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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Swan Song?

Lord willing, the election of a slightly less liberal senator in Massachusetts is the beginning of the end for the rule of the Socialists.
They have lost their super majority and their momentum.
It would be a big mistake on their part to try to push any liberal legislation through.

I'm still wondering, what happened?

I mean, the crowd that hailed Obama as the messiah a year ago is now ready to crucify him. The nation that elected him is not as cordial toward him as they once were.

And when was the last time you heard any liberals talking about "cap and trade"? That seems be not such a good idea. It's probably also a bad decision for Obama to tax the mean old banks and try to take back the money he gave them from the bailout that they didn't even want.

I look forward to Obama's state of the union address scheduled for tomorrow.

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Saturday, January 23, 2010

Announcing: Rick And Bubba Live!

Oh yeah!
Rick and Bubba have recently started their own UStream account, so you can now watch them live!
Now, you don't have to be in range of the nearest radio station that broadcasts them (although you're missin' out on the country music played during the commercials!).

They come on about 7:00 CST and go off at 10:00 CST.

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Friday, January 22, 2010

A Word On The 2010 Political Race In Alabama...

Last night, at the local GOP meeting, we had an opportunity to meet a candidate for Attorney General. His name is Luther Strange. He seemed to be a nice guy (don't all politicians?) despite the fact that he has worked closely with former Alabama Attorney Generals Bill Pryor and Jeff Sessions.
The most interesting thing is that his opponent, current AG Troy King, is supported by gambling interests in the state of Alabama. There are no announced Democrats in this race.

Another race to keep an eye on is the race for the Lieutenant Governor position. State Senator Hank Erwin vs current Lt. Governor "Little Jim" Folsom. Hank Erwin is outspokenly pro-life, pro-gun, and pro-traditional marriage. I have read some articles that blame him for compromise in his Senate voting record.

Fast fact for you: Alabama has not been controlled by Republicans since Reconstruction.
That's not necessarily a bad thing!

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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Military Scopes Inscribed With Bible Verses

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CNN reports that Trijicon, manufacturer of high quality rifle scopes, has been placing references to Bible verses on the scopes they sell to the US Military. Obviously, the high ranking military and political folks are appalled that Trijicon would do this. General Petraeus says, "I hope you can sense ... this is of serious concern to me and the other commanders in Iraq and Afghanistan because it can indeed create a perception that is absolutely contrary to what it is that we have sought to do", also, he said U.S. troops are much more sensitive "about this kind of thing,"apparently, than is the contractor involved.
A Trijicon rep released a statement that they had been doing this for the past 20 years, but that they would willingly stop doing this in the future. What motivated them to place Bible verses on these optics? "As long as we have men and women in danger, we will continue to do everything we can to provide them with both state-of-the-art technology and the never-ending support and prayers of a grateful nation."
Trijicon engraved these verses on all scopes sold to military around the world. An Israeli soldier contacted Trijicon and got the following information: "Each Trijicon Scope model has a specific Scriptural Reference. All of the Trijicon ACOG 4x32 model scopes have "JN8:12" on them. All Trijicon Reflex Scopes have "2COR4:6" on them. All Trijicon TA55 ACOG 5.5x50 Scopes have "MT5:16"and all Accupoint scopes have REV21:23."

Personally, I don't really care about the Bible verses on rifle scopes. What bothers me is how America is now bending over backwards to kiss our enemy's rear!

"Allowing religious references to be placed on U.S. weaponry, which are bought and paid for by U.S. taxpayers, is unacceptable," Muslim Public Affairs Council Executive Director Salam Al-Marayati wrote in a letter, according to the council's Web site.

Oh wow! And funding your organization, as I'm sure we're doing, with taxpayer dollars is acceptable?

"Such inscriptions not only run afoul of the Constitution and U.S. military rules, but they also feed into the violent extremists' narrative that the ongoing wars in Afghanistan and Iraq are a 'crusade against Islam'.

Ummm, that pretty much sums it up! I mean, we are at war here, aren't we?

Update:
Fox News reported earlier that:

A spokesman for U.S. Central Command initially said the Trijicon sights didn't violate the ban (which bars proselytizing by American troops in Afghanistan and Iraq) and compared the citations on the sights to the "In God We Trust" inscription printed on U.S. currency.

Very good point!

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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

"Light ‘em Up And Watch Them Burn, Teach Them What They Need To Learn"...

Psalm 2

1Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?

2The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying,

3Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.

4He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the LORD shall have them in derision.

5Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure.

6Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion.

7I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.

8Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.

9Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel.

10Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth.

11Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling.

12Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.

On the 113th anniversary of the birth of Robert E. Lee, the Democratic juggernaut in the senate is broken. The implications of this election are enormous. Without the super majority in the senate, liberals will probably be unable to push through the Health Care Bill. The first Republican senator in 3 decades, Scott Brown (not to be confused with the Reformed Baptist pastor of the same name) is taking over Ted Kennedy's seat. Obama is "frustrated" about losing the vote. He probably is thinking, "Boy, if the yankees are this mad, what's next?"

This doesn't for one second mean that we should sit back and sigh with relief. Just because he's Republican doesn't mean that he's conservative, unfortunately. We need to pray harder, thanking the Lord for the victory that He has created.

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Roll Tide! And Other Things...

Weeel, I have been intending to post sooner, but, (excuse, excuse, excuse).

SO,

Let me begin the first post of the New Year with a hearty ROLL TIDE!!!!

Yeah!

I know I haven't posted anything about football prior to this, but as I was born and bred in a state that claims football as one of it's religions, and Alabama had such an incredible season this year, I thought I might as well!!
I'm also a SEC fan, so kudos to Florida, Arkansas, Auburn, and all the other SEC teams that did well, I think we posted a 6-4 record on bowl games this year, including, of course, the national championship.

Out here at the farm it's been pretty cold! How 'bout that global warming? We did get a small sprinkling of that stuff some folks call snow. We've spent a lot of our time huddled around the wood burning stove. Hope all of y'all have been keeping warm!

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