Clark Mountain Musings: July 2006

Monday, July 31, 2006

If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.

James 1:5 (NIV)

The moving Vietnam Memorial replica wall which was in Piedmont this weekend. Please remember our veterans. 58,000 + deceased, 58,000 lives, 58,000 names..not names alone.
Another excuse to burn effigies

Michelle Malkin has a large post showing some of the anger in the islamic world. It seems that someone always if formenting something. What they need is peace in their hearts. God help them, but may their ideology be defeated.

Doesn't seem like the above lady is seeking much in the way of......"peace".

The World vs Israel....

Charles Krauthammer writes....

"What other country sustains 1,500 indiscriminate rocket attacks into its cities — every one designed to kill, maim and terrorize civilians — and is then vilified by the world when it tries to destroy the enemy's infrastructure and strongholds with precision-guided munitions that sometimes have the unintended but unavoidable consequence of collateral civilian death and suffering?

he concludes

"Moral scrupulousness paid in blood. Israeli soldiers die so that Lebanese civilians will not, and who does the international community condemn for disregarding civilian life?"

Yes.....Israel is villified for anything, ANYTHING.

I'm worried, I believe the terrorists are winning the media war. I don't think we'll ever, EVER win a sustained war against them... BECAUSE we fear deaths and BECAUSE we fear hurting people.

Well......when the terrorists have no scruples... how can you win except by destroying them? We are surrendering daily, it grows more disheartening. President Bush has become paralyzed and Iran is laughing......

Check out the Dorkballah creeps

as they send rockets from Lebanon suburbs and dress in civilian clothing. How chivalrous of them...

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Sunday, July 30, 2006

Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.

Ephesians 5:1-2 (NIV)

Clark Mountain from the east.
Time for a "Cease-Fire"?

No it's time for Israel to defeat Hezbollah.

"Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice flew to Israel yesterday with a plan to halt fighting with the Hezbollah militia of southern Lebanon, while Hezbollah's leader threatened new rocket attacks deep inside the Jewish state.

Miss Rice dined with Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert in Jerusalem last night after telling reporters earlier that she hoped for a U.N. cease-fire resolution early this week. "I expect the discussions to be difficult, but there will have to be give and take,"


"give and take"? Then we should do the same with al-Qaida.

Saturday, July 29, 2006

So I say, live by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature. For the sinful nature desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the sinful nature. They are in conflict with each other, so that you do not do what you want.

Galatians 5:16-17 (NIV)

Scenic adjustment to the view looking to north from Highway 34.
Muslim man shoots Jewish Women in Seattle

But is it a hate crime...? And is he actually "mentally unstable" or is he just full of hate and anger? The media and the government would try and tell us that it is a random act... Just like the other "random" acts committed by radical islamists.

Says he's "angry", I say he's a murderer. Peace.... I don't see much of it coming out of the world's mosques.

May God help us all.

Gateway Pundit: Shootings at Jewish Federation in Seattle!

Michelle Malkin has a high school photo saying "Peace be unto you" captioned

Friday, July 28, 2006

Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions. Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin.

Psalm 51:1-2 (NIV)

View of St. Micheal's Church in Fredericktown, MO. I love the red granite facade.
Brave Nasrallah hiding in Iranian embassy

"Intelligence reports indicate the leader of Hezbollah is hiding in a foreign mission in Beirut, possibly the Iranian Embassy, according to U.S. and Israeli officials. "


Funny......interesting in that the Iranian regime NOW views an embassy as a place of refuge, as a place not to be invaded, as a place of security. How times change according to expedient situations.
What a goal.... border control by 2008!

"The Bush administration said yesterday it has nearly ended catch-and-release on the southern border in the past few weeks, has almost tripled the number of criminal arrests this year of employers who hire illegal aliens, and will gain operational control of the border by 2008."


Why not, say July 28,2006 for border controlled.

Thursday, July 27, 2006

We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

Romans 8:28 (NIV)

View of Clark Mountain looking from the east.
Okay, I'm pulling my "Support Denmark" banner

After they allow the Danish imam who instigated all of the cartoon violence to return to Denmark! I cannot support a government of such absolutely lunaticical ineptitude and weakness. Poor Danes... should have left the imam to his fate in Beirut. Oh yeah, he's a brave dude! Really willing to stick it out with the "resistance" Hahahaha!

Cowardly boob!

Memo to Soccer Haters... Just Zip it already!

"A World Cup brings out the worst in the haters. They shout that the world is wrong to love soccer and that it is absolutely right for any American to turn his or her back to the sport. In their minds, it seems almost a patriotic duty to speak out against the sport and against anyone who seems to be enjoying it."

It's a sport for crying out loud, why do so many hate it.

It's all unraveling for Kofi Annan

"An apparent discrepancy in the portrayal of events surrounding the deaths of four unarmed U.N. observers in Lebanon threatens to unravel Secretary-General Annan's initial accusation that Israel "deliberately" targeted the U.N. Interim Force in Lebanon."


Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.

James 1:22 (NIV)

Timber Rattlesnake as seen at Sam A Baker State Park.
Who can afford 15$ for a Birth Certificate or get an ID to vote?

Only in St. Louis......

"But some local human rights groups blasted such comments as "preposterous," "irresponsible" and proof that the photo-ID requirement is a Republican effort to curb voter turnout among low-income and minority voters, who often lean Democratic.

"It smacks of racism and classism," said Jamala Rogers, chairwoman of the Organization for Black Struggle. "They're public servants. We're paying them to look out for us."


NO it smacks of "racism" to claim, to CLAIM that some people are more capable of getting an ID or a birth certificate than others! YOU FOOLS. You think people of all races are incapable of getting a simple ID? HOW HARD IS IT? ARGHHHH...

Oh I know... it's because you CANNOT correctly voter ID a dead person or a dog. Ha!
Medieval book of Psalms found in Ireland

And it was open to a passage describing, in Latin script, Psalm 83, in which God hears complaints of other nations' attempts to wipe out the name of Israel!


God keep Israel
Senate passes Parental-notification enforcement

"Republicans last night secured a long-sought pro-life victory as the Senate approved a bill that would protect parents' right to be involved in their pregnant teen's abortion decision.

"I believe this is a significant pro-parent, pro-child, pro-life piece of legislation," Sen. Sam Brownback, Kansas Republican, said of the bill, which would make it a crime to avoid a state's parental-notification or -consent law by taking a minor to another state to obtain an abortion.

The measure passed, 65-34."


The countdown begins... until a federal judge strikes it down. I give it 3 days.
Ameren UE is racist?

According to Al Sharpton anyway... He came to St. Louis to protest the power outages. Might as well protest the storm itself. What a buffoon Sharpton is.

Recall Reverend Al protested our action against Al Qaeda after 9-11.

Michelle Malkin has more

Gateway Pundit covers the Gateway City on this one.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Yes, LORD, walking in the way of your laws, we wait for you; your name and renown are the desire of our hearts.

Isaiah 26:8 (NIV)

View of (from left to right).. Yancey Mountain, unnamed peak, Green Mountain, Mudlick Mountain as viewed from Highway 34 to the west of Patterson, MO. Very scenic.
Israel seeks World's approval

Israel just needs to do the right thing, world opinion be damned!

"Israel yesterday moved to counter international criticism of its campaign against Hezbollah guerrillas in Lebanon during a growing debate over whether the two sides are guilty of war crimes in a conflict in which the overwhelming majority of casualties have been Lebanese civilians.

Deputy Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, will tour European capitals this week to defend Israel's conduct of the war, now entering its 14th day."


The world hates Israel, it always will, so Israel... just do the right thing and take out Hezbollah, the cowards who hide in houses!
Sundubans Tiger Reserve shows shrinking population of tigers

"A study has found that the last stronghold of the Bengal tiger has less than one quarter the number of big cats previously reported, shocking wildlife conservationists who now suspect they have been duped by park officials.

"The government figure of 3,600 is grossly inflated," Mr. Thapar said. "In the last 10 years, 1,500 tigers have been poached, and every year 150 of them are vanishing.

"Tigers cannot sustain the present rate of poaching, and by 2015, there will not be a tiger left in the wild in India."


Save the Tigers....

Monday, July 24, 2006

Dear children, keep yourselves from idols.

1 John 5:21 (NIV)

View of Clark Mountain from Highway 49 and the west.
Pro-Hezbollah Rally in Boston
They weren't happy with a filmer. What happened to freedom of expression in America, ie recording events? The New York Times doesn't have a problem with it.

Keith Olbermann has serious, way serious "issues"



Sunday, July 23, 2006

"But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your forefathers served beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD."

Joshua 24:15 (NIV)

Interior of an old granite quarry building at Elephant Rocks State Park.
Ukraine's Orange Revolution comes full circle

"In a stunning turn of events, the political forces that were ousted from power in Ukraine's 2004 Orange Revolution are poised to make a vengeful comeback. And at their helm will be Viktor Yanukovych, a man who suffered a humiliating defeat, and who may be days away from returning to his former job as prime minister."


One man, one vote, one time.

How James Carter won Missouri in 1976

"[N]ot what does the map show or how does it show it, but ''what does the map do? what does the map accomplish?"

- Denis Wood

This map accomplishes the point of how absolutely inept the GOP was in the late 1970's.

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.

Ephesians 6:4 (NIV)

Pillars in the Missouri Mines Historic site, reminds me of Cordoba's Mezquita.
"Make voyages. Attempt them. There is nothing else."

-Tennessee Williams
570,000 without power in St. Louis

God help them. I had several people who came to my workplace, Sam A Baker State Park, from St. Louis. Blessedly for them, they picked the right weekend to camp. Anyway, they described the 80 mph winds (near hurricane force) and the power outages.

A Photoshop lesson...

How to make Helen Thomas look cute.


Very nice work.
The rising tide of hatred for Jewish peoples

is rapidly rising in Europe and the rest of the world. The odd thing is, is that the world demands Israel make the world like them (Israel). Who's the honus on? Is it on the haters (the world) to stop hating or on the hated (Israel) to make the haters (the world) stop hating?

A people set apart (the Jewish people) will always be hated, but I and Christians around the world Love our Jewish brethren, and God above all has not left them.

But read more about the lunacy that is Anti-semitism in Europe at Gateway Pundit.

The Face of Toughness and International Defiance.....

Friday, July 21, 2006

Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. For it is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret. But everything exposed by the light becomes visible, for it is light that makes everything visible. This is why it is said: "Wake up, O sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you."

Ephesians 5:11-14 (NIV)

The Missouri Mines State Historic Site.
Our troops serve selflessly

Look at this photo and several others at Michelle Malkin, as the troops evacuate AmericansfromLebanon. God bless them.

The St Louis storm

Read more at Gateway Pundit

Some may be without power for 5 days!
Wind Energy gaining steam in NW Missouri

"At this rate, Northwest Missouri's landscape could wind up resembling a massive pinwheel experiment gone mad.Three wind-energy companies have leased more than 50,000 acres in Atchison County for wind farm development.

As many as 450 of the giant wind turbines, which could generate enough electricity to power hundreds of thousands of homes, could be in the air in a matter of a few years. Two of the projects would rank among the largest in the country."



Thursday, July 20, 2006

For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

Ephesians 2:10 (NIV)

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

For it has been granted to you on behalf of Christ not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for him.

Philippians 1:29 (NIV)

Sandstone shelf at Graham Cave State Park.
Israel intends to destroy Hezbollah

"Israel's military operation in Lebanon is designed to cripple Hezbollah by destroying its headquarters, weapons stockpiles and supply network, and eventually eliminating the militant group, Israeli officials and analysts said yesterday."


Peace through strength
St Louis Post-Dispatch mocks the mother of 4 drowning victimes... sickness alert

The St. Louis-Post Dispatch (from that suburb to our north) should be commended......for mocking a mother at her children's funeral...!

Read the title of this "dispatch"

"Mother praises the Lord at funeral for 4 children"

followed by this entry line

"A mother burying four of her young children made sure their farewell Friday was a celebration of their faith."

followed by this...

""Praise and thank you, Lord, for the chance to serve you!" she roared to cheers and booming "Hallelujah!" from the audience. She was so moved that she jumped on stage and shook her body as if she'd been jolted. She then hugged a pastor on the stage. The worshippers stayed on their feet, clapping and shouting "Amen!"

Only Christians are mocked by the press, Only Christians can be maligned for yes... celebrating their faith. How dare you St. Louis Post-Dispatch, how dare you mock a mother at her time of most grief.

Federal "Judge" orders Missouri to transport prisoners for Abortions

"A federal judge on Tuesday ordered that the state of Missouri provide transportation for any woman prisoner seeking an abortion, saying that even an inmate had the constitutional right to the legal procedure."


No, judge.......YOU transport the prisoner. Abortion, the right of the land, the wrong of the land....
Mugbe's Genocide upon the Zimbabwean people

"Most people are not interested in what is taking place in Zimbabwe. Most Churches (Zimbabwean and South African) are silent in face of the genocide-taking place in Zimbabwe. Genocide is genocide even if the government use cunning means like starvation through destroying means of live hood and refusing food aid into the country. "


Seriously, the world does NOT care about Africans. The UN in particular.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

But now a righteousness from God, apart from law, has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify. This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.

Romans 3:21-24 (NIV)

View of the Missouri Mines State Historic Site, Park Hills MO.
Iran fears Israel...

Because......"Israel is in the best position militarily in its history to mount air strikes against Iran, after a decade of buying U.S.-produced long-range aircraft, penetrating bombs and aerial refueling tankers. "


Monday, July 17, 2006

If the LORD had not been on our side when men attacked us, when their anger flared against us, they would have swallowed us alive; the flood would have engulfed us, the torrent would have swept over us, the raging waters would have swept us away.

Psalm 124:2-5 (NIV)

View of the Graham shelf cave of St Peters sandstone at Graham Cave State Park.
The Mad mullahs threaten US with more terrorism

"The US does not dare launch attack on Iran because in that case, all its vital interests will be endangered by Iran ... We will target its interests in all parts of the world."


Target ALL its interests, like embassies and cultural centers
The Real Story

President Bush heard expressing his feelings about the bloody terror Hezbollah to Tony Blair...

"See, the irony is what they really need to do is to get Syria to get Hizbullah to stop doing this shit and it's over,"

Bush told Blair in a discussion before the Group of Eight leaders began their lunch. "


All you need to know about Israel's War on Radical Terrorism

Visit the DEBKA link below

DEBKAfile, Political Analysis, Espionage, Terrorism Security
Israel to continue destroying Hezbollah

"The fierce Israeli attack in Lebanon is part of a carefully orchestrated plan -- not yet half-completed -- that calls for four stages of mounting intensity, culminating in the movement of ground troops into Lebanon, according to Israeli reports."


Sunday, July 16, 2006

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, "He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust."

Psalm 91:1-2 (NIV)
Free Lebanon supports Israeli destruction of Hezbollah

"For the millions of Christian Lebanese, driven out of our homeland, "Thank you Israel," is the sentiment echoing from around the world. The Lebanese Foundation for Peace, an international group of Lebanese Christians, made the following statement in a press release to Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert concerning the latest Israeli attacks against Hezbollah:

"We urge you to hit them hard and destroy their terror infrastructure. It is not [only] Israel who is fed up with this situation, but the majority of the silent Lebanese in Lebanon who are fed up with Hezbollah and are powerless to do anything out of fear of terror retaliation."


Iraq is not the place to be for anyone....

"Gunmen kidnapped the chairman of Iraq's Olympic committee and at least 30 others yesterday in a brazen daylight raid on a sports conference in the heart of Baghdad. Armed clashes erupted elsewhere across the capital."


Sad....specifically for our troops.

Saturday, July 15, 2006

How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, "Your God reigns!"

Isaiah 52:7 (NIV)

Friday, July 14, 2006

The fear of the LORD teaches a man wisdom, and humility comes before honor.

Proverbs 15:33 (NIV)

Cave in the Current River Conservation area.
Atchison County, MO to get a wind farm

"A 50-megawatt wind farm under construction near King City, Mo., will have a sister farm in Atchison County by the end of next year.

Tom Carnahan’s Wind Capital Group announced Wednesday that 24 giant wind turbines, capable of powering about 30,000 homes, will arrive in Atchison County in late spring 2007. The farm, named Cow Branch Wind Farm after a creek that runs along the property, will be completed by late 2007."


Neat. I love renewable energy, and the wind, she never stops (okay at times, but it is as natural as a spring rain).
Israel faces extinction...again

The good news.... they're fighting to eliminate those who wish their extinction.

From the Jerusalem Post this morning.....

"Two days of dizzying escalation, and there can be no illusions: Israel is at war. "

What's the answer? Eliminate the terrorism. But in truth, they'll never know peace with their neighbors until we see the return of the Prince of Peace. Islamists will never allow Israel, but it doesn't matter because God is on Israel's side.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

"Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength."

Mark 12:30 (NIV)

A dolomite outcropping near a cave at the Current River Conservation Area.

Kudos to our Government for standing with Israel.
Christians to gather in support of their Jewish brethren

God bless the chosen people, the apples of God's eye. Israel has not been forgotten by God nor by Christians.

"More than 3,000 pro-Israel evangelical Christians will be in town next week for a "Washington/Israel summit" to push the Bush administration toward stronger support for the Jewish state.

Starting with a banquet July 18 at the Hilton Washington and visits to Capitol Hill the next morning, the inaugural gathering of Christians United for Israel (CUFI) will showcase a deeper cooperation between evangelical Christians and Jews.."

Senate bill requires higher pay for Foreign Workers

"The Senate immigration bill would require that foreign construction laborers here under the guest-worker program be paid well above the minimum wage, even as American workers at the same work site could earn less."


They kick our American workers down the road like a rusty can.
Time for Israel to smash terror once and for all

"Hezbollah fighters seized two Israeli soldiers and killed three others in a raid in northern Israel yesterday that effectively opened a second front for the Israeli military, already engaged in a 17-day-old operation to free a soldier held by Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip."


Babs Boxer and the Troops

She thinks they're depressed......well guess who they can thank? Certainly all of Senator Boxer's flattering comments about their mission and her non-stop uplifting rhetoric!.....

Gateway Pundit: Senator Boxer "Flat Out Lies About Military" in Iraq

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.

1 Timothy 4:8 (NIV)

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Jesus answered, "The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent."

John 6:29 (NIV)
The Clintons are Carnies?

"A bankruptcy trustee for a carnival company whose owners received a pardon from President Clinton is seeking to garnish the bank accounts of Mr. Clinton's brother-in-law to recoup more than $100,000 in loans."


Guess they "smell like cabbage and have small hands" to quote Austin Powervich
With Friends like Russia, who needs North Korea?

"Russia secretly offered to sell North Korea technology that could help the rogue state protect nuclear stockpiles and safeguard weapons secrets from international scrutiny, but officials backed off after the arms flirtation was publicized."



Saturday, July 08, 2006

The tongue that brings healing is a tree of life, but a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit.

Proverbs 15:4 (NIV)

Friday, July 07, 2006

This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.

1 John 4:10 (NIV)
Generic questions GIS (Geographic Information Systems) can answer;

What is at? (location)
Where is---true/not true? (set condition)
What has changed since....? (trend)
What is the best way...? (routing)
What spatial pattern exists? (spatial analysis)
What if...? (modeling)

(via LINK )
It's Calderon as Presidente

Congrats to Los Estados Unidos de Mexico. May Calderon bring some more stability to that country.

99.9999998995 % Certain that the UN Security Council is not "united" on North Korea

Or anything for that matter. At this point, President Bush urging the Security Council to send a "unified message" is as effective as his urging an elephant to step over a mouse (because elephants are afraid of mice, you see).

"President Bush yesterday urged the nations of the U.N. Security Council to send a unified message to North Korea in response to its missile launches and telephoned the leaders of Russia and China in an attempt to persuade them to drop initial opposition to sanctions.


Thursday, July 06, 2006

Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the goal of your faith, the salvation of your souls.

1 Peter 1:8-9 (NIV)

A Very Funny Trail sign from Mingo National Wildlife Refuge.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

By faith Abraham, even though he was past age -- and Sarah herself was barren -- was enabled to become a father because he considered him faithful who had made the promise.

Hebrews 11:11 (NIV)

The Piedmont Fireworks next to Clark Mountain as viewed from Frenchman Hill (Yancey Mountain). A Beautiful sight. (Okay this is a simulated photo).

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

As long as Uzziah sought the LORD, God gave him success. ... But after Uzziah became powerful, his pride led to his downfall.

2 Chronicles 26:5b,16a

Big Creek as it enters the Shut-Ins Area at Sam Baker State Park.
The Patriot Post Founders' Quote Daily

"The Sun never shined on a cause of greater worth."

-- Thomas Paine (Common Sense, 1776)

Reference: Paine: Collected Writings, Foner ed., Library of America(21)

A doe and her fawn in our yard the other morning. Happy Independence Day to her and her 2 fawns.

Monday, July 03, 2006

"Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves."

Matthew 7:15 (NIV)

Prickly Pear Cactus from the glades at Sam Baker State Park.

Sunday, July 02, 2006

"But what about you?" Jesus asked. "Who do you say I am?" Peter answered, "You are the Christ."

Mark 8:29 (NIV)