Thursday, September 26, 2013

Obama's solution to the Washington Navy Yard Massacre: More disarmed people!!

Last Sunday, President Barack Obama called for changes to gun laws while speaking at a memorial service honoring the 12 people killed by a gunman at the Washington Navy Yard. Never let a massacre by a crazed killer go to waste. 

President Obama said:
"We don't take the basic common sense actions to keep guns out of the hands of criminals and dangerous people." That is administration code words for gun-grabbing, national firearms registry, restricting the kinds of firearms that a citizen can own, magazine capacities, etc. The rhetoric is always the same!
Aaron Alexis
I agree we need to keep weapons from crazies, including weapons like firearms, knives, baseball bats, pipe bombs, large rocks, etc. But we don't mitigate the situation by restricting the gun ownership by 99.9% of the law-abiding citizens.

Here's something for the President and all his liberal buds to consider, and maybe offer us an explanation. How can this senseless tragedy occur in Washington DC where we already have the toughest gun-control laws in the nation? The military even prohibits personnel from carrying personal weapons on base. So, the President's answer to this tragedy is MORE gun-control laws? We're NOT even enforcing the existing gun-laws that are on the books.

Aaron Alexis preparing to gun down 12 unarmed victims.
A crazed gunman enters the Navy Yard with a ton of DISARMED people, and kills twelve of them. So what does Obama propose? MORE DISARMED PEOPLE!!

What does the mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard have in common with the Aurora, Colorado shooting and the Sandy Hook massacre of school children? All three heinous acts were perpetrated by mentally-ill individuals who needed psychiatric treatment. Have you heard the President tackling this issue which is at the heart of these mass shootings? The silence is deafening!! All I hear is crickets. 

Friday, September 20, 2013

Breaking news! Glitch affects roll-out of health exchanges!

The headline in today's Wall Street Journal: Glitch Affects Roll-out of Health Exchanges.
Less than two weeks before the launch of insurance marketplaces created by the health overhaul, the software can't reliably determine how much people need to pay for their health coverage.

Can you believe this? This is what we have to look forward to with Obamacare--2 weeks from the start of the all important health exchanges, and the software doesn't work. 

Peter W. Fierro left the following comment on this story:
Intent to deal with the computer issues the same way he does Congress, the Supreme Court, Iran, etc. and etc., sources say that BHO walked into the server room, and gave the system a stern warning that it had better get itself into compliance in time. Then he headed for the golf course, stopping only to pick up a carton of smokes.
That about says it all. Thanks Peter!

Have a great weekend. Stay healthy cause you can't depend on Obamacare!

Monday, September 16, 2013

We've all been lied to.

The other day, I'm listening to some guy on the radio who all of a sudden proclaims: "We've all been lied to. Every single one of us has been lied to."

That got me to thinking about all the various ways we've been lied to.

This is a non-partisan rant because we've ALL (you and me) been lied to by:
  • Republicans
  • Democrats
  • Independents
  • We've been lied to by Obama and Geo.W. Bush. We were lied to about the Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq wars. When some soldiers like Pat Tilman were killed by friendly fire, our government tried to cover it up and lied to us and the families.
  • We've been lied to by the media who refuse to report all the facts, and conveniently edit the facts to support their leftist agenda.
  • We were lied to about Fast and Furious as well as the IRS targeting conservative groups, and of course, Benghazi, where the President and State Dept. wanted us to believe that this tragedy erupted
    because of a YouTube video.
  • We've been lied to by those who tell us there is a political solution to the mess we're in as a nation.
  • We've been lied to by those who would have us believe that the next election will turn everything around for our nation.
  • We've been lied to by our teachers and professors who tried to brainwash us with information that wasn't really true, accurate or necessary. They tried to build up our self-esteem at the expense of being tough on us and giving us a solid education that could have included critical thinking and hurt feelings because we didn't study enough and weren't prepared.  
  • They lied to us about the environment, about the dolphins, about global warming, and of course, about Obamacare.
  • We were lied to about the measure of success. Making a million dollars or more didn't make us feel any better or give us any more purpose in life. Having a BMW and a new Lexus didn't help us sleep any better at night.
  • We were lied to when they told us that religion is a private thing--just keep it to yourself. 
  • We were lied to when we thought we could have it all, forsaking nothing.
  • We were lied to when we thought that being a good, moral person is good enough to get us into heaven.
  • We were lied to when we were told that "all roads lead to heaven."
  • We were lied to when we were told that Jesus was a great man, a great teacher, a great leader, but he certainly wasn't God.
  • We have been lied to on a daily basis when we think that "sin" is an outdated, old-fashioned concept and that we are basically good people, with good intentions.
  • We have been lied to when we thought that we could ignore the spiritual vacuum deep inside our soul by just keeping busy, by constantly being entertained, and seeking new "highs" and "thrills."
  • We were lied to when they told us that it was "ok" to be a Christian, just don't go overboard with it. Don't become one of those religious, right-wing "nut jobs" who think Jesus is concerned about every aspect of their lives, and actually hears and answers their prayers.
  • We've been lied to by those who tell us that the mess we're in as a nation is a call to action rather than a call to get on our knees and pray.
Where does all this lying come from? What is the origin of all the LIES?

Jesus said to the Pharisses  (John 8:44), "You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has nothing to do with the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies."

All lies originate with Satan (the Devil) who was there in the garden lying to Eve when he told her that if she ate the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, that she would be like God. And, he's been lying to us ever since.

There is a Truth that will set you free...

If you are seeking the truth, seek the One who is TRUTH.
Jesus said, "I am the way, the TRUTH and the Life, no man comes to the Father but by me." (John 14:6)

Jesus said to the Jews who believed in him, (John 8:31-32) 
“If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

One question needs to be answered on the Benghazi anniversary

Today, Sept. 11, marks the one-year anniversary of the terrorist attack on the U.S. embassy in Libya where Ambassador Christopher Stevens, Glen Doherty, Sean Smith and Ty Woods were murdered. A month later, Obama said regarding the attack that "this is my biggest priority now...bringing those folks to justice, and I think the American people have seen that's a commitment I'll always keep."

Do you believe that? It's been a
year and we've identified the participants, they've been interviewed on CNN, but still no one has been apprehended. Nothing has been done.
I have only one question that remains unanswered:
A year ago today....
where was  Obama BETWEEN the hours of  5pm to 1am?

What was he doing? Why have we never been given his minute-by-minute schedule and whereabouts during the terrorist attack on our embassy in Benghazi? When we took out Bin-Laden, Obama and Hillary were together in the White House situation room? Who was in the situation room during this attack where 4 Americans were slaughtered? Was the situation room empty? As far as we know, it was dark and no one was there. Where were they? Where was President Obama during this attack?

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Mr. President, what happened to your "cool" diplomacy?

Obama wants to go to war with Syria? Why? Because they crossed a "red line." And, now we learn that it wasn't "his" red line, it's the international community's red line and Congress' red line. Obama never takes responsibility for any thing including his OWN words in 2012 where he said it was HIS RED LINE.

Whatever happened to Obama's Magical Diplomacy?

What happened to diplomacy? When he ran for prez in 2008, Obama mocked Bush for his "war-mongering" tendencies (even though Bush assembled 50 nations to support his war against Iraq) and said what was needed was diplomacy. Barack Hussein Obama assured us that he could win the respect of the international community. He assured us that he could arrive at a peaceful solution to conflicts rather than resorting to war. Yeah, and how's that working out Mr. President? Thus far, the international community thinks he's a joke and no one wants to join him in his "shot across the bow" to Syria. Obama has LESS respect among the nations of the world than here at home. They have come to realize that he can't be trusted and he is not fit to lead a group of children as a crossing guard across the street much less a war against Syria.

What does a "shot across the bow" mean?

Even if it is just a shot across the bow, when one takes such a shot it is a warning of future action if the warning is not heeded, but in this case WHAT FUTURE ACTION? We don't have a plan for the Middle Syria. The way this "shot across the bow" has been described, it sounds like just another thicker red line, sort of like voting present. And what happens if Syria resorts to chemical weapons again?
East, much less

When Obama addresses the nation on Tuesday evening, most of America will tune him out. He's a summer rerun when the new fall shows are starting. He has exhausted his credibility. He has lied to us on too many occasions. How about "Fast and Furious", Solyndra, ACA honey pot, IRS, Benghazi, NSA? He lied about the cause of death of the 4 Americans in Benghazi and we still don't know what the President was doing from 5pm to 1am on Sept. 11, 2012. And we have a press corps with zero curiosity. No one has pressed him for his minute-by-minute whereabouts on Sept. 11. 

New bumper sticker: "No blood for ego"
Going to war against Syria will NOT restore America's credibility. We have no credibility among our allies or our enemies. America's credibility will NOT be restored until Obama is out of office. And since when do we go to war to protect the reputation and credibility of a foolish president who doesn't really care about what's going on in Syria or the Middle East. The only thing he cares about is his next golf game.

Monday, September 2, 2013

What do you do when you're thirsty? The God who quenches our thirst.

How many names can you think of for God? It may sound like an odd question since God's proper name in the Old Testament is YHWH -- but he is referred to by a great many other names and titles in both the Old and New Testament.

When I pray to God, I like to start out by worshiping Him as he taught us in the Lord's Prayer. I often recite several names and titles back to the Lord of who He is--such as "The Ancient of Days", "The Holy One of Israel", the "Sure Foundation", the "Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last", the God who is "Faithful and True." I could go on, but I think you get the point.

I want to introduce you today to the God who is "Living Water" (John 4:10). He is like "Rivers of Living Water in a Dry Place" (Isaiah 32:2). 
U.S.S. Indianapolis
How long can man go without water? On average, about 3 days. In the book, "Between a Rock and a Hard Place", climber Aron Ralston, pinned against a canyon wall by a giant boulder, went 5 days without water and was finally forced to drink his own urine. Ugh!!

Another example of deadly thirst occurred when the U.S.S. Indianapolis was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine on July 30, 1945 in the central Pacific. With 1,196 crewmen on board, the Indianapolis sank within 12 minutes in the worst sea disaster in naval history. Three hundred went down with the ship while 900 men faced exposure, dehydration, and shark attacks floating in a few lifeboats and rafts with almost no food or water. Only 317 sailors survived, clinging to life jackets and makeshift rafts. Floating in the hot sun, men became so thirsty, they refused to believe that you couldn't drink the crystal clear ocean water. The younger men would drink the ocean salt water, then get diarrhea, become more dehydrated and then go crazy and die. 

In Isaiah 32:2, we are told that our God is like a hiding place from the wind, a shelter from the storm, and like streams of water in a dry place. He is like the shade of a great rock in a weary land.

Several years ago, I was taken on a tour of the Judean Hills which go up from Jerusalem and down to the Dead Sea. It truly is dry, parched land with no apparent signs of water anywhere. But, an experienced shepherd knows where the pools of water are, and if you look carefully enough, you can spot cracks in the rocks where water is seeping forth. Even in a dry and parched land like the Judean wilderness, God provides water for those who are thirsty.

So often when I approach God, I feel dry as though I am walking through the desert with no water and as I come to God, I recognize how much I need His refreshing living water to be poured into my soul, to flood my being, to satisfy my thirst and my longing for Him.

Daily, you and I are walking through what seems like a desert--where ever you live or work, it's a dry and weary land in need of the rivers of living water that can come only from the Messiah Jesus Himself.

As you approach God in prayer, call upon Him as the God who is "Living Water" who can quench that thirst for meaning and purpose in our lives. He is the God who satisfies in all the ways that dead religion and good works cannot. He is the God who fills up the emptiness in our soul. He is also the God who is the "Rivers of Living Water in a Dry Place." He is the only one who can bring real refreshment to our weary souls and our mundane daily existence. So ask God to refresh you with Himself, to quench that thirst that only He can satisfy.