Clark Mountain Musings: March 2006

Friday, March 31, 2006

"Be very careful to keep the commandment and the law that Moses the servant of the LORD gave you: to love the LORD your God, to walk in all his ways, to obey his commands, to hold fast to him and to serve him with all your heart and all your soul."

Joshua 22:5 (NIV)

The shut-ins on the Little St Francis River.
"The most important political office is that of the private citizen."

- Louis D. Brandeis
Ditch on Cache River May Have Saved Ivory-Bill Habitat

"The east Arkansas habitat of the recently rediscovered ivory-billed woodpecker would probably not still be around if a project along the Cache River had been carried out in the 1970's. That's the assessment of a conservationist who addressed a conference on old-growth forests."

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Who say's the digging of ditches is pointless labor?

Thursday, March 30, 2006

And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.

Hebrews 11:6 (NIV)

The spillway, dam at Fredericktown City Lake into the Little St Francis River.
McKinney punches Capitol Police Officer

"Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-GA) punched a U.S. Capitol Police officer today after he mistakenly pursued her for failing to pass through a metal detector.
The officer called out "Ma'am, Ma'am," in an attempt to stop her. When the officer caught up to McKinney, he grabbed her by the arm.
McKinney pulled her arm away, swung around, cell phone in hand, and punched the officer square in the chest, according to the witness."

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Oh.... Cindy, maybe you could take some money from a Saudi prince to pay your legal bills.
Italy gives asylum to Abdul Rahman

"The Afghan man who faced the death penalty for converting from Islam to Christianity received asylum in Italy yesterday, despite requests by lawmakers in Afghanistan that he be barred from fleeing the conservative Muslim country.

Abdul Rahman arrived in Rome days after he was freed from a high-security prison on the outskirts of Kabul after a court dropped charges of apostasy against him for lack of evidence and suspected mental illness."

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I'm glad the US took the lead on this...... Bah! Pathetic response. Thank the Lord for Mr. Rahman's safety, may his life be a blessing to the world. God bless you Abdul Rahman and thank you for your example of courage.











Insecure Democrats offer "Security"

Gateway Pundit has a nice roundup of why the Democrats ever so BOLD stance on National Security reeks of "Insecurity". Thought this retouch of the group photo gives a good impression of what it's really all about (they are in touch with their insecurities......)


Gateway Pundit: April Fools Comes Early as Dems Offer Bold Security Agenda

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible."

Matthew 19:26 (NIV)

The Little St Francis River below Fredericktown City Lake. Nice spot.
Card goes byebye, time for McLellan to do the same

"President Bush yesterday announced the resignation of his chief of staff, Andrew H. Card Jr., who had served in the White House's most demanding staff position for more than five years -- the second longest run in presidential history."

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Which flag is sovereign in Pioneer, California?

From Michelle Malkin......

The US flag was hung upside down below the Mexican flag by Montebello High School students in Pioneer California. How comforting.....

Seriously, this is NOT about people, but it IS about principle. Does our flag mean anything President Bush?

Winged Elm flowering on a Clark Mountain igneous glade.

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

The God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.

1 Peter 5:10 (NIV)







View from the summit of Clark Mountain looking to the south
Mexico runs our Immigration and Control Department

Adds posted (on Gateway Pundit) show they are seriously influencing our policy.

"Demand that Mexico participate in designing American immigration policy

Propose that illegal immigrants become fully integrated into US communities

Propose that Mexico will do its part at the borders if the guest country offers a sufficient number of appropriate visas to cover the largest possible number of workers and their families."


Check out this quote from an anonymous commentator on Gateway Pundit....

"I live in Western Washington, virtually every restaraunt kitchen is staffed with Mexicans. If it weren't for the mexicans, there would be no restaurants."

How foolish is that....... If I hear another "they'll do jobs Americans won't do"..... I'll scream. It's so degrading to say that. Our borders mean nothing... Reconquista anyone?

Gateway Pundit: Mexico's Controversial Immigration Ads Hit US Newspapers
"Leadership" in our State Department

"Asked whether the U.S. government was doing anything to secure Rahman's safety after his release, State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said in Washington that where he goes after being freed is "up to Mr. Rahman."

Via Michelle Malkin

EMBARASSING...... We should be the first ones to offer his safety.....
Abdul Rahman to seak asylum, Where's the US to offer it????

An Afghan man who faced a death sentence for converting to Christianity was released late last night from jail in Kabul. U.S. and U.N. officials had said earlier they expected he would seek asylum abroad.

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The US Government SHOULD be the first govt to offer asylum to Mr. Rahman... Where ARE You President Bush? Silence...... it's deafening. I'm ashamed of his leadership in this episode.
Judiciary Committee okays Amnesty for illegal entrants

"The Senate Judiciary Committee last night approved a plan that would put millions of illegal aliens on a path to U.S. citizenship, would let them stay here while applying and would not punish their unlawful entry as a felony, contrary to a House-passed bill."

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Don't look for the problem to be solved. I have no problem with people coming here for a better life...... BUT I do think people who cross our borders (do we even have borders anymore???) are commiting a crime. President Bush is as Unserious about this as can be and don't look for the borders to be enforced under his watch. I throw up my hands and say "What does our sovereignity mean?" President Bush is burning me out...

Monday, March 27, 2006

"The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God stands forever."

Isaiah 40:8 (NIV)





















Closeup of a Red maple flowering
Abdul Rahman freed

"A court yesterday dismissed the case against an Afghan man facing execution for converting from Islam to Christianity, officials said, paving the way for his release."

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Too bad President Bush didn't use this as an illustration of the medieval forces/idealogy that we face in the world... God protect this man.

Sunday, March 26, 2006

If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in him and he in God.

1 John 4:15 (NIV)
Welcome Coach Mike Anderson to Mizzou

He brings his 40 minutes of Hades to Columbia, because the atmosphere around the Athletic Department is like Hades.

MORE on Coach Anderson and his Intensively Defensively philosophy.

Safety First!

Found this photo of a Persian family on Tehran24.com . Note that the driver (man) is the only helmet wearer. Anyway, I'm sure they didn't go very fast. It just looks a bit crowded...
French Socialists greeted with fists-boots

Life sounds and looks peachy in France right now. The underemployed (having to work 40 hours instead of 32 hours a week.......) youth of France find protesting is a risky business and cell phones a hot commodity. Some really crazy/sad/pathetic scenes in photos at Gateway Pundit.

Gateway Pundit: After French Youths Bring Protest to Park, Thugs Pound Them
Courage to Parliamentarian Joya

She is very BOLD when it comes to the Taliban-Yale Exchange program and I commend her for it. Now we need to hear about the Abdul Rahman case. Where is the outrage in the Islamic world? Silence..........

"After her lecture, Joya delivered a statement about Hashemi's enrollment. She said Hashemi was one of the Taliban's top propagandists and called his status as a student at Yale "disgusting" and an "unforgivable insult.""Before he was a Talib, and now he is a student," Joya said, holding up two pictures of Hashemi. "Is it democracy?"

Gateway Pundit: Female Afghani Parliamentarian, Malalai Joya, Blasts Yale
Rescued hostage rations his thanks

"Freed peace activist Norman Kember gave qualified thanks yesterday to the soldiers who rescued him and two colleagues after 119 days of captivity in Iraq.

"I do not believe that a lasting peace is achieved by armed force," Mr. Kember said, "but I pay tribute to their courage and thank those who played a part in my rescue."

The brief statement by the retired physics professor appeared to be an attempt to quell the furor surrounding his failure -- and that of others in the Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) organization -- to thank the soldiers who risked their lives in the three-month rescue effort."

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Ungrateful....they risked their lives for you.

Tehran's a pretty place

Nice photo from Tehran24.com

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.

Ephesians 6:14-16 (NIV)
The Patriot PostFounders' Quote Daily

"Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at theprice of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God. I knownot what course others may take, but as for me, give me libertyor give me death!"

-- Patrick Henry (Speech to the Virginia Convention, 23 March 1775)

Reference: Respectfully Quoted
Revealing Photos

Russia, our friend, our ally, GIVING types that they are.....gave the Iraqis a nice heads up prior to the invasion.... and photos exist which prove just that. Thanks Putin, glad Bush knows your soul, I'm sure he's had nightmares ever since.

Gateway Pundit: Ouch! Photos Show Iraqi & Russian Defense Reps Days Before War!
Chirac feeling a bit testy after "ENGLISH...." utilized

"French President Jacques Chirac yesterday defended his eyebrow-raising exit from an EU summit session, accusing the French head of Europe's employer union of insulting French pride by daring to speak in English.

An ardent defender of the French tongue, Mr. Chirac said he was stunned to hear English on the lips of the Frenchman in a speech at the two-day European summit.

"I was deeply shocked that a Frenchman would speak at the council table in English," he told journalists, explaining for the first time his abrupt walkout when the summit opened on Thursday.

"That's the reason why the French delegation and myself left, so as not to have to listen to that," he added."

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What a sensitive soul Msr Chirac is. The funny thing is....he's fluent in ENGLISH!!!!!!!!! It would be nice for the Gaulic nation if......he were so passionate about Guaranteeing jobs to his rioting youth.
Putin is a plagarist

"Large chunks of Mr. Putin's mid-1990s economics dissertation on planning in the natural resources sector were lifted straight out of a management text published by two University of Pittsburgh academics nearly 20 years earlier, Washington researchers insisted yesterday."

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I guess he at least translated, right? Pootie.... shame on you.

Friday, March 24, 2006

"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."

John 3:16

Beautiful View from Clark Mountain taken this morning.
PM John Howard finds the Aghani "trial" to be more than just "deeply troubling"

President Bush..... Mr Howard speaks stronger.

"The case of an Afghan man facing a possible death penalty for converting from Islam to Christianity is ``appalling,'' Australian Prime Minister John Howard said.

``We're putting the lives of Australian soldiers on the line and this sort of thing is allowed,'' Howard told Melbourne radio station 3AW today. ``When I saw the report about this I felt sick.''

Via Michelle Malkin
"Moderate" Cleric calls for Abdul Rahman's death

"Rejecting Islam is insulting God. We will not allow God to be humiliated. This man must die," said cleric Abdul Raoulf, who is considered a moderate and was jailed three times for opposing the Taliban before the hard-line regime was ousted in 2001."

And also

"Mr. Raoulf, who is a member of the country's main Islamic organization, the Afghan Ulama Council, agreed. "The government is playing games. The people will not be fooled."

"Cut off his head," he exclaimed, sitting in a courtyard outside Herati Mosque. "We will call on the people to pull him into pieces so there's nothing left."

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Mr. Rahman's crime.....believing in Jesus. Moderation......you have to love it. Arghhhh Such barbarity in the name of religion. Oh God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob help him....

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.

Deuteronomy 6:5
Yale's Biggest Catch

The Talibani Guy Sayed Rahmatullah Hashemi continues to make headlines and the sad part about it is....... the BUSH administration gave him an Entry Visa. Homeland Security? Or Maybe PC is still king? I wonder if he knows... Yale was a Christian University? Oh and they used to be in the business of sending out Ministers of the Injil-Gospel? Would he have them executed?

Go AWAY Taliban!

Michelle Malkin is on the case

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Like a city whose walls are broken down is a man who lacks self-control.

Proverbs 25:28
Where is the White House?

I guess they're in line with the wussies at the State Department. God help Abdul Rahman. Some say he should be "cut into little pieces"...... Why? Peace.....

Ordinary Everyday Christian: State Dept. Gobbledygook on Abdul Rahman
President Bush has nothing to say about Abdul Rahman

Michelle Malkin has it covered.
Prosecutor Abdul Wasi called Rahman a traitor, according to the Chicago Tribune.

"He is known as a microbe in society, and he should be cut off and removed from the rest of Muslim society and should be killed," Wasi said.

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How barbaric...... Peace......
US does NOT demand the release of Abdul Rahman who faces death for his faith

"The United States says it is closely watching the trial of an Afghan man who faces the death penalty if he is convicted for converting from Islam to Christianity.

The case has attracted widespread attention inside Afghanistan and internationally. In Europe, Germany and Italy have called for Abdul Rahman's immediate release saying the trial is a cause for great concern.

BUT the United States, which led the liberation of Afghanistan from the hard-line Taliban in 2001, has stopped short of calling for his release."

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UNBELIEVABLE..... We don't think he should be freed? Free to choose?

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners -- of whom I am the worst.

1 Timothy 1:15

Black and White Clark Mountain.
Want Bob Huggins for Mizzou's Head Coach?

Here's part of his resume.......

"A coach who was arrested for drunken driving and fired from his last job. ... An assistant coach arrested for driving under the influence. ... Numerous players arrested for driving under the influence. ... A player arrested for carrying a handgun. ... A player arrested for punching a police horse. ... A player arrested and indicted for kidnapping a roommate, taping him to a lawn chair, pounding him on the head with a weight-lifting bar, then burning him with cigarettes and a hot coat hanger."

I hear Dave Bliss is available....

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Khatami undermining Ahmadenijad by admitting Holocaust occured

Now there are signs that Mr. Khatami and other reformers are using the Jews to try to undermine Mr. Ahmadenijad's political agenda. Mr. Khatami publicly contradicted the president this month, describing the Holocaust as a "historical reality."

"We should speak out if even a single Jew is killed. Don't forget that one of the crimes of Hitler, Nazism and German national socialism was the massacre of innocent people, among them many Jews," the cleric said in widely published remarks."

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Iranian Jewish community fears Ahmadinejad

"Members of Iran's Jewish community fear they are being set up to take the blame if President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's drive to establish a nuclear program ends badly for the country.

Members of the 30,000-strong community say they already are being viewed as a potential fifth column after a series of speeches in which the firebrand president has spoken of a "Holocaust myth" and heaped scorn on Europe for its defense of the "Zionist entity."

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Monday, March 20, 2006

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?

Romans 8:35

Another "sketch" of Clark Mountain.
Afghani law demands death of Christian convert

"An Afghan man is being prosecuted in a Kabul court and could be sentenced to death on a charge of converting from Islam to Christianity, a crime under the country's Islamic laws, a judge said yesterday.

The trial is thought to be the first of its kind in Afghanistan and highlights a struggle between religious conservatives and reformists over what shape Islam should take here four years after the ouster of the Islamic fundamentalist Taliban regime."

The prosecutor, Abdul Wasi, said he had offered to drop the charges if Mr. Rahman converted back to Islam, but he refused.

"He would have been forgiven if he changed back. But he said he was a Christian and would always remain one," Mr. Wasi said. "We are Muslims, and becoming a Christian is against our laws. He must get the death penalty."

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Ahhh.....the smell of "Democracy". God help our brother, Abdul Rahman. Why don't we hear more about this from Washington? Out with the Taliban, in with the same old Shariah law....

Michelle Malkin wonders..... where President Bush is on this.... I wonder too....

Sunday, March 19, 2006

And he will love thee, and bless thee, and multiply thee: he will also bless the fruit of thy womb, and the fruit of thy land, thy corn, and thy wine, and thine oil, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep, in the land which he sware unto thy fathers to give thee.

Deuteronomy 7:13

Clark Mountain in "sketch" form.
3 Years in Iraq

Gateway Pundit has a great roundup of what's happened in the 3 years. Let us hope and pray that the Iraqis take the responsibility for their country's future, it's on them to step up. It would be nice if they FORMED their permanent government.
French youth riot over jobs law

"Police loosed water cannons and tear gas on rioting students, and activists rampaged through a McDonald's and attacked storefronts in the capital yesterday as demonstrations against a plan to relax job protections spread in a widening arc across France."

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Ahh......the byproducts of socialism....

Saturday, March 18, 2006

In his heart a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps.

Proverbs 16:9 (NIV)

Friday, March 17, 2006

There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.

1 John 4:18
Say it with me........

B-R-A-D-L-E-Y Braves!!!!!!!

defeated KU tonight....... hahaha

Thursday, March 16, 2006

I lift up my eyes to the hills -- where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth.

Psalm 121:1-2 (NIV)
Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf addresses US Congress

"Honorable ladies and gentlemen of this Congress, I want to thank you. All the Liberian people sent me here to thank you for that vision. Our triumph over evil is also your triumph... Thanks also to President Bush, whose strong resolve and public condemnation and appropriate action forced a tyrant into exile."

Gateway Pundit: Africa's First Female Head of State Thanks George W. Bush

A very impressive speech, I heard it last night coming home from work on CSPAN Radio (love that XM Radio.....) and I was impressed with her declaration of "I will succeed". God bless her in her efforts and God help Liberia home of American-Africans.
Shaking Iranian regime ready to talk with the "Great Satan"

Iran's top nuclear negotiator said Thursday that Teheran was ready to open talks with the United States over Iraq, marking a major Iranian foreign policy shift.

This is the first time since the 1979 Islamic Revolution that Iran is officially calling for dialogue with the United States, which it has repeatedly condemned as "the Great Satan."

"To resolve Iraqi issues and help establishment of an independent and free government in Iraq, we agree to (talks with the United States)," Ali Larijani told a closed meeting of the parliament Thursday."

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Sounds like to me the Islamo-fascists of Iran think that the "Great Satan" means business......










My participation in a giant cane restoration

"On Friday, February 24, more than 20 volunteers and staff members of the Nature Conservancy, the Missouri Department of Conservation and the U.S. National Park Service – Ozark National Scenic Riverways participated in a full day of canebrake restoration in an abandoned Park Service field near Big Tree Campground along the Current River.

Giant Cane, Missouri’s only native bamboo, once grew in huge stands in the river bottoms of southern Missouri. Some of these stands covered several square miles and were rich in wildlife. The earliest European settlers in southern Missouri discovered that cane made excellent fodder for livestock and the cane quickly disappeared. Only about two percent of the original cane coverage remains intact today.

Participants spent the day digging up clumps of cane from a nearby donor site, transporting the cane via pickup truck and trailer, pruning the cane, then replanting the cane in the field. The clumps were flagged for future identification and monitoring."

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Wednesday, March 15, 2006

And he has given us this command: Whoever loves God must also love his brother.

1 John 4:21
Lincoln Chafee watch

On the proposed censure of President Bush......

"One liberal GOP senator, Lincoln Chafee of Rhode Island, offered some praise for Feingold, saying the resolution would be "positive" if it fueled debate over the legality of some policies in the war on terrorism."

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Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Whoever loves money never has money enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with his income. This too is meaningless.

Ecclesiastes 5:10

Snow on Clark Mountain.
Zawahiri once a tourist now a terrorist.....

"Zawahiri, Osama bin Laden's top strategist and personal physician, is believed to have visited the United States on at least two occasions. In 1989, he came to Brooklyn, New York, to recruit fighters for the war in Afghanistan against the Soviet Union. The FBI believes that Zawahiri returned in 1993 to raise money in Santa Clara, Calif."

Scary to think such a guy was once here... Wonder if he took any photos while he was here? Maybe we should find those photos.... any finders email me.

MORE at Michelle Malkin
Pray for Persecuted Pastors in Kazakhstan

"Last September, Baptist pastor Pyotr Panafidin was found guilty of leading an unregistered religious community and fined 101,955 tenge ($900 CDN). This is almost four times the average monthly wage in Kazakhstan. Since Panafidin was unwilling to pay such a large fine, the courts ordered the confiscation of his home in Taraz. On February 27, Panafidin was also sentenced to three days in prison."

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Tehran "elite" turning on extremist presidency

"Iran's clerical and business establishments, deeply concerned by what they see as reckless spending and needlessly aggressive foreign policies, are increasingly turning against President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Within this context, many see the president's long-running confrontation with the United States and Europe over Tehran's nuclear program as an attempt to demonize the West and distract the Iranian public from pressing domestic problems."

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They're suprised by the regime's aggressiveness???? Maybe they should go back and read Khomeini's speeches...... about SPREADING the "revolution"... Or maybe just maybe they're upset with old Mahmoud about his unwillingness to "keep quiet".
President Bush says Iranians supplying bombs in Iraq

"President Bush yesterday blamed Iran for helping kill American troops in Iraq, saying they are supplying some of the ever-more-lethal explosives that insurgents are using against coalition forces.

"Tehran has been responsible for at least some of the increasing lethality of anti-coalition attacks by providing Shi'a militia with the capabilities to build improvised explosive devices in Iraq," Mr. Bush said, adding that troops have seized IEDs "that were clearly produced in Iran."

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Still waiting for consequences......

Monday, March 13, 2006

Pride only breeds quarrels, but wisdom is found in those who take advice.

Proverbs 13:10
Venezuelan missile crisis?

"A recent deal between Iran and Venezuela provides for the exploitation of Venezuela's strategic minerals, prompting opposition figures to warn that President Hugo Chavez's government could be planning to provide Tehran with uranium for its nuclear program.

The deal was part of a package of agreements, most of which were announced during a visit last month to Caracas and Cuba by Iranian parliament Speaker Gholam Ali Haddad-Adel. The two countries also established a joint $200 million development fund and signed bilateral deals to build homes and factories, and exploit petroleum."

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Looks like Castro Junior wants to be more and more like his Daddy Castro. Kind of a scary dude don't you think? Iran..... and Chavez..... a match made in Hades.

Sunday, March 12, 2006

Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.

Psalm 51:10 (NIV)
The Patriot PostFounders' Quote Daily

"He that goes a borrowing goes a sorrowing."

-- Benjamin Franklin (from his writings, 1758)

Reference: Franklin: Writings, Lemay, ed., Library of America(1300)
The Iranian Holocaust Cartoon Contest

Creepy people do things like this. The video linked is set to easy listening muzak, very bizarre and creepy.

LINK
Arsenal FC, Israeli advertisements, and UAE protests

"The Arsenal Football Club recently announced an official link to promote tourism to Israel in the stadium. In a deal worth $600,000, Israel will be promoted on electronic billboards, on banner advertisements on the Arsenal website, and in the club magazine. The Jewish state will be hailed as Arsenal's "official and exclusive travel destination."

But now the Jewish Telegraphic Agency and the Jerusalem Post are reporting that Emirates Airlines, which paid for naming rights to the stadium, has declared the deal "unfortunate." An official for the Arab airline has said that the company will "do our best to persuade Arsenal not to renew its deal with Israel." According to the Jerusalem Post, the stadium naming rights cost Emirates $100 million in 2004. The Arsenal website puts the price closer to $200 million.

Responding to the objections, Israel's Tourism minister, Eli Cohen, invited the airline's upper management to visit the country, which is gracious, considering that the United Arab Emirates prohibits Israeli citizens from its shores."

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Remember though........ it is perfectly WRONG to treat Britain differently than UAE.... Hah fools.

Saturday, March 11, 2006

For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified.

1 Corinthians 2:2 (NIV)
Egyptian Copts Support Christian Martyr Operations

"Leaders of Christian sects in Egypt as well as leading Coptic political activists welcomed Archimandrite Attallah Hanna's call on Palestinian and Arab Christians to join hands in carrying out martyr operations against the Israeli occupation forces.

Hanna, spokesman for the Orthodox Church in occupied Jerusalem, asserted that those who carry out martyr operations are not “suicide bombers” or “terrorists” as some claim but heroes of the nation standing their ground in defense of their usurped lands.

Catholic Father Johanna Qaltah reiterated support to Hanna's call, but regretted it came so late.
In exclusive statements to IslamOnline Sunday, January 12, he said martyrdom is not a legitimate right but a duty and obligation for all Arab citizens, Muslims or Christians, in defense of their land, honor, dignity and sanctities."

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If this is true..... then I condemn such statements in the highest. Jesus is Jewish, how would he want his followers to kill his brothers in cold blood. HOW? I say that such words are evil indeed, martyrs do NOT kill other people!!!!!!!!!

We can be thankful that no one has taken these "leaders" up on their offers. God forgive them for such evil words of violence. Jesus forgave, he did not fight.
Former Gitmo inmate rearrested for........terrorism

Who wants these guys again?

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Killer kites in Pakistan

People have utilized kites to kill other people!!!

God help us

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No headstone for Casey

Cindy Sheehan's too busy with her buddy Hugo.

Sad.......

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Slobodon Milosevic dead

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Egyptian arrested for eating Danish Cheese!!!

"The man, who owns a shop, was seen by neighbors while eating Danish cheese. They asked him why he's not boycotting Denmark and he answered that he's just not boycotting it. Later members of Egypt's notorious National Security police arrived at his place and asked him to go with them."

via Gateway Pundit

I could understand if it was limburger cheese.......
Israeli's counter Iran's anti-semitic cartoon contest with their own

who doesn't love a little satire of a rabidly anti-Israeli regime?

MORE at Gateway Pundit

Friday, March 10, 2006

Pride only breeds quarrels, but wisdom is found in those who take advice.

Proverbs 13:10 (NIV)
'US not doing enough to stop Iran'

"The United States has until now not done enough to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons, a senior Israeli Defense Ministry official has told The Jerusalem Post while expressing hope that Wednesday's referral of the Iranian issue to the United Nations Security Council would prove to be effective.

"America needs to get its act together," the official said. "Until now the US administration has just been talking tough but the time has come for the Americans to begin to take tough action."

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Agreed......... very very weak so far....

Thursday, March 09, 2006

I can do everything through him who gives me strength.

Philippians 4:13

Sunset over water (not my photo)...
Michelle Malkin onPorts "Deal" and UAE

"When all is said and done, security-minded Americans would rather not see management of terminals at our U.S. ports in the hands of an Arab state-owned company whose government officials not only provided cover to Osama bin Laden before 9/11

and created a ripe environment that facilitiated al Qaeda financing and remained a logistical hub after 9/11, but who also still maintain a catch-and-release policy toward terror suspects, deny the existence of our established ally, Israel, and may be providing material support for terrorism even as they welcome U.S. military forces to their shores."

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Far left attacks Dr Dobson

They say he's a part of the Abramaoff coalition. Actually they're attempting to impune all of us "right-wing Christians"... and what else is new?

Gateway Pundit: Dobson Calls Soros-Funded Far Left Attack Ads Scandalous

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 6:23

Vilander Bluff along Meramec River, Onondaga State Park.
Our friends the Saudi's continue boycott of Israel

"Despite a promise made to Washington last November to drop its economic boycott of Israel, Saudi Arabia plans to host a major international conference next week aimed at promoting a continued trade embargo on the Jewish state, The Jerusalem Post has learned.

The Post also found that the kingdom continues to prohibit entry to products made in Israel or to foreign-made goods containing Israeli components, in violation of pledges made by senior Saudi officials to the Bush administration last year.

"Next week, we will hold the ninth annual meeting for the boycott of Israel here in Jidda," Ambassador Salem el-Honi, high commissioner of the Organization for the Islamic Conference's (OIC) Islamic Office for the Boycott of Israel, said in a telephone interview."

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Shocking.......oh wait, the UAE also boycotts Israel. The "Islamic Office for the Boycott of Israel"???? How do you become High Commisioner of that gig.
Who wants to leave Gitmo (and who will take them)

Gateway Pundit suggests that Code Pink take them. Maybe Senator Dick Durbin will have them over for lunch. Kennedy? Boxer? Calling out for help here.....

Gateway Pundit: The Horror! Club Gitmo Detainees Want to Stay Put!
House GOP unites to kill ports deal

"Republican House leaders last night split with President Bush and said they would derail a Dubai-owned company's bid to take control of operations at six major U.S. ports.

"It is my intention to lay the foundation to block the deal," said Rep. Jerry Lewis, California Republican and House Appropriations Committee chairman."

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The administration has been out to lunch on this one. Is it just me or should the Bush communication team collectively be given the boot? Starting with the Press Secretary....

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

"I am the Alpha and the Omega," says the Lord God, "who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty."

Revelation 1:8

Massive boulders on the side of Clark Mountain.
Azadi "Freedom" Stadium continues ban on Iranian women

"Iranian police officers stand as Iranian girls hold a banner sign which reads in Persian 'We want to watch a match of our national soccer team' as they wait to enter the Azadi stadium during a world cup friendly match between Iran and Costa Rica in Tehran, on Wednesday March, 1, 2006.

Iranian women are not allowed to attend actual matches of the men's teams which are held in the coliseum. Iran won 3-2."

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Gateway Pundit

Azadi to the Persian peoples.......
Hamas strips Abbas' powers

"Hamas headed into a full-blown confrontation with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas yesterday, voting to strip him of powers that he was awarded hastily by his Fatah party in the last session of the outgoing parliament.

The Hamas-Fatah conflict has been simmering since Hamas swept Fatah out of office in the Jan. 25 parliamentary elections, ending four decades of unchallenged rule by the party of the late Yasser Arafat."

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Oh how wonderful.....
The Supreme Court

It looks great with two additional GOP nominees.....now let's see how they rule.

Monday, March 06, 2006

Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom.

Isaiah 40:28

Another view of Clark Mountain.
Resolving a Resolution recognizing God in the MO House

"It was recently approved by the House Rules Committee along party lines - five Republicans backed it, three Democrats did not - and could come for a vote before the full House next week. It would also have to pass in the Senate."

Gateway Pundit: Predictably, Democrats Unanimously Vote Down Jesus in Missouri
Abbas' demand stalls Hamas government

"The formation of a new Palestinian government remains stalled while Hamas considers how to respond to a demand by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas that it accept implicit recognition of Israel, according to Palestinian sources.

Mr. Abbas is reportedly prepared to order new elections if the incoming government has not agreed to abide by agreements negotiated under the defeated Fatah-led administration within "a few months."

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Mike "Brownie" Brown admits blame

"Former FEMA Director Michael Brown said Wednesday that he deserved much of the blame for the government's failures after Hurricane Katrina, saying he fell short in conveying the magnitude of the disaster and calling for help.
"I should have asked for the military sooner. I should have demanded the military sooner," Brown told a gathering of meteorologists at a ski resort in the Sierra Nevada."

Yeah...

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Michelle Malkin has been and still is all over this case with honest criticism. Mr. Brown go back to Arabian horses, leave disaster management to the professionals (like Blanco and Nagin : ) ). The whole debacle was well a debacle.

Click on the image for a clear view (but come back here after that).

Trackbacked to Stop the ACLU, Michelle Malkin

Sunday, March 05, 2006

I consider my life worth nothing to me, if only I may finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me -- the task of testifying to the gospel of God's grace.

Acts 20:24

A Red Granite building at Elephant Rocks State Park.
Bahrainis protest against terrorism

Lots of photos and links at Gateway Pundit.

Gateway Pundit: Massive Muslim Protest in Bahrain Against Terrorism
The Iranian regime tricked the EU...... Shocking?

"Iran duped European Union negotiators into thinking it had halted efforts to make nuclear fuel while it continued to install equipment to process yellowcake -- a key stage in the nuclear-fuel process, a top Iranian negotiator boasted in a recent speech to leading Muslim clerics.

"When we were negotiating with the Europeans in Tehran, we were still installing some of the equipment at the Isfahan site. There was plenty of work to be done to complete the site and finish the work there. In reality, by creating a tame situation, we could finish Isfahan," said Hassan Rowhani, who headed talks with Britain, France and Germany until last year.

"From the outset, the Americans kept telling the Europeans, 'The Iranians are lying and deceiving you, and they have not told you everything.' The Europeans used to respond, 'We trust them,'?"

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Iran, the home of chess, the home of double-speak. Can you believe the EU has been had? No way....
Christmas Card from the UN Family in their house (circa 1978)

Found this while scavenging around an old home. Thought it would be appropriate for the recent Jimmy Carter UN over US comments. Why do they always wear the UN Blue?

Trackbacked to Michelle Malkin

Saturday, March 04, 2006

Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.

Colossians 3:2

A view of an angry McKenzie Creek at Lon Sanders Canyon.
Msr President Jimmy Carter is at it again.........

This time he wants the US to lose to the UN...... and in other news... limburger cheese still smells like limburger cheese.

"Mr. Carter said he made a personal promise to ambassadors from Egypt, Pakistan, and Cuba on the U.N. change issue that was undermined by America's ambassador, John Bolton.

"My hope is that when the vote is taken," he told the Council on Foreign Relations, "the other members will outvote the United States."

Jimmy's hope is to see the US outvoted by Cuba, China, Saudi Arabia, Zimbabwe, Iran, Syria, Egypt, Vietnam, Russia, and all the other freedom loving governments of the world....... Our greatest human rights President....

Gateway Pundit: America's Worst President and Ex-President Sides with Cuba Again

I think this one deserves a special image of Carter's continued foibles...
Missouri House Concurrent Resolution No. 13

It honors God and some people aren't happy about it. I do think that it easily could have included a reference that the Jewish God is also the Christian God.

God of heaven we honor you.

Gateway Pundit: Holy Christ-o-fascism! MO Aims to Halt Assaults on Christianity
Mentally unstable people throw firecrackers inside Church of the Annunciation

"Three Israelis set off firecrackers inside an important Christian shrine in the boyhood home of Jesus yesterday, sparking panic among worshippers and a riot outside.

One police car was torched as a mob tried to surge past police into the Roman Catholic Church of the Annunciation in Nazareth to attack the intruders, a man and two women disguised as Christian pilgrims."

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I pray for the family who did this, pray for their safety, pray for the "Christians" who would riot after such a thing. Does it make any sense to make matters worse? Christians of the world have no better friends than our Jewish brethren.

Oh yeah... the Wash Times has this headline "Christian shrine hit by Israeli intruders"... intruders?
Who will be the next Missouri Men's basketball coach?

List of 5 possible replacements.....

1) Mike Anderson
■ Current job: Fourth season as head coach at UAB
■ Current/career record: 20-5/85-39


2) John Beilein
■ Current job: In his third season as head coach at West Virginia.
■ Current/career record: 20-8/522-306


3) John Calipari
■ Current job: In his sixth season as head coach at Memphis
■ Current/career record: 26-2/334-128.


4) Tom Crean
■ Current job: In his seventh season as head coach at Marquette
■ Current/career record: 19-8/140-73


5) Billy Gillispie
■ Current job: In his second season as head coach at Texas A&M
■ Current/career record: 18-7/69-49


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"An eye for an eye eventually leaves the whole world blind."

- Mahatma Gandhi

Friday, March 03, 2006

Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Matthew 5:10

Looking towards the west from the massive boulders on Clark Mountain.
Arrow missile capable of dealing with Iran's Shihab missile

"Israel's Arrow 2 anti-ballistic missile system is capable of intercepting and destroying any Iranian missiles, even were they to carry nuclear warheads, a high-ranking IDF officer told The Jerusalem Post on Thursday.

"We will shoot all of [Iran's missiles] down," he told the Post. "The Arrow knows how to intercept the Shihab missile."

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I also happen to know this.......The God of Israel knows how to protect his people. As the God of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, David, Zechariah, Jesus says...... "I will Bless those who Bless you, I will Curse those who curse you."

God bless Israel, the Jewish people brought salvation (the understanding of a sovereign, loving, personal God) to the world.
Abu Ghraib, What really happened...

when Saddam ran the place.....

"Of the 148 men and boys whose death warrants Mr. Hussein is accused of signing, 96 were hanged in the Abu Ghraib prison, the documents showed. Forty-six died under torture, including four additional inmates who were accidentally added to the group. Ten boys and adolescents were executed in 1989, after they reached the legal age. "

Gateway Pundit: Hangings at Abu Ghraib!

Thursday, March 02, 2006

I seek you with all my heart; do not let me stray from your commands.

Psalm 119:10

Panoramic view of Buford Mountain (Elevation 1740) in northern Iron County. Did you know... Buford is actually a fault?
Oppose the UAE port deal and you're a.......

Bigot? Nah... it's actually not that. But here's a list of news at Michelle Malkin and how the Bush administration is trying to use that argument (the bigot argument).
Katrina's Legacy of Division continues

Will it ever end? Oh yeah... the ENTIRE governmental apparatus FAILED.

Gateway Pundit: Wires: Bush, Chertoff, Nagin & Fats Domino Warned Before Katrina
U.S. urges UAE to end its boycott of Israel

"The Bush administration said yesterday it is pressing the United Arab Emirates to drop its economic boycott of Israel -- a major sticking point in the proposed takeover of key U.S. ports by a UAE-owned firm.

A joint U.S. agency team traveled to the oil-rich Gulf kingdom last month to discuss the boycott, and a senior Commerce Department official will press Dubai again during a visit this month, State Department spokesman Adam Ereli said. "The United States wants to see the boycott against Israel dropped completely by everybody, and that's our position," he said."

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Still waiting.....

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.

Ephesians 4:2-3

View of the Tiemann Shut-Ins on the St Francis River.
London mayor back at work after barb

"Mayor Ken Livingstone won a respite yesterday from a government-appointed panel's order suspending him from office for four weeks for insulting a Jewish reporter.

The three-member Adjudication Panel for England ordered the suspension after Mr. Livingstone asked London Evening Standard reporter Oliver Finegold -- who accosted him at a party -- if he was "a German war criminal" and likened him to a concentration camp guard."

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What a wierd dude Mr. Livingstone is.
Court rules pro-life protesters not racketeers

"The Supreme Court unanimously ruled yesterday that federal extortion and racketeering laws cannot be used against protesters at abortion clinics, ending a legal battle that has gone on for 20 years.

The high court's 8-0 decision effectively bars efforts by pro-choice groups to bankrupt the pro-life movement by using federal anti-mob laws against protest groups, claiming that such organizations were violent criminal conspiracies."

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