Clark Mountain Musings: April 2006

Sunday, April 30, 2006

What benefit did you reap at that time from the things you are now ashamed of? Those things result in death!

Romans 6:21 (NIV)

The Black River shortly before it enters/becomes Clearwater Lake. Beautiful deep blue water.
"There's a difference between knowing the path, and walking the path."

- Morpheus
Poor Design of Taum Sauk dam led to collapse

"AmerenUE's mountaintop Taum Sauk reservoir was poorly designed and constructed, so it was doomed to collapse when systems that measured water levels failed and the giant man-made lake overflowed, said a report from a consultant hired by the utility.

The dam, completed in 1963, wasn't even constructed to the best practices of the 1960s - more like the 1940s, the report found. The report states that Taum Sauk was the last dumped rock fill dam in the U.S. and, possibly, the world."

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Duh........

Saturday, April 29, 2006

If you really keep the royal law found in Scripture, "Love your neighbor as yourself," you are doing right.

James 2:8 (NIV)

View of Thorny Mountain from Stegall Fire Tower.
Iran ignores UN's demand to cooperate......Duh?


"The U.N. nuclear-watchdog agency said yesterday that Iran has ignored a U.N. Security Council deadline to stop enriching uranium and has failed to cooperate fully with nuclear inspectors.

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) told the U.N. Security Council this was a "matter of concern."

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A Matter of Concern.... Sounds like to me its a Matter of Laughter by the Mullahs against the "United" Nations. Ha, just look at this photo of Mahmoud, he looks like he's going to cooperate....doesn't he?

Friday, April 28, 2006

Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God -- children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband's will, but born of God.

John 1:12-13 (NIV)

View of Large Boulder on Stegall Mountain at Peck Ranch Conservation Area. Nice place, largest glade complex in the lower Ozarks.
The Smart Senator Jim Talent and Borders

The man's got skills and political brains... While most Republicans lampoon themselves in the bid to win support from people who can't even vote... Jim Talent actually proposes a strict plan which opposes Amnesty to law breakers. Good luck McCaskill, you'll need it in this race...

Gateway Pundit: Finally, Sen. Talent Proposes Smart Border Security Plan
Sistani calls for Disarmament

Good news from Iraq. Sistani is a courageous leader, even though I probably would not agree with many of his Islamist views.

Gateway Pundit: Iraq's Spiritual Leader Calls for Unity & the Disarming of Militias
Ted Kennedy opposes Wind Energy (if it's in his backyard)

"A 130-turbine, 24-square-mile cluster of windmills off Cape Cod could be a model for the rest of the country, but Sen. Edward Kennedy plans to block it.

The wind farm would be about 8 miles from Kennedy's home in Hyannis Port, and he has long opposed it, the Boston Globe reported.

"The Democrats are going to kill the first big offshore wind farm in the United States because of their relationship with Ted Kennedy," said John Passacantando, executive director of Greenpeace USA."

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What a selfish dude.... Privilige brings Conceit, Conceit brings Arrogance, Arrogance brings Ted Kennedy...Oh yeah, energy independence = whatever those people in the Flint Hills have to deal with NOT what Ted Kennedy has to deal with. FOOL

Thursday, April 27, 2006

"Know this, you and all the people of Israel: It is by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified but whom God raised from the dead, that this man stands before you healed. He is 'the stone you builders rejected, which has become the capstone.' Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved."

Acts 4:10-12 (NIV)
Iran continues to fund terror against Israel

"Iran has given close to 10 million dollars to Palestinian terror groups in Israel since the beginning of the year, Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz said Monday."The money transferred by Iran serves as fuel for the terror groups,"

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And what consequences do they face? None.
Iraq becoming Unified

Funny that the Media aren't reporting, Democrats are ignoring, and the American people seem to be a snoring.

Seriously, there is GREAT news in Iraq right now, the Government is Forming NOW.

Gateway Pundit: News From the Quagmire/Civil War: "Iraqi Sects Commit to Unity"
The New Busch

Gateway Pundit has some nice photos from yesterday's game. Beautiful Park.

Gateway Pundit: Another Wednesday in St. Louis

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

"Do not judge, or you too will be judged."

Matthew 7:1 (NIV)

Photo of a Timber Rattlesnake I took YESTERDAY on a forest overstory plot I worked at. I think I stepped over this guy without knowing it! Yikes! Thank the Lord they aren't aggressive. Beautiful snake.
Bush shuts out his allies....Kyle and Cornyn in favor of Kennedy and durbin?

"President Bush and a group of senators yesterday reached general agreement on an immigration bill that includes a pathway to citizenship for many illegal aliens. But left out of the closed-door White House meeting were senators who oppose a path to citizenship.

The meeting even snubbed two men who had been considered allies of Mr. Bush on immigration -- Sen. John Cornyn, Texas Republican and chairman of the immigration subcommittee, and Sen. Jon Kyl, Arizona Republican."

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Makes sense.......? Cornyn even supported Meiers for SC. Guess they're not interested in listening to or convincing critics...... LAZY.
Media to snow on Tony Snow

HEyyyyy Toneyyyyyy!

The White House is down with Communication...Finally! And Tony Snow is a Communicator (albeit slightly boring on the radio). I'm stoked, it's 817 AM and Tony is speaking.

I guess it's the next best thing to Rush or Hannity or Laura Ingraham.

I'm certain David Gregory is NOT happy about a Fox News.... employee being named Press Secretary. Get ready for the snide remarks.

Gateway Pundit: It's Official! Snow Will Be White House Press Secretary
"Curiosity has its own reason for existing." - Albert Einstein
Michael Rubin on Iran on NRO

"Lopez: What's something about the Iranian people we should all know?

Rubin: It sounds basic, but Iranians aren't Arabs. While Arabic is a Semitic language like Hebrew, Persian is Indo-European. There are so many Persian cognates: The Persian word for forest is jungle and the word for sugar cube is qand (like candy). Mother is madar, father is padar, and brother, baradar.

It is important to know and understand Iranian culture. Iranian poetry is rich, and Iranian cuisine the best in the world. Still, while appreciating Iranian culture is important to derive a more nuanced policy, it is also important to not lose perspective: It is true that 80 percent of Iranians don't support their government and are pro-Western.

But it's equally important to remember that how friendly and independent Iranians are doesn't matter; it's the guys with the guns who make the decision and who have for a quarter century isolated Iran."

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Tuesday, April 25, 2006

But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.

1 Peter 3:15 (NIV)

Me.
Ethiopian Church destroyed by bomb during Worship

"Sources from Voice of the Marytrs are reporting that five Christians were wounded by a bomb blast that completely destroyed their church the night before Easter Sunday. The explosion was triggered by Muslims, who threw the bomb at Emmanuel Church while more than 100 congregants were worshipping."

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Peace....... God help the Martyrs who do not fight but give...
Who wants to be Communications director for Cindy McKinney

When you get railed on like this on tape! "'You know what? They lied to Coz and Coz is a fool.'"

Coz being Coz Carson, McKinney's Communications Director

Gateway Pundit: Uh-Oh! McKinney Walks Off Set, But Microphone Still On
Who is the Leaker connected to and how?

Check out this link and find out just how interconnected Mary McCarthy is to her fellow travelers.

Gateway Pundit: A Starter Web on the McCarthy Connections
Wood Bison return to Siberia



"After an absence of more than 5,000 years, the thunder of bison hooves will soon be heard once again in the vast tundra of northeastern Siberia, thanks to the persistence of wildlife conservationists in this remote corner of Russia. After nearly a decade of trying, biologists in the Russian Republic of Sakha have obtained 30 wood bison that they plan to release into the wild next year.



"Before they died out here thousands of years ago, the bison crossed over the Bering Straight to North America and settled there. In a way, it's like they're coming home," said Vasily Tikhonov, a biologist with Sakha's Ministry of Nature Protection."

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Monday, April 24, 2006

For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision has any value. The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.

Galatians 5:6 (NIV)
President Bush declares milestone in Iraq

"President Bush said yesterday that the United States reached a "milestone toward our victory in Iraq" when Iraqi leaders agreed on a prime minister-designate, and he called the country's three top leaders to tell them they now "have responsibilities to defeat the terrorists."

Speaking to Marines in Twentynine Palms, Calif., Mr. Bush said he telephoned President Jalal Talabani, Prime Minister-designate Jawad al-Maliki and parliament Speaker Mahmoud al-Mashhadani to tell them that "they have an awesome responsibility" to prove they can unite and govern their nation.

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This is indeed an historic time, time for the Iraqis to take charge.. It's their country.

Me and my Grandparents and brother and cousins circa 1980.

Sunday, April 23, 2006

God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him. In this way, love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment, because in this world we are like him.

1 John 4:16b-17 (NIV)
Northwest Missouri State marks 100 years of Service

"According to Mattie Dye’s book “Behind the Birshes: a History of Northwest Missouri State College,” Northwest Missouri lawmakers first considered establishing a teachers’ college in this corner of the state as early as 1838 — a year before the University of Missouri was founded in Columbia.It was another seven decades before they got their wish.

Northwest found its feet on March 25, 1905, when Gov. Joseph W. Folk signed a bill establishing the Fifth District Normal School of Missouri, a school that would specialize in training future teachers."

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A barrier is broken in Iraq

They have a prime minister who might be willing to stand up the the forces of instability.

We shall see. Al-Maliki may not be a perfect choice, but he looks to be a stronger leader than al-Jaafari. Let's just see how much influence Iran welds over Iraq and how Islamist the government becomes.

Optimism.....let the people of Iraq decide their own fate.

Gateway Pundit: Iraq Chooses al-Maliki as Prime Minister
New US Embassy rising in Baghdad

"The fortresslike compound rising beside the Tigris River here will be the world's largest of its kind, the size of Vatican City, with the population of a small town, its own defense force, self-contained power and water, and a precarious perch at the heart of Iraq's turbulent future."

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al-Maliki takes helm of Iraqi government

"Tough-talking Shi'ite Jawad al-Maliki was given the responsibility of forming a coalition government by Iraqi leaders yesterday, ending a four-month political deadlock that many feared could pitch the country into a sectarian civil war."

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Let the governing begin..... As Michael Ledeen says..... "faster please"
Olmert calls Iran a "threat to western civilization"

"Interim Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on Sunday urged the international community to work against the Iranian nuclear program, saying Teheran's ambitions threaten not only Israel but all of Western civilization.

Israel has long identified Iran as its biggest threat, and these concerns have grown amid repeated calls by Iran's hard-line president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, for Israel's destruction.
"The Iranian nuclear program should concern many countries, especially those with global responsibility,"

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Sadly, it seems that the world does not wish to acknowledge this. The Bush administration seems to be dragging its feet. The UN is beyond worthless. The Iranian regime laughs at the perceived weakness. Has that terror supporting-exporting regime faced any consequences ever? No they receive petrol dollars just the same.

Saturday, April 22, 2006

He answered: "'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind'; and, 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'"

Luke 10:27 (NIV)

Looking south from Clark Mountain.
Can babies in the womb feel pain?

"Can fetuses feel pain? The question has moved beyond the realm of science into politics, with powerful overtones for the general public’s understanding of abortion itself. Regrettably, politics is trumping science in some quarters.

"...between 17 and 26 [weeks] it is increasingly possible that it starts to feel something and that abortions done in that period ought to use anaesthesia”

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God help the People of the Womb. They deserve our support.
The Leaker is Leaked

It's about time. Glad our "intelligence" is so quick to establish CIA leaks. It doesn't work this way in "24". Ha

Gateway Pundit: Finally, a CIA Leak Case with a Leaker and a Leak
KC Royals extend skid to 11

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OUCH.....
al-Jaafari to step down

"Iraqi Shi'ite politicians agreed yesterday to nominate Jawad al-Maliki as prime minister, replacing the incumbent in a bid to clear the way for a long-delayed new government."

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"Every advance in natural knowledge has involved the absolute rejection of authority."

- T.H. Huxley, Lay Sermons, 1870

Telling isn't it....that the "authority" of Today's Naturalism canNOT be challenged.

Friday, April 21, 2006

Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.

Psalm 42:11 (NIV)

Thursday, April 20, 2006

All a man's ways seem right to him, but the LORD weighs the heart.

Proverbs 21:2 (NIV)

View of Clark Mountain during snowfall.
Ann Schmoulter lookes like a giraffe (Coulter go away.....)

Sorry......she's one conservative I can do without. By the way(I know this isn't very nice.....but she thinks she's such "hot stuff") she has the neck of a giraffe...

Just examine the evidence....



Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.

1 Peter 4:8 (NIV)

I miss the snow. I miss the cool weather.
More sadness from Gaza

How can it be that people view killing other people to be "martyrdom"? How can it be that the worst form of indiscriminate killing be a "beautiful act"? How can it be that so much hate exists in the world?

Mothers who love that their sons use their bodies for bombs. I cannot understand.

Gateway Pundit: Mother Defends Her Son's Decision to Explode Himself
Iraqis becoming refugees in their own country

"Tens of thousands of Iraqis have abandoned their homes and moved into makeshift housing in the last few weeks because of death threats from organized Sunni and Shi'ite militias and gangs, the president of the Iraqi Red Crescent Society said yesterday.

"Some [militia] members come with leaflets and envelopes with blood-stained bullets and tell them to leave," Said Hakki said in a telephone interview from Baghdad. "These numbers are rising and rising at an alarming rate."

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A troubling situation. Who can say what the answer is. The Iraqis must get it together and unite against these terror organs.
Bush administration has "no idea" how Iranian official entered country

"The Bush administration yesterday was at a loss to explain the rare presence in Washington of an Iranian government official who slipped into the United States under mysterious circumstances, apparently to attend a scholarly conference.

The State Department said that Mohammad Nahavandian, an economics and technology aide to Iran's top nuclear negotiator, Ali Larijani, "is not here for meetings with U.S. government officials."

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Uhh......hello State Department, Homeland "Security". Time to get it together. Have you any idea how the Yale Taliban student came? Reforms? I think the Bush administration is stinking up our border security.
"The easiest way to refold a road map is differently."

- Old saw

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Hear my voice when I call, O LORD; be merciful to me and answer me. ... Do not hide your face from me, do not turn your servant away in anger; you have been my helper. Do not reject me or forsake me, O God my Savior. Though my father and mother forsake me, the LORD will receive me.

Psalm 27:7,9-10 (NIV)
Daschle's Mentor blames the Jews

Former Dem Senator blames the Jews (Zionists) for the Suicide bombings. Good old Jim Abourezk from South Dakota who was Puff Daschle's mentor.


Gateway Pundit: As Tel Aviv is Rocked, Former Democratic Senator Blames Zionists
MLS in St. Louis?

"Major League Soccer intends to add another team, preferably in the Midwest, after the 2007 season.Where would the team play? The St. Louis-based group pursing a team has scouted potential stadium sites in the Metro East area.

St. Louis, which has been on the outside looking in at Major League Soccer since the league began in 1996, could be close to landing a team."

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World Bird Sanctuary receives 100 seized exotic birds

"Federal officials say 380 birds in all were seized last month. All were declared, but they were shipped from Belgium and Australia to the United States without all their paperwork in order, said Marie Palladini, with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's office of law enforcement in Torrance, Calif.The agency provided few details about the investigation into the three seized bird shipments, which were imported by commercial wholesalers."

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Monday, April 17, 2006

Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always. Remember the wonders he has done, his miracles, and the judgments he pronounced.

1 Chronicles 16:11-12 (NIV)

Blue-eyed Grass in our yard.
Coptics face more attacks in Egypt

Something the media doesn't report on. Gateway Pundit has it, God help the Coptic Christians. But let not evil be returned with evil.
Overview of the War

Gateway Pundit has a complete roundup of the War in Iraq and how it compares with previous wars. Check it out.

Gateway Pundit: Judge Rumsfeld by His Successes And Failures
Cana to be excavated

"Cana, the village in Galilee where the Bible says Jesus changed water into wine, has been excavated by archaeologists in a crash effort to uncover its ruins before they are pulverized by local building contractors."

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A Dreamy Kiss...

Sunday, April 16, 2006

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

Matthew 5:10 (NIV)
Easter brings good cheer

"Good cheer has triumphed this Easter. For the most part, Americans have ignored those who would weight the day with agenda: The "Easter" designation still rules on bonnets, eggs, bunnies, baskets, buffets and parades across the nation."

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Rose Verbena in our yard as taken by my lovely bride.

Saturday, April 15, 2006

The mind of sinful man is death, but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace.

Romans 8:6 (NIV)

View of Clark Mountain as the trees begin to change back to the green (and humidity) of Summer.
Mahmoud continues his spewing

"The Zionist regime is an injustice and by its very nature a permanent threat," Mr. Ahmadinejad told the gathering of regime officials, visiting Palestinian militant leaders and foreign sympathizers.

"Whether you like it or not, the Zionist regime is on the road to being eliminated," said Mr. Ahmadinejad, whose regime does not recognize Israel and who drew international condemnation last year when he said Israel should be "wiped off the map."

SAD......
Iran mocks us as weak...... Yawn.

"Iran boasted yesterday it could defeat any American military action over its nuclear drive, in one of the Islamic regime's boldest challenges yet to the United States.

"You can start a war but it won't be you who finishes it," said Gen. Yahya Rahim Safavi, the head of the Revolutionary Guards and among the regime's most powerful figures."

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Keep talking fools.... But I do see the Bush administration as acting VERY weak in response to the loons in Tehran. Absolutely they should at least be challenged verbally, but Bush is QUIET. I'd like to be a fly on the wall in the National Security meetings.
Pope leads Stations of Cross

"Pope Benedict XVI yesterday led a Good Friday procession and heard lamentations on a "diabolical pride aimed at eliminating the family," an apparent reference to same-sex "marriage" and abortion."

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You have to love Benedict's aggressive defense of family values.

Friday, April 14, 2006

GOOD FRIDAY
love your neighbor today.....
"I am the LORD; that is my name! I will not give my glory to another or my praise to idols."

Isaiah 42:8 (NIV)

Fanciful view of Clark Mountain and Friends....
A Reason to Live

Omaha to segregate its schools

"The Nebraska Legislature voted yesterday to divide the Omaha school system into three districts -- one mostly black, one predominantly white and one largely Hispanic -- in a move decried as state-enforced segregation."

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How far we have come......
Terror camps sprout in growing Gaza instability

"Militant squatters loyal to rivals Hamas and the Palestinian Authority are turning open lots in the Gaza Strip into ad hoc military bases, a development that some fear will lead to open warfare between rival Palestinian factions."

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What a suprise? What does the world have to say about it? NOTHING! What does the Bush administration have to say about "Democracy" in Gaza?
Iran vows no 'retreat' on its nukes

"President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad publicly rejected an appeal from U.N. nuclear chief Mohamed ElBaradei yesterday, saying Iran will not retreat "one iota" on its uranium enrichment."

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Democrats and Culture

According to the Gateway Pundit from the Gateway City (our Suburb to the North), the Democrats have also a culture and it isn't a Culture of Integrity......

Very detailed list! And it isn't Pretty! And it isn't being utilized by the GOP to fire back. What a suprise!!!!

Nothing changes, corrupt Dems and Stupid Reps.

Gateway Pundit: Democrat Mollohan Sees Assets Increase by 1,000% in 4 Years!

Thursday, April 13, 2006

With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in God's likeness. Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers, this should not be.

James 3:9-10 (NIV)
Iran on their way to being Nuclear Power

"Iran's president said yesterday that his country "has joined the club of nuclear countries" by successfully enriching uranium for the first time -- a key process in what Iran maintains is a peaceful energy program."



Check out this creepy photo of Iranian dancers and capsules of uranium hexafluoride. Creepy....

Kind of reminds me of Homer J Simpson and his handling of nuclear material......DOPEs....



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Great job world community! Great job Bush Administration. Looks like Iran's on their way to paving the way for the Islamic Madi.
Russia, China slam Iran's nuke plans

"The world's leading powers, including Russia and China, joined the United States in expressing heightened concern yesterday over Iran's advancing its nuclear program in defiance of the United Nations."

But they're not willing to do anything to stop it.....

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Russia and China.....Are you Serious? Nah......

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD and shun evil. This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones.

Proverbs 3:7-8 (NIV)
Iranian Regime brings Glad Tidings

Check out this quote from Mahmoud....

“after people heard the complete news, they must pray because time for thanksgiving (the Almighty) has arrived”,

SCARY....... The Bomb has arrived? This dude, regime has one serious "messianic" complex..

Gateway Pundit: Iranian President Promises a Big Surprise Today!
FIFA not a political organization, but condemns Israel anyway

"Israel is used to being singled out for unjust criticism and subjected to startling double standards by the United Nations, the European Union, much of the Western media and numerous academic bodies. But now FIFA — the supposedly nonpolitical organization that governs the world's most popular sport, soccer — is getting in on the act as well.

FIFA has condemned Israel for an air strike on an empty soccer field in the Gaza Strip that was used for training exercises by Islamic Jihad and the al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade. This strike did not cause any injuries. But at the same time FIFA has refused to condemn a Palestinian rocket attack on an Israeli soccer field last week which did cause injuries."

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It's like the Europeans expect the Palestinians to attack Israelis indiscriminately. Also seems like the Europeans REAL favorite sport is to disparage Jewish people, ie Israel.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise!

It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest.

How long will you lie there, you sluggard?

When will you get up from your sleep?

A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest -- and poverty will come on you like a bandit and scarcity like an armed man.

Proverbs 6:6-11 (NIV)
The Patriot Post Founders' Quote Daily

"May the father of all mercies scatter light, and not darkness, upon our paths, and make us in all our several vocations useful here, and in His own due time and way everlastingly happy. "

-- George Washington

(letter to the Hebrew Congregation inNewport, August 1790)

Reference: George Washington: A Collection, W.B. Allen, ed. (548)

Monday, April 10, 2006

One thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:13-14 (NIV)
Illegals take US Jobs in Katrina effort

"An Alabama employment agency that sent 70 laborers and construction workers to job sites in that state in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina says the men were sent home after just two weeks on the job by employers who told them "the Mexicans had arrived" and were willing to work for less."

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So don't buy the hype that illegal immigrants do "jobs Americans won't do....". Hogwash.
Chavez and Mullahs sitting in a tree......

"Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is seeking to deepen ties with Iran, with discussions on holding joint military exercises and obtaining uranium, according to Bush administration officials."

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Why the love between the reds and the greens?
Inter Milan fans pummel the team

"Sure, soccer fans are known to get a little crazy.
They’ve been known to attack other fans, pummel the refs, toss the occasional urine-filled balloon and beat up players on the opposing team.

But beat up players on their side after a victory?
That’s what some fans in Milan, Italy, did Saturday. A group of Inter Milan fans, angered by the team’s unexpected elimination from the Champions League, attacked the players when they returned from an Italian league victory."

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Notice how the US Sports Media is keen to focus on soccer only when things like this happen.

From the Dallas protest yesterday. Did you know..... Che, he was a whitey.......
Via Michelle Malkin

Sunday, April 09, 2006

Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.

1 John 4:8 (NIV)

Saturday, April 08, 2006

I am still confident of this: I will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.

Psalm 27:13 (NIV)
Extinct Missouri Mountain Lion taken off Endangered Species list?

"Missouri conservation commissioners voted Friday to remove the mountain lion from the state endangered species list, saying the native cat should not be allowed to mount a comeback.

Mountain lion sightings have increased in the last five to 10 years, raising concerns among the public, said John Smith, assistant director with the Missouri Department of Conservation."

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Supposedly, the mountain lion was declared "extirpated" from Missouri in 1927.

New Currency?

Via Michelle Malkin
Piedmont's Suburb to the North has a newspaper

And........ it reeks of Bush hatred. Can't expect much more from the St. Louis Post Dispatch. That's why you can subscribe to the Wayne Journal-Banner

Gateway Pundit: St. Louis Post Dispatch Leads Pack in Bush Whacking
Jimmy Carter in History....... April 7 1979

Jimmy Carter announced "Today all Iranian ambassadors are considered persona non grata and must leave the country". Such tough words from a wee little man. I heard him on XM radio on the way to St. Joseph and it was INSPIRING. I almost wept.

Here's to you Jimmy

A toast of grape juice.
Chavez fails to protect US Ambassador

Eggs and fists thrown at US Ambassador's car and NOTHING done to prevent it by the escorting policia. Chavez is walking on thin eggs.

Gateway Pundit: US Ambassador to Venezuela Attacked by Chavista Thugs
President Bush touts culture of life

"President Bush promised 1,600 Catholics gathered for the third annual National Catholic Prayer Breakfast yesterday that he would work for a "culture of life" and an immigration policy that includes "decency."

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Friday, April 07, 2006

For just as through the disobedience of the one man the many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of the one man the many will be made righteous.

Romans 5:19 (NIV)

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in him.

Psalm 34:8 (NIV)
Trent Lott is mad.... at those wanting Congressional Pork to become extinct

I think it's just tremendous. When Trent Lott is mad, it's usually a good thing (in that what his highly attuned political instincts are usually wrongo....).

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Impeach McKinney

Check out this quote..... and try and tell me what she's saying?

"Something that perhaps the average American just doesn't understand is that there is a heightened sense of a lack of appropriateness being there for members who are elected who happen to be of color, and until this issue is addressed by the American public in a very substantive way, it won't be the last time."
Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-GA)

I'm saying, sounds like someone who has a guilty conscience after striking a police officer. Maybe she should find out how Zsa Zsa Gabor handled her indictment.

Gateway Pundit: Grand Jury Will Hear McKinney Assault Case Tomorrow
Senate GOP to filibuster their own bill!

"Senate Republicans will filibuster their own immigration bill today in the face of steadfast refusal by Democrats to allow amendments to the bill that many conservatives view as granting amnesty to illegal aliens.

As an alternative, Majority Leader Bill Frist reached an agreement last night with fellow Republicans on a new comprehensive immigration plan that includes increasing border security and a guest-worker plan, but still does not resolve concerns about amnesty."

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Confused? Join the party!

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For everything in the world -- the cravings of sinful man, the lust of his eyes and the boasting of what he has and does -- comes not from the Father but from the world. The world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God lives forever.

1 John 2:15-17

A panorama from the boardwalk trail at Mingo NWR near Puxico, MO.
Shearin becomes new mayor of St. Joseph

"Ken Shearin surprised even himself by knocking off St. Joseph Mayor David Jones in Tuesday’s election.Mr. Shearin won 7,830 to 6,503, unofficially, a margin of nearly 10 percent. He’ll be sworn in April 17 along with six other new members of the City Council."

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Time for new leadership in St Joe.
They're at it again in France

Jobs, jobs, jobs all the students want are jobs & 32 hour work weeks. Ahh..... Socialism in Springtime.. Look at the photos from the interviews at Gateway Pundit

Gateway Pundit: French Students Show Enthusiasm in Quest for Employment
"Touchy" John McCain angry after boos from the AFL-CIO during speech

"Sen. John McCain threatened yesterday to cut short a speech to union leaders who booed his immigration views and challenged his statements on organized labor and the Iraq war. "If you like, I will leave," Mr. McCain, Arizona Republican, told the AFL-CIO's Building and Construction Trades Department, pivoting briefly from the lectern.

He returned to the microphone after the crowd quieted. "OK, then please give me the courtesy I would give you."

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Is he suprised? Oh just wait McCain... your honey-moon with the media is soon coming to an end.
Delay says House GOP lacks the vision-thing

"Departing Rep. Tom DeLay of Texas said yesterday that House Republicans have no vision or agenda and have let the Democrats choose the GOP leadership. "We don't have an agreed agenda -- breaking up our leadership has taken its toll," Mr. DeLay told a small group of reporters invited to his offices in the Cannon House Office Building."

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Sadly, Delay became part of the problem. Recall when he said "we've done all that we can to cut fat out of the budget, there isn't anymore to cut out".


Blue Bells.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Now, O Israel, what does the LORD your God ask of you but to fear the LORD your God, to walk in all his ways, to love him, to serve the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul, and to observe the LORD's commands and decrees that I am giving you today for your own good?

Deuteronomy 10:12-13 (NIV)
Tom Delay resigns, Republicans refuse to fight....

"Rep. Tom DeLay, the Texas Republican who stepped down as House majority leader last year, will abandon his re-election bid and resign his seat in coming months, sources on Capitol Hill say."

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GOP wake up!!! Resigning in the face of refutable charges is NOT a winning strategy.

Monday, April 03, 2006

Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.

James 5:16 (NIV)

An old quarry on top of Clark Mountain.
Tehran faces growing Kurdish opposition

"A little-known organization based in the mountains of Iraq's Kurdish north is emerging as a serious threat to the Iranian government, staging cross-border attacks and claiming tens of thousands of supporters among Iran's 4 million Kurds."

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Sunday, April 02, 2006

If you do good to those who are good to you, what credit is that to you? Even "sinners" do that.

Luke 6:33 (NIV)

The Little St Francis River.
DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME

irks me (when I fail to reset the clocks.....)
Time for the kiddies to get back to learning

I'm growing very tired of the "flag wars" at US High Schools. Flag burning/banning is growing tiresome. What exactly are the kids there for? "No child left behind" should be changed to "No protest left un-protested".......

Gateway Pundit: After Brief Stint Up Pole, Mexican Flag Torched at AZ High School
Wizards begin the "EJ" era with win

"The Wizards acquired Eddie Johnson from FC Dallas back on Valentine’s Day. Saturday, in the Wizards’ Major League Soccer season-opener, Johnson provided physical evidence of why the acquisition was as sweet as a gift-wrapped box of chocolates.

Not only did Johnson score a goal in his Wizards debut, he appeared to put the Columbus defense on its heels with every touch of the ball and spearheaded a potent offense that overwhelmed the Crew 3-1 in front of 18,143 brand-new “EJ” fans."

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Fox to crack down on his own "illegal aliens"

"The president, meeting with other North American leaders in Cancun last week, promised to track illegal aliens crossing his country's southern border, to return them to their home countries and to work for better security on the U.S.-Mexico border."

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How xenophobic, how harsh.....
Support eroding for "Iraqi leader"

"Leaders of Iraq's ruling Shi'ite Alliance bloc called publicly for the first time yesterday for Ibrahim al-Jaafari to step down as prime minister to break weeks of deadlock over a national-unity government."

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The "Tool" al-Jaafari needs to go.