Catching Up

Folks I apologize for not posting in a more timely manner; the week just snuck up on me!

While I was busy preparing to go to youth camp as a counselor with my church next week, a couple of things happened for me this week. Before I get to that I want add that I will also be attending the National Federation of Republican Assemblies (NFRA) Grassroots Presidential Endorsement Convention in St. Louis, MO. If any of you are close to St. Louis, please come by the St. Louis Airport Marriott and be a part of the convention.

I’m going to have an exhibitor’s booth promoting my book, Understanding Evangelicals: A Guide to Jesusland, and I would love to meet those of you I’ve known only through email.

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There Once Was A Man In Nantucket…

“There once was a man named Vitter / Who vowed that he wasn’t a quitter / But with stories of women / And all of his sinnin’ / He knows his career’s in the — oh, nevermind.”
A limmerick delivered by Senator John Kerry at a Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee fundraiser on Nantucket last weekend.

Well it seems as though John Kerry can actually tell a joke, distasteful as it is. This little ditty went over so well it is reported that “the whole room was in stitches.”

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No Bloodbath in Vietnam

“Let me just say to the first part of your question with respect to boat people and killing, everybody predicted a massive bloodbath in Vietnam. There was not a massive bloodbath in Vietnam. There were reeducation camps, and they weren’t pretty and, you know, nobody, you know, likes that kind of outcome. But on the other hand, I’ve met lot of people today who were in those education camps, who are thriving in the Vietnam of today.” Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts speaking on C-SPAN this morning.

And to think this man was nearly President of the United States! Thank you Ohio!!

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Fades Away

In his farewell address to Congress, General Douglas MacArthur quoted a line from an old barracks ballad, stating, “Old soldiers never die, they just fade away.”

Yesterday, another great warrior, one who never received a lot of attention, to his liking I might add, faded away to a well-deserved rest. General Wayne Downing, the Secret Warrior, passed away yesterday from meningitis. I know the term “Great American” has been somewhat cheapened today, but General Downing was truly a Great American.

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Political Posturing

Well the Democrats are at again with their political posturing with the war. They are planning a “stunt” tonight and intend to use this for their political advantage. Mike Adams has written a very telling piece on Politico.com titled, “A Look Inside The War Rooms On The War.”

I know you good folks are very tired of our great troops being used as political fodder. Please call your Senators and let them know you are watching them and will not tolerate them trying to undermine the Commander-in-Chief and our troops.

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New Book Slams Pelosi & Reid

Hey Folks!

I wrote yesterday about Buzz Patterson’s new book “War Crimes: The Left’s Campaign to Destroy Our Military and Lose the War on Terror.” Well, I just received an email from Buzz announcing an exciting new offer for his book and Buzz “has graciously decided to turn over ALL proceeds directly to Move America Forward to support our pro-troop activities.”

Please check out this great offer. Thanks!

The Fat Lady Hasn’t Sung Yet

I want to share an email I got last night from a wonderful woman named Carolyn. She has eloquently written and expressed the frustration many of us are feeling right now. She has some articles from the New Media Journal, including some of Eddie’s and one of Buzz Patterson’s articles. Please read this posting very thoroughly and read all the links; they are important. We as Americans are being hoodwinked by the media and the Democratic leadership all for the sake of political power, regardless the cost to our nation. This must not stand!

This is another “slap me upside the head” entry that I don’t know how well it’s going to go over. As I was reading tonight, I came across a story about the war in Iraq, and how, after hearing more and more cut and run talk even from the Republican side, I just had to think of something to pass along. For the past few weeks, I have become a little war weary – listening too much to the mainstream I guess. All I ever hear and see is how many of our soldiers are dying, how many Iraqis are dying, horror upon horror with pictures of doom and gloom. It’s hard not to buy into this, especially since we also have to hear about how badly we are losing this war from our hollowed halls of Washington. It’s not only Reid, Pelosi and Murtha anymore. If I’m tired, I can understand why polls show that more and more Americans want the war to end now.

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Surrender At Any Cost

Well, the Surrendercrats have done it again. By a vote of 223-201 in favor of the measure, the House of Representatives called for troop withdrawal from Iraq by Spring 2008. If the House gets its way, troops will begin leaving Iraq in 120 days and be completed by April 1, 2008. It seems the House of Representatives knows better than the Commander-in-Chief and General David Petraeus when we should deploy or redeploy the troops.

Americans were absolutely phenomenal on the immigration fight and we need to respond the same way on this troop withdrawal issue. We cannot have politicians dictating how the military conducts war. As President Bush stated, “I don’t think Congress ought to be running the war. I think they ought to be funding the troops.”

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Fourth of July Holiday

“The Second Day of July 1776, will be the most memorable Epocha, in the History of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival. It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more. You will think me transported with Enthusiasm but I am not. I am well aware of the Toil and Blood and Treasure, that it will cost Us to maintain this Declaration, and support and defend these States. Yet through all the Gloom I can see the Rays of ravishing Light and Glory. I can see that the End is more than worth all the Means. And that Posterity will tryumph in that Days Transaction, even altho We should rue it, which I trust in God We shall not.” (John Adams in a letter to his wife Abigail)

The origins of the word holiday is from the Old English combination of holy and day. One definition of holiday is “a religious feast day; a holy day.” If we are to follow this definition and the first act of commemoration suggested by John Adams, we as a nation should be honoring God Almighty on this “Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion…” That means before we fire up the barbecue grills, pack the car and head to the beach, and gather tonight to watch the fireworks, we should be on our faces reverently and solemnly thanking God for our freedom. The question is how many of us will?

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