Clark Mountain Musings: September 2006

Saturday, September 30, 2006

Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always.

Psalm 105:4 (NIV)

View from the Taum Sauk Mtn overlook.
Hastert knew about the Foley fiasco in the Spring?

and did nothing about it? I smell a REAL scandel and the GOP better be prepared. I say, if it is truly the case that Hastert knew about Foley and the paige and did nothing about until the media brought it out... then he should resign IMMEDIATELY.

The incompetence of the GOP beguiles me. Foley should have resigned months ago IF the "leader"ship knew about it. NOW it is unlikely that his name can be taken off the Florida ballot AND that guarantees another DEM takeover.

If the GOP is this stupid, then they DESERVE to lose the House. Hastert, Boener, they all must leave the "leader"ship. NOW.

MORE at Gateway Pundit

Friday, September 29, 2006

"You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men."

Matthew 5:13 (NIV)
Menedez to stay on Jersey ballot?

"Senate Democrats said they won't try to replace Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey, despite new accusations of corruption that surfaced yesterday in the Democratic incumbent's already tough re-election race.

"We expect week after week they're going to throw these allegations around," said Sen. Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat and chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee."


NOT likely.. err that the Republicans actually gain the GOP Senate seat. There's NO way that will happen, either Menedez will pull out and be replaced or it will be the dirtiest campaign you can imagine (could it be any worse in Virginia?).
Ivory-Billed woodpeckers found in Florida

It still lives. How hard is it to think that it survived for 60 years nearly undetected? Birds move long distances. Anyway, it is great that we might someday have more numerous populations of this bird. In fact, someday they may even roam parts of the Missouri bootheel again?


Thursday, September 28, 2006

But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

1 Corinthians 15:57 (NIV)

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

We know that we live in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit. And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in him and he in God.

1 John 4:13-15 (NIV)

View of the Rainbow trout I caught on the Little Red River.

Here's the Rainbow trout I caught on the Little Red River below the Greers Ferry Dam, Heber Springs Arkansas. A Beautiful place, a beautiful fish.
Iranian TV exposes "Zionist" companies....

Hmmmm, like Pepsi, McDonalds. How silleee.

MORE at Memritv.
Republicans feeling more confident about November polls

"There has been a palpable shift in the mood in Washington in recent weeks. No longer are insiders in both parties sharing predictions of a Democratic rout of Republicans. Some on both sides had expected an election debacle for the Republicans, driven by the Iraq war, high gas prices and the perception that a Republican-led Washington can neither shoot nor spend straight."


Monday, September 25, 2006

Naked a man comes from his mother's womb, and as he comes, so he departs. He takes nothing from his labor that he can carry in his hand.

Ecclesiastes 5:15 (NIV)

View of the Little Red River below the Greers Ferry dam in Arkansas near Heber Springs. A Beautiful morning for trout fishing.

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!

Philippians 4:4 (NIV)v

Friday, September 22, 2006

Finally, all of you, live in harmony with one another; be sympathetic, love as brothers, be compassionate and humble.

1 Peter 3:8 (NIV)
The Voting escapades of St Louis, Missouri

You know it's going to get crazy, yo this November. Still no requirement for voter ID, so guess what.... yeah you know it. Gateway Pundit has the scoop on the corruption that is St. Louis politik.
3 Christians executed in Indonesia

May God be with them and their families. Unfortunately riots broke out after it occured. That is NOT the reaction believers in Jesus are to have. Word of note... a cultural connection to Jesus is NOT the same as a relationship connection to Jesus.

The Dems focus group to rebuke Chavez... do they not agree with him?

"Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez took his Bush-bashing to Harlem yesterday and earned a stiff rebuke from the New York district's congressman, Rep. Charles B. Rangel, who is no fan of President Bush."


Seems to Clark Mountain Musings that an election is impending and Rangel doesn't want to look like a complete fanatic. Keep in mind that Rangel has said very, very, very nice things about Castro's Cuba (and Castro himself). Castro Junior is no different.

In fact check this out......... from Discover the Networks

"When Castro toured Harlem in October of 1995, Rangel greeted him with a bear hug and joined in a prolonged standing ovation for the visiting dictator."

Hmmmm..... something tells me that Rangel wouldn't be saying what he's saying about the Junior Castro if......their wasn't a threat Rangel could actually become a committee chairman.

Trackbacked to Hotair
Mr Jimmy Carter meets Fidel Jr (Hugo Chavez)

Never met a tyrant he didn't appease. Remember this is the SAME Fidel Jr. who has called our President "el diablo".

Trackbacked to Hotair

Thursday, September 21, 2006

My son, if you accept my words and store up my commands within you, turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding, and if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding, and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, then you will understand the fear of the LORD and find the knowledge of God.

Proverbs 2:1-5 (NIV)

Thank you Jimmy Carter for your Service

He never knew a friend he couldn't trust or a foe he couldn't dump on from outside the country. Remember... he's our first "Human rights" President, if by Human Rights you mean the UN Human Rights Committee. Hey.... he's Jimmy Carter, enough said....

Trackbacked to Stop the ACLU, Michelle Malkin, Hotair

Thanks to Gateway Pundit for the link

View from Fort Benton at Patterson, MO.
Hugo Chavez calls nuestro Presidente....el diablo?

"Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez yesterday used his annual address to the United Nations to call President Bush "the devil himself" and "world dictator," topping the rhetorical blast of his Iranian counterpart the previous day."


Hamasistan still refuses to accept Israel as legit......and it is news?

"Hamas could accept two of the international community's three conditions for lifting a crippling six-month-old aid boycott, but it will not recognize Israel's right to exist, the top political adviser to Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh said in an interview. "


Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God."

Mark 10:27 (NIV)

View of massive boulders on the side of Clark Mountain.
Warm-hearted McCaskill calls Senator Talent a "false patriot"

“Jim Talent is a false patriot by wrapping himself in the flag and not voting for these benefits,” she said.


How nice.... Don't you love the Democrats mantra of "how dare you question my patriotism...."... well? Hello! A "false patriot"... come now.
President Bush decries Iranian regime (yet let Khatami tour the US.....)

"President Bush yesterday told Iranians they deserve a better government than they are getting, and he told Muslims worldwide to ignore radical "propaganda and conspiracy theories" that incite them to killing and terrorism."


I may be cynical, but I just don't take President Bush's rhetoric seriously when it comes to Iran. Could not even deny a visa.....

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

If anyone says, "I love God," yet hates his brother, he is a liar. For anyone who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen.

1 John 4:20 (NIV)

Monday, September 18, 2006

Give thanks to the LORD, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done.

Psalm 105:1 (NIV)

Sister Leonella forgave her assasins before leaving us

"A dying nun who was shot Sunday in Somalia asked that her killers be forgiven, according to eyewitnesses."

A great example of love for your enemies.

"The presence of the Consolata missionaries in Mogadishu has been continuous and constant, even when the international community decided to abandon the former Italian colony, letting it plunge into anarchy and chaos."

The nuns did not abandon the Somali people and they are given back bullets... Peace? I hear silence in Qom, Karbala, Istanbul, Mecca, Islamabad, Cairo....... Silence.....

Islamic clerics tell Pope "Convert or else......."

Citing the words of the Prophet Muhammad, Muslim religious leaders in the Gaza Strip on Sunday warned Pope Benedict XVI that he must "accept" Islam if he wanted to live in peace."


Peace? Haha! They decry the Pope's comments that Mohammed converted people by the sword......and they're attempting the exact same thing? BLINDness.
President Bush coddling up with UN?

"President Bush, who once said the United Nations was teetering on the brink of irrelevancy and demanded it show some backbone, has increasingly turned to the organization for international problem-solving, even as most Americans think the body has outlived its usefulness."



Sunday, September 17, 2006

So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don't fall!

1 Corinthians 10:12 (NIV)
The International Man of Mystery
NO! We want an apology for the killing of Nuns in Children's Hospitals.

Like this..... LINK

In Somalia, a nun was killed while treating children in a hospital. Now where oh where is the outrage in the mosques of Medina, Mecca, Qom, Karbala? I hear nothing, NOTHING but silence. Tell me that words mean more than actual killing? Tell me that radical islamists.

Oh yeah, firebombing of churches obviously deems an apology.

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.

John 16:24 (NIV)

View of the Cairo, IL bridge which crosses the Ohio River near the old site of Fort Defiance.
The New York Times and the Pope

Dhimmis exposed as fearful floundering fakes. They condemn the Pope for stating a historical fact and they are completely SILENT when it comes to remarks like these.....

"Egyptian Cleric Hazem Sallah Abu Isma'il Lectures on the Jews' Conflicts with Prophet Muhammad and States: "Eighty-Two Percent of All Attempts to Corrupt Humanity Originate from the Jews" LINK


MORE at Hot Air
Pope's remarks on Islam being violent create more violence?

Ahhh.....the dichotomy of it all. Word?

"Across the Islamic world yesterday, Benedict's remarks on Islam and jihad in a speech in Germany unleashed a torrent of rage that united Shi'ites and Sunnis and threatened to burst into violent protests like those that followed publication of caricatures of the prophet Muhammad."

The State of the World--September 16 2006

We see Kofi Annan coddling with a world of dictatorial power in Cuba LINK

We see that Islam continues to be at war with itself as to whether or not it is a "religion of peace" or indeed peace comes only through domination/struggle/jihad. Even as practioners burn effigies of Pope Benedict in the street, while not even knowing what he actually said? There are blind people in the world and then there are BLIND people. Sadly, most of the masses (including in this country are BLIND people.

Oh Prince of Peace, Lord Jesus bring reconciliation between God and man. LINK

Muslim protests lead to interturf battle LINK

Friday, September 15, 2006

Know therefore that the LORD your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commands.

Deuteronomy 7:9 (NIV)

View of the Mississippi River at New Madrid, Missouri.
The Khatami appearance at Harvard

Here's a live-blogged transcript. What a BS-artist he is.


Thursday, September 14, 2006

"Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash."

Matthew 7:24-27 (NIV)
Ann Richards RIP

"Former Texas Gov. Ann Richards died Wednesday at her Austin home of esophageal cancer at the age of 73. She was surrounded by her family, a statement released by the family said."

McCaskill says she voted before she didn't

Because she wasn't a member of the State Legislature! Anyway, she says she voted to override an Ashcroft veto in 1990.... too bad she could not have done so.

Someone has a credibility problem....

MORE at Gateway Pundit

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you.

Isaiah 26:3 (NIV)

View of the Mighty Mississippi just below the confluence with the Ohio River. This is at the site of a fort, Fort Jefferson in Kentucky.
Start by doing what's necessary, then do what's possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible."

- St. Francis of Assisi
"There was a man, they called him mad. The more he gave, the more he had."

- John Bunyan

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.

Romans 12:11 (NIV)

USGS topo showing location of Stony Battery, click on image for larger view.

Monday, September 11, 2006

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:6-7 (NIV)

May God Bless your hearts today....

Friday, September 08, 2006

"I am the LORD, and there is no other; apart from me there is no God. I will strengthen you, though you have not acknowledged me, so that from the rising of the sun to the place of its setting men may know there is none besides me. I am the LORD, and there is no other."

Isaiah 45:5-6 (NIV)

View of Des Arc Mountain from Clark.
Things aren't worse in Iran, they're the same as they ever were.... Khatami

"I don't think things have reversed," he said. "Of course their interpretation may be different than mine, but on women and youth, the new president has said things that are very hopeful."


Former Iranian Prez speaks at National Cathedral. Wretches!

Thursday, September 07, 2006

At the end of that time, I, Nebuchadnezzar, raised my eyes toward heaven, and my sanity was restored. Then I praised the Most High; I honored and glorified him who lives forever. His dominion is an eternal dominion; his kingdom endures from generation to generation. All the peoples of the earth are regarded as nothing. He does as he pleases with the powers of heaven and the peoples of the earth. No one can hold back his hand or say to him: "What have you done?"

Daniel 4:34-35 (NIV)

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will be joyful in God my Savior.

Habakkuk 3:17-18 (NIV)

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.

Proverbs 16:18 (NIV)

Monday, September 04, 2006

God Speed Croc Hunter!
"But I tell you who hear me: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you."

Luke 6:27-28 (NIV)

View of Finley Mountain in Black and White

Saturday, September 02, 2006

"Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock."

Matthew 7:24-25 (NIV)

View of a small glade on the west side of Clark Mountain.
I'm 30 today!

Friday, September 01, 2006

How can a young man keep his way pure? By living according to your word.

Psalm 119:9 (NIV)

View of the Blue Hole, a very deep sinkhole.
Our Tax dollars to pay for Khatami's security while he's here!

"Former Iranian president Mohammad Khatami, who is scheduled to arrive in the United States on a 10-day visit today, is being given the diplomatic treatment by the State Department, NewsMax has learned."


Wretches... we should hold him hostage for the 2 weeks he's here, return the favor if you will. The Bush administration is sinking......And that doesn't make me happy.

KC Wizards to stay in Kansas City!