Thursday, November 27, 2008

President Washington's Thanksgiving Day Proclamation

"Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor, and Whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint committee requested me to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanks-giving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many single favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness.

"Now therefore I do recommend and assign Thursday the 26th day of November next to be devoted by the People of these States to the Service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be. That we may then all unite in rendering unto Him our sincere and humble thanks, for His kind care and protection of the People of this country previous to their becoming a Nation, for the single and manifold mercies, and the favorable interposition's of His providence, which we experienced in the course and conclusion of the late war, for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty, which we have since enjoyed, for the peaceable and rational manner in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national One now lately instituted, of the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed, and the means we have to acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge and in general for all the great and various favors which He hath been pleased to confer upon us."

"And also that we may then unite in most humble offering our prayers and supplications to the Great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech Him to pardon our national and other transgressions, to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually, to render our national government a blessing to all people, by constantly being a government of wise, just and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed, to protect and guide all Sovereigns and nations (especially such as have shown kindness unto us) and to bless them with good government, peace and concord. To promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the increase of science among them and us, and generally to grant unto all Mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as He alone know to be best." - President George Washington.

Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Be thankful for what you have!

(1 Chronicles 16:34-35) - Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His faithful love endures forever. And say: "Save us, God of our salvation; gather us and rescue us from the nations so that we may give thanks to Your holy name and rejoice in Your praise."

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Wave of Terror Attacks Strikes India's Mumbai, Killing at Least 80

Several sites in Mumbai, India's financial capital, were hit Wednesday night by a wave of terror attacks, reportedly aimed at Americans and Britons, that left dozens dead and hundreds injured as Indian forces battled with terrorist gunmen to free hostages from two luxury hotels.

There were varying reports of at least 50 and as many as 100 people rescued from the Taj Mahal where a fire had broken out, and India's NDTV reported Thursday morning that gunfire was still errupting. Several staff members were killed, and there are some reports of hostages still being held.

Meanwhile, police continued to evacuate people through the Oberoi hotel's basement, and gunmen reportedly had taken hostages elsewhere in the city, inlcuding a hospital.

Casualty figures varied, with most media reporting at least 80 dead and 200 injured, but Reuters reported 86 people were killed. Of the gunmen, at least four were dead and nine arrested. NDTV is reporting five suspected terrorists were dead, but that couldn't be confirmed.

Eleven police officers were killed in the attack, but it was not clear if they were included in the number already reported dead, Reuters reported.

It isn't clear yet what motivated the attacks, which also targeted a popular tourist attraction and a crowded train station, though eyewitnesses said gunmen were heard shouting questions about who American and British passports.

Mumbai has frequently been targeted in terrorist attacks blamed on Islamic extremists, including a series of bombings in July 2007 that killed 187 people.

A little-known organization calling itself the Deccan Mujahideen claimed it was behind attacks. Some analysts suggest that the little-known group is actually an amalgam of existing Indian terror groups, including the Mujahideen Kashmir.

"The terrorists have used automatic weapons and in some places grenades have been lobbed," Maharashtra Police Commissioner A.N Roy said.

The White House condemned the attacks, through Press Secretary Dana Perino.

"President Bush offers his condolences to the Indian people and the families of the innocent civilians killed and injured in the attacks in Mumbai, India...We will continue to stand with the people of India in this time of tragedy," read the statement. "The U.S. government continues to monitor the situation, including the safety and security of our citizens, and stands ready to assist and support the Indian government."

The State Department established a Consular Call Center for Americans concerned about family or friends who may be visiting or living in Mumbai, India. The number is: 1-888-407-4747.

"These coordinated attacks on innocent civilians demonstrate the grave and urgent threat of terrorism.," said Brooke Anderson, President-elect Barack Obama's chief national security spokesperson. "We stand with the people of India, whose democracy will prove far more resilient than the hateful ideology that led to these attacks,”

Blood smeared the floor of the Chhatrapati Shivaji rail station, where attackers sprayed bullets into the crowded terminal. Press Trust of India quoted the chief of the Mumbai railway police, A.K. Sharma, as saying several men armed with rifles and grenades were holed up at the station.

Other gunmen attacked Leopold's restaurant, a landmark popular with foreigners, and the police headquarters in southern Mumbai, the area where most of the attacks took place. The restaurant was riddled with bullet holes and there were blood on the floor and shoes left by fleeing customers.

Officials also reported that terrorists attacked the city's Cama and Albless Hospital and G.T. Hospital, but it was not immediately clear if anyone was killed in those places.

A British citizen who was dining at the Oberoi hotel told Sky News television that the gunmen who struck there singled out Britons and Americans.

Alex Chamberlain said a gunman, a young man of 22 or 23, ushered 30 or 40 people from the restaurant into a stairway and ordered everyone to put up their hands. He said the gunman spoke in Hindi or Urdu.

"They were talking about British and Americans specifically. There was an Italian guy, who, you know, they said: 'Where are you from?" and he said he's from Italy and they said 'fine' and they left him alone. And I thought: 'Fine, they're going to shoot me if they ask me anything — and thank God they didn't," he said.

Chamberlain said he managed to slip away as the patrons were forced to walk up stairs, but he thought much of the group was being held hostage.

Early Thursday, several European lawmakers were among people who barricaded themselves inside the Taj, a century-old seaside hotel complex and one of the city's best-known destinations.

"I was in the main lobby and there was all of a sudden a lot of firing outside," said Sajjad Karim, part of a delegation of European lawmakers visiting Mumbai ahead of a European Union-India summit.

As he turned to get away, "all of a sudden another gunmen appeared in front of us, carrying machine gun-type weapons. And he just started firing at us ... I just turned and ran in the opposite direction," he told The Associated Press over his mobile phone.

Hours later, Karim remained holed up in a hotel restaurant, unsure if it was safe to come out.

The British Foreign Office said it was advising all British citizens in Mumbai to stay indoors.

Britain's foreign secretary, David Miliband, strongly condemned the attacks. "Today's attacks in Mumbai which have claimed many innocent victims remind us, yet again, of the threat we face from violent extremists," Miliband said in a statement.

India has been wracked by bomb attacks the past three years, which police blame on Muslim militants intent on destabilizing this largely Hindu country. Nearly 700 people have died.

Since May a militant group calling itself the Indian Mujahideen has taken credit for a string of blasts that killed more than 130 people. The most recent was in September, when a series of explosions struck a park and crowded shopping areas in the capital, New Delhi, killing 21 people and wounding about 100.

The Associated Press, Reuters and Sky News contributed to this report.

This is crazy! Lets keep the people of India in our prayers. This goes to show the kind of sick twisted enemy we are facing. A enemy that can't be dealt with in peace talks. This is a enemy that must be dealt with by force.

What Happens If You're on the Gay "Enemies List"

By Alison Stateman / Los Angeles

Ever since a slim majority outlawed gay marriage in California, opponents have waged national protests and petitions, urging the judicial system to reconsider the results of the Nov. 4 referendum. (Proposition 8 overturned an earlier decision by the Supreme Court of California legalizing same-sex marriages.) While the court weighs whether or not to get back into the fray, the civil unrest ignited by the ban shows no sign of abating. A National Protest Against Prop 8 organized by is scheduled for this Saturday. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which opponents say donated more than $20 million to the Yes on 8 campaign, has already become a focus of protests, with demonstrators gathered around Mormon temples not only in California but across the country. The Mormon Church is not the only group being singled out for criticism. African-Americans, 70% of whom voted yes on Proposition 8, according to a CNN exit poll, have become a target. According to eyewitness reports published on the Internet, racial epithets have been used against African-Americans at protests in California, directed even at blacks who are fighting to repeal Proposition 8. Said Evan Wolfson, executive director of Freedom to Marry, "In any fight, there will be people who say things they shouldn't say, but that shouldn't divert attention from what the vast majority are saying against this, that it's a terrible injustice." (See the Top 10 ballot measures.) In addition to protests, gay activists have begun publishing lists online exposing individuals and organizations who have donated money in support of Proposition 8. On, individuals who gave money toward Proposition 8 are publicized, with readers urged not to patronize their businesses or services. The list of donors was culled from data on, which follows all contributions of over $1,000 and all contributions of over $100 given before October 17. Dentists, accountants, veterinarians and the like who gave a few thousand dollars to the cause are listed alongside major donors like the Container Supply Co., Inc. of Garden Grove, Calif., which gave $250,000. "Anyone who steps into a political fight aimed at taking away fundamental rights from fellow citizens opens themselves up to criticism," said Wolfson. "The First Amendment gives them the right of freedom of speech and to support political views, but people also have the right to criticize them." Even before the passage of Proposition 8, Californians Against Hate compiled and published a "dishonor roll" of those individuals, along with their company affiliations, who gave $5,000 or more towards supporting the measure. Telephone numbers and Web sites were added along with commentary about some of the larger donors to public information obtained through the California Secretary of State's Office. "My goal was to make it socially unacceptable to give huge amounts of money to take away the rights of one particular group, a minority group," says Fred Karger, a retired political consultant and founder of Californians Against Hate. "I wanted to make the public aware of who these people are and how much they're giving and then they could make a decision as to whether or not they want to patronize their businesses." The negative publicity is having effects on both companies and individuals. Scott Eckern, artistic director of the California Musical Theatre in Sacramento, whose $1,000 donation was listed on ElectionTrack, chose to resign from his post this week to protect the theater from public criticism. Karger says a "soft boycott" they started against Bolthouse Farms, which gave $100,000 to Proposition 8, was dropped after he reached a settlement with the company. Bolthouse Farms was to give an equal amount of money to gay political causes. The amount ultimately equaled $110,000. Meanwhile, lists of donors to Proposition 8, once trumpeted on the Yes on 8 Web site, have been taken down to protect individuals from harassment. "It's really awful," says Frank Schubert, campaign manager for Yes on Proposition 8. "No matter what you think of Proposition 8, we ought to respect people's right to participate in the political process. It strikes me as quite ironic that a group of people who demand tolerance and who claim to be for civil rights are so willing to be intolerant and trample on other people's civil rights." - Times Mobile

For Christmas give the Gift of Convenience.

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Gift certificates have become a popular holiday gift option, but a controversial new one, already has people talking.

For the first time, Planned Parenthood in Indiana is offering gift certificates. The organization said a big increase in calls and visits from newly unemployed and uninsured Hoosiers prompted what it calls the unusual, yet practical gift option.

"People are making really tough decisions about putting gas in their car and food on their table, so we know that many women especially put healthcare at the bottom of their list to do," said Chrystal Struben-Hall, Vice President of Planned Parenthood of Indiana.

The certificates come in $25 increments. They can be used for everything from birth control to $58 examinations that include breast exams and pap tests. Men who receive healthcare at Planned Parenthood can use them too.

"They can be seen for sexually transmitted disease screenings, HIV tests and general prostate exams and those kinds of things," said Struben-Hall.

Some Hoosiers 24-Hour News 8 talked to asked if the gift certificates could be used towards abortions. The answer is yes. But, Planned Parenthood said that's not the purpose of the gift certificates.

Struben-Hall said, "They really are intended for preventative healthcare. We decided not to put restrictions on the gift certificates so it's for whatever people feel they need the services for most."

Indiana Family Institute President Curt Smith said he is appalled by the certificates.

"I think the way to help family planning is to give the money where there's no agenda. So if somebody wants to help a woman at a time of crisis, they can support the life centers throughout Indiana," said Smith.

Planned Parenthood hopes philanthropists look at it differently. The organization hopes people might purchase the certificates, and then turn them back in for their patients who need reproductive healthcare, but can't pay for it.

This might be a good idea! We don't know whats going through people minds as we reach the holiday season. Bush has screwed our economy so bad that people can't afford Christmas gifts to put under the tree let alone afford the cost of having a kid to give the gifts to. So why not give the gift of Convenience? Nothing says marry Christmas like a dead fetus in a box under the Christmas tree! Merry Christmas! (Much Sarcasm!!!) Sigh......These people need Jesus.

- God Bless-

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Awesome: 'James Bond' Computer Interface Becomes Reality

The astounding technology seen in science fiction films rarely becomes a reality. We have yet to travel back in time or enjoy a chat with a hologram.

So it is not surprising that many believed that the computers from films such as "Minority Report," "Iron Man" and the latest James Bond movie were also the stuff of wild imagination.

The characters point and gesture at projected screens, using their hands to control and manipulate what they see in a vivid portrayal of the interaction between man and marvelous machine.

Now a scientist who advised the makers of "Minority Report" in creating this futuristic vision has made these imagined technologies a reality. The development could fundamentally change the way we interact with computers, consigning the mouse to the scrap heap.

Instead of using just one hand to control a mouse, someone with "G-Speak" — after slipping on special gloves — uses both, and is able to communicate with a PC intuitively.

"Human hands are the most sophisticated manipulating tools in the world," said John Underkoffler, chief scientist at Oblong Industries, the Los Angeles-based company that has created the technology.

"The idea is to drop the mouse and let hands do what they're fully capable of. That is to describe and push, poke and pull and manipulate the world." - Fox News

CHANGE to come.......on this Blog

In the next few weeks this blog will be going through some "CHANGE." I for sometime now have been working on a new outline and concept for this blog. The topics on this blog will stay the same but I will be adding more topics rather than politics and religion. The look and feel of this blog will also look different and there will be much more material so stay tuned through out this transition period. I'm pretty excited in the direction I will be taking this blog.

-God Bless-

Monday, November 24, 2008

Thoughts on the Election and Obama

I have finally been able to find time to post on this topic. Americans have voted and picked our next president of the United States. I may not like the results of the election and I may get a lot of flak for what I am about to say. First off we have to understand that God is Sovereign. Daniel 4:25 states that God is the ruler over all kingdoms of men and he will He will give it to whoever he wants. Ephesians 1:11 states that God works out everything in agreement with the decision of His will. Also we should not be fearful of the election of Obama because Romans 8:28 says, " We know that all things work together for the good of those who love God: those called according to his purpose."

We not have a hateful heart towards Obama. God chose him to be the ruler over our Nation. That doesn't mean we have to agree with everything Obama stands for and we can oppose him on things like abortion but we have to do it in a loving and understanding way. We should respect Obama and pray for him and that's what I'm calling all my readers to do. Pray for our new president Obama. Pray not only for his safety but that he will be wise and God will guide him in the way that he should lead the country. We shouldn't be waiting for Obama to fail or hope he fails. We want Obama to succeed. If Obama succeeds America succeeds if Obama fails America suffers.

(1 Timothy 2:1-3) - "First of all, then, I urge that petitions, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for everyone, for kings and all those who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quit life in all godliness and dignity. This is good, and it pleases God our Savior."

Let us look on the bright side. God is in control, His ways are better than ours even though we don't fully understand. Also be thankful that we live in the United States of America a free country where we can proclaim His name without being persecuted, hunted and killed. We have been given the opportunity to vote in a democracy thanks to those brave men and women in uniform. Look at how far we have come as a nation. Our nation is 232 years old. Just a few hundred years ago we had black African American slaves, slaves treated badly. Now we have the first African American president. That is amazing! It truly shows how wonderful our Nation is. I give Obama my respect and he is my next president and I will be praying for him on a daily basis as should you. but when issues like abortion arise we should show him in a respectful way that abortion is the taking of an innocent life. Let this also be an opportunity for Churches to get more involved in creating opertunitys to help Pregnate women who are thinking about abortion. Think how much the abortion rate would drop if more and more churches created programs that would help pregnate women.

-God Bless-

I'm Finised!..............for the semester that is.

Well I am done for the semester and I have two months off of school which means I will have plenty of time to blog. To much time! In the next blog I will finally get to my thoughts on the election and on President Elect Obama. The only post I have only made one post sense he was elected and I did not really put anything well thought on on here. But I have had some time to blow off some steam and finish the semester. So stay tuned I have a lot on my mind.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

You Can Vote for whoever U Like!

This is a funny video no matter which candidate your are going to vote for.



Well the news media has already given the victory to Barak Obama even though the votes haven't been counted. Talk about drinking the Kool-Aid. I just want to say to everyone GO VOTE! and of course vote for McCain/Palin! But hear is the truth and I don't want this to discourage you from voting. I think Barak Obama will win the election. We just need to learn to deal with it. If McCain can pull a victory than great! but its not looking very good right now. I will blog ya when the results start to come in.


Sunday, November 2, 2008


Two days till election day people. And it is sad that Americans are about to elect the most pro-choice or in reality the most "pro-genocide" man in the history of the presidency. I know, know! Y0u might say, "Roe vs. Wade will never be overturned so there is no point in fighting it so we should pick the candidate that is best on the economy."....that's another debate....see previous blog posts. Anyways it is far from the truth. pro-life presidents will choose pro-life judges and so forth. It may not be a touchdown for Pro-life but at least we are gaining yardage. Eventually if we have pro-life people in higher offices this culture of murder will change. For the fact that more programs will be available for pregnant women to realize it is a life and give her opportunities for adoption. Also when a women who wants an abortion sees that the baby is a human being through an ultrasound she is more and likely to change her mind and keep the baby. But many lawsuits from woman's rights groups are saying, "the new law endangers health, invades privacy and attacks woman's dignity."

What I want to know is were is the lawsuits to defend life by saying, "Abortion endangers the health of the baby, and invades its privacy." You wont because to many liberals are in charge. Also how could you vote for a person even if he is good on the economy that thinks that the ongoing genocide is okay. How can you vote for a man that says its okay for people to kill there own child. Even though he disagrees with it he will allow people to do it. How can you vote for someone who will allow the genocide to continue without standing up and giving the unborn a voice.

In the Words of Dr. Albert Mohler President of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, "This is a moral conflict that might take a century or more to run its course.Those fighting for the abolition of slavery pressed on against obstacles and set backs worse than these because, after all, these were human lives they were defending. What if they had listened to those who, after Dred Scott and the Missouri Compromise, said that the battle was "permanently" lost? What if they had been intimidated by critics accusing them of "single-issue" voting?

If every single fetus is an unborn child made in the image of God, there is no moral justification for settling for a vague hope of some reduction in the number of fetal homicides. If the abortion fight is "permanently lost," it will be lost first among those who claim to be defenders of life -- those who tell us that the argument is merely changing."

Please think about the abortion issue long and hard. Don't vote Obama because you think its Hopeless because its not. We should fight this issue and tell Washington how we really feel about abortion. A friend of mine posted a link to this amazing website on the truth and effects of Abortion. All the info you need. More than I can give. Please check it out and send it to everyone you know.

Don't forget to VOTE this Tuesday! VOTE for Life, Country, Freedom, Family, Prosperity! VOTE McCAIN!