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Unplugged Christians living off the grid

By idaflo | May 29th, 2010 | No Comments » 

CNN picture of man with sheepChurch group “living off the grid”….with an online church. Irony.  Yes, and run by “Brother Gregory” bless his heart,  who has old-school facial hair that screams cult.

I believe folks are drawn to this kind of thing for two reasons: 1) They have been poorly taught that the Christian Church is a set of “Biblical Principles” instead of the place to hear the declaration of “Forgiveness of Sins through Christ and Him crucified” Read More »

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Michelle Malkin: Obama sleeps while oil spills

By idaflo | May 29th, 2010 | No Comments » 

Michelle Malkin, richly endowed with deep convictions, intelligence, humor and communication skills, and always willing  to share them.

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Michelle Malkin – Examiner Columnist
May 30, 2010

President Bush’s harshest critics often described his look during moments of crisis as “deer in the headlights.” After two years of Hope and Change, America has grown accustomed to President Obama’s crisis face: eyes glazed over.

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Ted Nugent on Border Security (VIDEO)

By idaflo | May 29th, 2010 | No Comments » 

Though this is a few years old, it’s still good.  Ted Nugent speaks: we laugh, we wince, we learn.

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NRSC web video: “Never Again” (via HotAir)

By idaflo | May 29th, 2010 | No Comments » 

Perhaps it does not speak well of us that we so rely on visual/video presentations in getting information.  It seems so much more pure to be a reader, to think and analyze in such a way that would make us not only more informed but more intelligent….or something.

Yet to see and hear the quotes themselves, from the source, is powerful stuff.  Literarily, it may be the lazy way to do journalism, to just point and click, but it helps us to discern and makes it next to impossible to misquote.  The commentary Ed puts with the video, as always is insightful puts the information in proper context.

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Posted May 28, 2010 by Ed Morrissey at HotAir.com (linked)

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Explaining the Obama National Security Strategy

By idaflo | May 29th, 2010 | No Comments » 

The Heritage Foundation sums it up, and it is not pretty.  That being said, it best be known.  No wonder the president is not excited about the free exchange of information on the internet...otherwise known as The New Media.  He doesn’t control it.

Explaining the Obama National Security Strategy

Obama poster with OBEY on it

Yesterday the White House unveiled its national security strategy. It came in basically three parts.

Part One is the “anything but Bush” part. Where the goal is to put as much distance between Obama and Bush – even where there is not a lot space. Renaming the War on Terrorism, the war on al Qaeda is a case in point. Did the Bush administration not know it was fighting al Qaeda? Did Obama stop doing Predator strikes?

Part Two is an overwhelming desire to substitute soft power for hard power. The problem is that soft power – like diplomacy – is not a substitute for hard power.….(article  continues here)

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Palin’s new neighbor is out classed, out-numbered, out gunned…it IS Alaska.

By idaflo | May 28th, 2010 | No Comments » 

Stories likPalin and Goldberge this cause me to wonder if those on the left have any warm blood at all running through their veins.  What mother, from the Left OR the Right doesn’t understand how violated you would feel, should an avowed enemy moved in right next door,  JUST to observe and try to find something nasty about you and everyone who means most to you, i.e.,  your MINOR children, your beloved husband and anybody else who is a guest at your home.  When you are Sarah Palin, they hate you,  just because you are you, thus you exist below a level of respect.

It is a testament to the irrelevancy of modern feminism when they stay silent about such behavior against a very successful woman who happens to be conservative. Unbelievable. This is right up there with Read More »

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The word of God – in every language on Earth (technology)

By idaflo | May 27th, 2010 | No Comments » 

Bible Society’s hi-tech mission brings Gospel to remote tribes

By Jerome Taylor, Religious Affairs Correspondent

What we do here is build starships,” says Jon Riding, enthusiasm lighting up his face as he tinkers with an errant laptop. “Building a steamboat, anyone can do that. Here we create things that have never been built before.”

You would be forgiven for thinking that Mr Riding is a Nasa technician, determined to travel to a galaxy far, far away. His mission – and it is literally a mission – is very different. But it does involve breaking down technological boundaries to help people reach the heavens… (article from THE INDEPENDENT continues here)

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After keeping us waiting for a century, Mark Twain will finally reveal all

By idaflo | May 27th, 2010 | No Comments » 

This is fascinating.  What is he going to say?  Apparently it is no big secret to past researchers, since they have actually published some of the material,  “excepts” for other books and articles.

The man had a capacity for warmth and humor, I hope that is reflected here, and that he doesn’t descend into a whiny petty, bitter or completely cynical old man.  Publication of the books will forever change the conversation about Mark Twain, I suppose that’s what he intended.

Photo of Mark Twain sitting After keeping us waiting for a century, Mark Twain will finally reveal all

The great American writer left instructions not to publish his autobiography until 100 years after his death, which is now

By Guy Adams in Los Angeles

Exactly a century after rumours of his death turned out to be entirely accurate, one of Mark Twain’s dying wishes is at last coming true: Read More »

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By idaflo | May 26th, 2010 | No Comments » 

Art Linkletter died today.  He was 97.

I used to love watching him when I was a kid.  Kind, funny, smart, sweet and always very very wise.  Farewell Art, we miss you, we’ve missed you on television for a long time. You represented the best that American television had to offer.

With simple questions addressed to normal children, you inspired them to express wonderful, innocent eloquence on your show .

Video came via Gregory L. Jackson

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LA Rep. Scalise & James Carville to Obama: “We’re Tired of the Excuses” (Videos)

By idaflo | May 26th, 2010 | No Comments » 

The level of frustration is gathering steam.  Not only is James Carville going ballistic (via NewsBusters) here Louisiana Rep. Scalise Screams at Obama: “We’re Tired of the Excuses”

Posted by Jim Hoft on Wednesday, May 26, 2010

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