Sunday, November 29, 2009

If They Find a Cure They Won't Have a Job

Why will no one in the mainstream media investigate the swine flu? Why are they no longer ‘testing’ for the swine flu? How will we know who had swine flu and who had regular flu?

What are the results of this study? Give 100 people the swine flu vaccine. Compare that group to 100 people who did not receive the vaccine. Which group exhibited more cases of swine flu. You’ll never see the results of such a study because no study has been done and never will be.

Claims that 80,000 Americans will die of Swine flu this year seem utterly absurd when considering the flu’s slow start. So, what is going on? Why are they pushing the vaccine?

Millions of vaccine have been sold. There hasn’t been time to sufficiently test the vaccine. We sell massive amounts to other countries with the understanding that the pharmaceutical companies will be entirely protected from any lawsuits.

It seems to me to be marketing 101. Pretty simple. When Coca Cola wants to boost sales they come out with a brand new product. They advertise the living daylights out of it and they make billions. When a pharmaceutical wants to make lots of money they come up with a new disease. They market the living daylights out of it and they make billions of dollars. Millions are petrified this year because of the way the media is handling this. It’s not unusual to see a report that five people have died in Seattle of the Swine Flu. It’s tragic when anyone dies but they fail to report that 15 people have died of the regular flu.

Imagine what would happen if someone found a cure to cancer tomorrow. Can you even possibly perceive of the billions of dollars that would be lost by pharmaceuticals and other medical entities? Why can they find drugs that will reduce cholesterol and regulate hearts, drugs that will enable older men to have the sexual prowess of a twenty year old but they can’t seem to find a cure to the common cold. Do you know how much money they would lose? Finding a cure would eliminate the billions of dollars made on treating the symptoms.

Why are they claiming a normal flu season as pandemic? Will someone explain why Ahlzheimer’s is now so prevalent, why autism has increased drastically and why most of the kids I teach in school are taking some kind of drug to inhibit their behavior? Is this all about making money? Is it about controlling the masses?

I suppose the CDC (Center for Disease Control) gets huge amounts of grant money from the federal government. Is it necessary to create pseudo-pandemics to justify their own existence?

Previous generations were able to survive the flu using their grandmothers home remedies. Why do we spend millions of dollars on medicines that simply treat the symptoms, perhaps no better than mom’s cod liver oil!

It just seems somehow we are be deceived and losing our way.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Evan the Elf

Evan the Elf

By Kevin Probst

“Have you ever wondered how Santa could know if you’re naughty of nice each year as you grow? For hundreds of years it’s been a big secret. It now can be shared if you promise to keep it.” So begins a book, Shannon, my wife, read to our son Kameron tonight. The book is called The Elf on the Shelf and we now have a little elf in our house whom we’ve named Evan.

The whole concept of the book is for Kameron to wake up each morning between now and Christmas and look for the little elf. He will be up high where he cannot be reached. If Kam touches him he loses some of his ‘magic’. The elf watches Kameron every day and then reports to Santa Claus on his behavior.

As I listened to his mother read him that story I thought of a verse in Hebrews (4:13) “Nothing in all creation is hidden from God's sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account.” Now it’s just a story, just a fun fantasy for Kameron, but one day we want him to realize that God is always watching, is always aware of his thoughts, words and deeds. We pray often and earnestly that Kam will give his heart to Jesus and live his life in a way that pleases his Savior.

Jesus sat at the well when the Samaritan woman approached him. At one point in the conversation he asks her to “Go, call you husband and come here.” She replies, “I have no husband.” But Jesus couldn’t be thrown off so easily. She was covering up the truth by telling a truth. Jesus cuts to the chase, “”You are right in saying ‘I have no husband’; for you have had five husbands and the one you now have is not your husband. What you have said is true.” Jesus is using irony. He knows the lie she is trying to cover.

This woman is skilled in using manipulative language so she changes the subject. “Sir, I perceive that you are a prophet. Our fathers worshiped on this mountain, but you say that in Jerusalem is the place where people ought to worship.” Jesus must have been amused. John Piper says that an animal will gnaw off its leg to get out of a trap and this woman’s mind was mangled trying to escape her trap. “Now that we’re talking about adultery, where is the proper place to worship?”

She was astonished that Jesus knew all there was to know about her. He knows about her five failed marriages, he knows about her ravenous thirst for something that will satisfy. He knows about her dark, depressing moments and her struggle with guilt and emptiness. He knows about her habits and addictions. And though he knew all of these things, he was not repulsed by her, he persisted in trying to break through her cold and calloused heart.

Jesus was revealing to her….I understand you. I made you. I know why you’ve been running from man to man. It’s because you can’t find any satisfaction. I have living water that will take care of that problem forever. This is water you can’t drink with your lips, you must drink with your soul. You don’t sip it, you draw freely to feel it’s satisfying affects.

Don’t run back home to your television, your trashy books, your I-pod and your computer games. Don’t spend your money on trivial things in a vain attempt to find satisfaction. Don’t turn to a lover or a new hobby or a new hubby. Allow my eternal light to shine on the darkest recesses of your soul.

In The Little Elf on the Shelf my son learns that someone is watching and that someone wants to reward him. The next lesson Kam will learn is that because of his boyish nature he will misbehave, probably many times before Christmas. Santa rewards good behavior but God’s gift of forgiveness is free to all who will ask. Not only does he watch everything we do, he knows everything about us. I know that can make one feel uncomfortable but once you know the true nature of God is becomes reassuring.

Friday, November 27, 2009

We Don't Know Who We Are

We Don’t Know Who We Are?

By Kevin Probst

I’ve never been in the military so I am ignorant of a lot of things pertaining to military strategy and philosophy. I’m struggling to understand our mission in Afghanistan. Obama is about to announce he will send thousands more of our precious young men to a primitive land to risk their lives. As a result of his decision many, too many, of those young men will never return to their families.

Are we fighting al Qaida? Are we fighting the Taliban? Are we trying to prop up the government of Karzai? Is he a worthy ally or are we investing the lives of our young men in a corrupt leader?

The enemy is al Qaeda. They are a world wide organization intent on bring about an apocalyptic end to all infidels (Jews, Americans, Christians). They have no geographic location. They are well organized into cell groups infiltrated into almost every major nation. Their goal is worldwide annihilation of the infidel who, by his very existence, is prohibiting the coming of their great Imam. The Taliban has no such lofty goals. They are a localized group intent on acquiring power in a primitive country. Why is Afghanistan so important to us? We punish the Taliban for harboring al Qaida but now that al Qaeda has moved on is it not time for us to move on also?

It seems we want to limit al Qaeda to some certain geographical location. We’ve never fought a war against an enemy that is so elusive. It is like fighting an army of spirits. They are surreal and will not be confined by our chosen boundaries. All one needs to fight for al Qaeda is an apartment, a computer and a fax machine.

Many believe the next step is to focus on Pakistan. The threat of Pakistan is real. They harbor nuclear weapons. But who is willing to believe that Pakistan is where most of the al Qaeda operatives are trained? They are trained throughout the world, even here within our own borders.

Al Qaeda is not political nor are they geographical, they are ideological. This isn’t a war that can be limited to a location, nor is it a war that can be won by defeating an insignificant group calling themselves the Taliban. Ideologies are not won or lost in military battles. I favored the war in Viet Nam. I favored the idea of trying to contain an ideology (communism) that was responsible for the deaths of hundreds of millions in the last century. I favor the use of the military to check the spread of radical Islam. But, we didn’t win the war on communism. It is alive and well, actually thriving in some parts. What is our strategy in dealing with the ideology.

Military force is certainly one option in trying to stop the spread of radical Islam but can a more effective way of checking this disease be found in converting those who embrace such a worldview to a better idea. Like the overwhelming march of white blood cells in the body to fight a disease, we must out number them by reasserting our belief in our own convictions and then going on a mission to convince the multitudes that our system works much better than theirs.

Therein lies a major problem. We don’t know who we are anymore. We don’t know what we believe. We embrace and celebrate the immorality pumped into our homes from Hollywood and the hate us for it. 80% of Americans claim to be Christian but most can’t answer the question about being born again because they don’t understand it. We love democracy and our constitution but we now we are governed by an administration intent on experimenting with socialism and downplaying the great document upon which our country was founded.

We need to reestablish what it really means to be an American. We need to define ourselves as a people. We need to put a check on political correctness because it is causing us to lose sight or our mission and it is blurring the definition of who we really are. When we win the battle within ourselves then we can march boldly toward a well defined enemy.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Just Say It, Sarah.

Just Say It, Sarah!!

Sarah Palin came charging out of Alaska last year from a life of relative obscurity to become the great hope of the GOP. Someone asked me the other day what I thought of her. I retreated and said I didn't really have an opinion yet.

So many seem to get pretty emotional about her specific distinctions. She has done an admirable job of navigating around Levi, the hormone driven teen who impregnated her daughter, Bristol. She juggles the possibility of becoming president nicely without threatening the masculinity of the other men in her life, her husband, Todd, and her father. She is much admired because she chose "not to abort" her Down's Syndrome child, Trig. I have great respect for her as a mother willing to accept her responsibilities but shouldn't we expect the same decision of any mother with a Down's Syndrome child? It's unfortunate that a mother who chooses life for an exceptional child is unusual. It's sad when a mother's deep love for a special child is an unusual spectacle.

She is unusual in other ways. How many women in your life are talented moose hunters? She has also been greatly admired for going after corruption in her own party in the state of Alaska. But shouldn't that be expected of any politician who has any measure of dedication for what is right? Why is it that she is being elevated for doing what any decent law abiding individual should do? Is it because we have become so accustomed to the immoral behavior of our politicians that we consider the party with less sin than the other to be the superior party?

I guess the question that causes me hesitation when it comes to Sarah is this: Will she follow the broad political road and just say the right things to the right crowds in order to get elected or will she follow the narrow road of integrity and just simply call a spade a spade? My concerns were exacerbated after watching Hannity interview Sarah on Fox News the other night. Hannity threw her some 'softball' questions that she seemed to sidestep because it would be politically expedient for her.

Hannity gave Sarah multiple chances to peg Obama as a socialist but obviously she thought being so bold with the truth might not fly with her more moderate supporters so she sidestepped. Hannity then softened the question and asked her if she thought Obama was a radical? Again, she sidestepped and refused to identify Obama as the radical he is. Sarah, just look at the people he has appointed as his Czars! Look at his policies and the bills he is promoting, they have SOCIALIST and RADICAL written all over them.

So now I'm trying to decide which interview was more disappointing: her travesty with Katie Couric or the timidity she revealed with Sean Hannity. Come on Sarah, you've shown plenty of courage when confronted with the Alaskan moose, how 'bout showing the same courage by opposing a political enemy who won't hesitate to annihilate you with his Chicago style politics just like he did Hillary!!

Friday, November 20, 2009

An Apology May Be In Order

I earlier posted a picture of President Obama under the caption, "What is wrong with this picture?"

After investigating this picture further, there seems to be a discrepancy. This picture may have been take at a wreath-laying ceremony several months earlier at Arlington National cemetary. Obama is not saluting in this picture because "Hail to the Chief" is being played. The other men are defering to him but he is following proper protocal by taking a proper stance.

Barack Obama displayed a proper salute at the Memorial Day Service at Arlington National Cemetary on May 25th, 2009.

Watch the following video to understand why Obama is not saluting.

I may have inaccurately concluded that Obama was revealing anit-Americanism. Apologies are in order.

Angry Housewife in New Brunswick

Angry Housewife From New Brunswick

Written by a housewife in New Brunswick , to her local newspaper. This is one ticked off lady.

‘Are we fighting a war on terror or aren’t we? Was it or was it not started by Islamic people who brought it to our shores on September 11, 2001 and have continually threatened to do so since?

Were people from all over the world, not brutally murdered that day, in downtown Manhattan , across the Potomac from the nation’s capitol and in a field in Pennsylvania ?

Did nearly three thousand men, women and children die a horrible, burning or crushing death that day, or didn’t they?

And I’m supposed to care that a few Taliban were claiming to be tortured by a justice system of the nation they come from and are fighting against in a brutal insurgency.

I’ll start caring when Osama bin Laden turns himself in and repents for incinerating all those innocent people on 9/11.

I’ll care about the Koran when the fanatics in the Middle East start caring about the Holy Bible, the mere belief of which is a crime punishable by beheading in Afghanistan .

I’ll care when these thugs tell the world they are sorry for hacking off Nick Berg’s head while Berg screamed through his gurgling slashed throat.

I’ll care when the cowardly so-called ‘insurgents’ in Afghanistan come out and fight like men instead of disrespecting their own religion by hiding in mosques and behind women and children.

I’ll care when the mindless zealots who blow themselves up in search of nirvana care about the innocent children within range of their suicide bombs.

I’ll care when the Canadian media stops pretending that their freedom of speech on stories is more important than the lives of the soldiers on the ground or their families waiting at home to hear about them when something happens.

In the meantime, when I hear a story about a CANADIAN soldier roughing up an Insurgent terrorist to obtain information, know this:

I don’t care.

When I see a wounded terrorist get shot in the head when he is told not to move because he might be booby-trapped, you can take it to the bank:

I don’t care.

When I hear that a prisoner, who was issued a Koran and a prayer mat, and fed ‘special’ food that is paid for by my tax dollars, is complaining that his holy book is being ‘mishandled’, you can absolutely believe in your heart of hearts:

I don’t care.

And oh, by the way, I’ve noticed that sometimes it’s spelled ‘Koran’ and other times ‘Quran’. Well, Jimmy Crack Corn you guessed it,

I don’t care!!

Only five defining forces have ever offered to die for you:

1. GOD

2. The British Soldier.

3. The Canadian Soldier.

4. The US Soldier, and

5. The Australian Soldier
One died for your soul, the other 4 for your freedom.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

"Are You Happy, Daddy?"

"Are You Happy, Daddy"

by Kevin Probst

My four year old has been experimenting lately with disobedience. The issue is always a confrontation between his will and mine. Kameron would have no obligation to be obedient if there were no commands to obey. I'm perplexed when my theologian friends accuse me of legalism. We obey God, not because we think we are buying any favors from him, but because he has some very important commands, especially the ten he gave to Moses. Our motive for obedience is because we love him and we want his approval.

When Kameron thinks he may have done something to displease me he will turn his head upward and ask, "Are you happy, Daddy?" or "Are you disappointed, Daddy?" I often have to tell him that I am unhappy and disappointed. The heart that is determined to please God will often look up and ask, "Are you happy, God? Are you disappointed?" Isn't that what David was doing when his heart cried out in Psalm 139:23 "Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts."

Does God not discipline us in order to encourage us toward sanctification? How would we ever experience holiness were we never chastised? Why do so many Christians believe that this pursuit of holiness is an option? Does not God's word say, "Be holy, because I am holy?" (1 Peter 1:16). Are we not instructed to be "imitators of Christ"? (Eph. 5:1) God's directive to be holy is not an invitation, it’s a command.

The word 'holy' refers to a separation. There is so much confusion in the church today because so many people will claim to enjoy the gift of full salvation and still enjoy the fleshly pleasures of the world. Paul stated clearly in Romans that if you feed the flesh you will starve the spirit, if you feed the spirit you will starve the flesh.

I work every day with young people in a Christian school. They often anguish over the fact that they want to draw close to God but can't seem to. Sometimes the problem is that they don't want to deal with the separation factor. Drawing closer to God means separating from the things he hates. Holiness causes people to hate the things which steal the heart away from God. Romans 1:2 "Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world (we hate the things we once loved), but be transformed by the renewing of your mind (we now love the things we once hated). We often fail in our attempt to be holy because we give our heats to that which is against God.

When we are truly transformed we discover that "others can, we cannot." God has a different standard for those who would follow him. There are now some things you can't do, there are some things you cannot say, there are some places you cannot go.

When God asks us to "be holy" he is asking that we yearn for him. I want to yearn for God like David yearned for God. "How lovely is your dwelling place, O Lord Almighty! My soul yearns, even faint, for the courts of the Lord; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God." Are we hungering for God or are we hungering for the trashy, filthy things in life that satisfy the flesh?

"Search my heart, O God!"

Obama's World

by Kevin Probst

The bizczar world of Barack Obama:

The latest Czar to exit Obama's administration was Anita Dunn. She led the war on Fox News and declared the mass murderer of millions, Mao Zedong to be one of her favorite philosophers. I think declaring Zedong to be a philosopher is quite a stretch.

Jobs Czar Van Jones was a disgraceful appointee who readily admitted he "was a Communist".

Regulatory Czar Cass Sunstein once wrote a book in which he claimed that the government, "owns the rights to body parts of people who are dead or in certain hopeless conditions, and it can remove their organs without asking anyone's permission." He is the same one who suggested that animals should be afforded the rights of humans and may be represented by lawyers. (Are these people on drugs?)

EEOC nominee, Chai R. Feldblum, endorsed polygamy and promoted same-sex marriage.

Safe Schools Czar, Kevin Jennings, was founder of the Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network and was a strong activist for homosexuality, even teaching high school students how to perform various homosexual acts at Tufts University in 2000.

David Hamilton, Obama's appointee for the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals was district judge when he prohibited the governing body in Indiana to mention the name of Jesus Christ in their invocations. Mentioning Allah was not prohibited.

Obama's chief lawyer at the State Department is Harold Hongju Koh. He openly advocates integrating international law into U.S. domestic law and making it binding on U.S. citizens.

Obama's replacement on the Supreme Court for David Souter was Sonia Sotomayer who declared that a "Latina woman" would make better judicial decisions than "a white male."

It’s a circus! It's a tragedy! It's a joke! It's a travesty! It's troubling! It's frightening!

Shouldn't the Democratic Party try to regain control from the far-left kooks who have hi-jacked their party?? Can the radical agenda of the far left faction be successful in leading the party in its bid for reelection in 1012??

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Empty Souls

Empty Souls

By Kevin Probst

I've heard many of my high school students speak of Zombies recently. I picked up a book from one of my student's desk today and asked, what is Zombie Armageddon? He informed me that a Zombie was like a living dead person, like a person without a soul. A Zombie would be a mindless person. According to Haitian Voodoo a Zombie yields control to a powerful sorcerer, or a bokor. It's not so much that they are living, it's just that they are not yet dead. They are the undead and they feed on the flesh of the living.

Have you ever looked into someone's eyes and seen the absence of spirit. Our society is full of abused children with no light in their eyes. Have you ever seen a woman who was repeatedly abused and her eyes are vacant? How about the drug addict, the alcoholic or the man who has competed but lost in his attempt to support his family? He has been beaten over and over again until he is broken and the light leaves his eyes. It's haunting to see.

Why are there so many people going off the deep end? Mothers kill their children. Men going postal in their places of work, guns blazing and all the while their eyes are empty and they show no emotion. I'll bet you have a neighbor who is so numbed by the difficulty of his life that you've never seen him smile. You probably work with someone who is robotic, no energy, no life, just going through the motions, zombie-like.

I've read of the powers of certain cult leaders: Jim Jones convinced his followers to drink the cool-aid. Were they hypnotized by his charisma. Charles Manson rots in a prison cell for murders he never committed. He brainwashed his followers to commit the horrendous murders. Sometimes these cult-like features can be observed in political leaders. Mussolini, il duce, was such a dynamic and charismatic orator, he was able to manipulate the masses. Adoph Hitler influenced men to build gas chambers and kill millions. Hypnotic and cultish, their zombie-like disciples seem willing to sacrifice their souls to their leader.

My student's zombie description caused me to make some political parallels. The cultish, violent behavior of the far-left liberal segment in our society is troubling. Many of our country's leaders are former members of cults like The Black Panthers, The Weathermen, Black Muslims and the Symbioniese Liberation Army. Their anti-American ideas were demonstrated decades ago through much violence and blood-letting. Now in power they have adopted different methods to spread the same ideology.

Is Barack Obama cult-like in his influence over a country filled with far-left political zombies? He is very eloquent in his speech. He is very charismatic. He is very subtle in sending signals. He refuses to salute the American flag. What message is he relaying? He elevates a conflict between a white cop and a black professor into a national discussion on racism. Is he sending a message? He sends a bust of Winston Churchill back to Britain. His family dresses in black and red, colors that represent communism and black nationalism, during his inauguration ceremony. Is he sending a message? He failed to send a limo to pick up Prime Minster Netanyahu of Israel. Is he sending a message?

It was so eerie to see Obama break the news about the shootings at Fort Hood. It's so confusing and confounding to see his expressionless eyes and the emptiness in his soul.

He caused a thrill to run up the leg of Chris Matthews. Journalists write articles fawning over the crease in his pants! Have you ever had someone say something to you and you knew they didn't mean it? Empty words. Fake emotion or no emotion at all. Television talking heads drone on and on about the messianic traits of Barack Obama but their words drop like hollow pellets from flat lips and their eyes have no spark, they seem spiritless and zombie-like. The robotic delivery of Keith Olbermann comes to mind.

There is something about our president that is pathetic and saddening. I don't hate him. I pity him. I pray often for him. He seems to be a man without a country. A man whose mission is undefined. A cowardly man who pawns the most important decisions off onto his subordinates or he just delays decisions indefinitely. How can he send more troops to Afghanistan without sending the wrong message to the people who matter most to him?

He seems like an empty soul. His followers are so hypnotized or so radically committed to the far-left dogmas that they've lost their ability to feel or even to think rationally. They are like famished spirits whose appetites are insatiable. In Tibet they call them "tormented beings who are starving to death from their inner nothingness."

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

What's Wrong With This Picture?

Is he sending a message as a world citizen that he has no loyalty to any one country thus qualifying himself for one-world leadership? Has his education at Harvard and his education under the teachings of Jeremiah Wright created in him such a hatred for his own country that he can't bring himself to honor her? Is he a closet Muslim who can't possibly honor America and send a message to his Muslim brothers worldwide that he is loyal to Mohammed and Islam? Is it a subtle message to socialist and muslim infiltrators within his own country that he supports them and their mission against America? Or is this just another breach in protocol, he just doesn't have a clue what he's suppose to do here and his handlers failed to tell him it would be a good idea on memorial day to display a little patriotism for your country????

Monday, November 16, 2009

What Happens When The Others Realize What Their Koran Is Teaching?

We Will Not Forget!!

I'm listening very carefully for someone in the Obama administration to use the dreaded 'T' word. That word seems to be going the way of the "N" word. If you use it, you are a narrow minded bigot, a true hater of all things Muslim and there is no place for you in this world.

Janet Napolitano, Obama's secretary of Homeland Security, carefully avoided the "T" word while doing an interview for the German news service, Spiegal. When asks questions about how the president planned to protect Americans from terrorists she referred to the dastardly deed done by such a perpetrator of evil as "man-made disaster". If this wasn't so tragic and dangerous it would be laughable.

The Apologist in Chief has chosen a course that will not offend anyone with designs to terrorize for fear of agitating them to conduct even more terrorism. This cowardly, politically correct approach to an enemy who seems to possess a stronger will to die than we have to live is an invitation to become even more aggressive in their attempts to annihilate us.

I don't know about anyone else reading this blog but I don't feel as safe as I did two years ago. Our enemies no longer tremble in fear before the greatest, strongest nation on earth. They have been emboldened by a man who refuses to call them by the name they deserve, by a president so unsure of himself that he's taken three months to answer the request of his generals for additional troops to Afghanistan. Don't think our enemies can't smell our fear. I've read reports that the morale of our men in Afghanistan is very low, no wonder. I can assure you that Obama's indecisiveness and his 'apology tour' , his kowtowing and low bowing to foreign heads of state has done nothing but improve the morale of our enemies.

Mr. Obama is the first President in American history to express remorse and allude to a belief that Nagasaki and Hiroshima were acts of evil on the part of the United States. In so doing he tramples on the graves of our WWII vets who sacrificed themselves for our liberty and freedom. Any decent human being would grieve over civilian casualties during a war. Name a war that was ever conducted where civilians did not die. But to assert that the U.S. is somehow evil while other nations get a pass on this issue is absurd and may indicate the lack of love this president has for his country and his heritage.

Obama's administration has floundered about to find any excuse for Mr. Hasan's actions at Fort Hood. True to their strategy, the "T" word has not been used nor will it ever be used. I am very sure, if our enemy wipes New York City off the map it won't be ascribed to ….."T"

I don't think most Americans are buying the idea that Hasan was just having a bad day. They don't think his actions were a result of a romantic breakup or a psychological breakdown. The average American still knows "T" when they see it. Most Americans believe Hasan was finally overcome by a conviction that he could not continue to claim to be a loyal Muslim without obeying direct commands that he often pondered in the Koran, (sura 2:19). We do not question why he killed 14 people at Fort Hood? We know why he did that! We question what the Obama administration, enslaved to political correctness, will do when the rest of the 1.3 billion Muslims in the world arrive at the same conclusion as Hasan!!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Obama's Improper Etiquette

Notice in the picture that follows that the Chinese Hu Jintao bows ever so slightly to Emperor Akihito  of Japan.  Akhito returns an ever so slight bow.

Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) shakes hands with Japanese Emperor Akihito.  No visible bow here.

President Obama is breaks a standard rule in Japanese etiquette, never shake hands while conducting a bow.  The emperor is either very embarrassed or very amused.

And then there was the deep bow along with the bent knee to the Saudi monarch.  Obama is not very well coached...its embarrassing.

Geert Wilder - The Threat of Islam to American Freedom

Friday, November 13, 2009

Let's Weigh the Evidence

Lets weigh the evidence....Share

Was Hasan, the murderer of 12 adults and one unborn child at Fort Hood a terrorist?

1. The majority of people I know seem to think so

2. His name is NIdal Malik Hasan, would it be panning out any differently if his name was Jake Smith?

3. Multiple witnesses declare he shouted "Allahu akbar" (Allah is greatest) before he began shooting

4. Hasan refused to fight fellow Muslims

5. He refused to call the war a war on terror, he referred to it as a war on Islam

6. He told some of his co-workers that Muslims had a right to rise up and attack Americans

7. His online posts compared a Muslim suicide bomber with an American soldier throwing himself on a grenade to save his fellow soldiers.

8. The government refuses to even acknowlege the possibility that he was affiliated with terrorists

9. Within 24 hours the FBI was declaring no evidence to connect him with terrorism (What?!?)

10. The press fell right into line as expected (yellowbellied, hoodwinked, useful fools)

Did Hasan, the murderer of 12 adults and on unborn child at Fort Hood acting independently?

1. His cousin declared he hated guns, he dreaded going to the shooting range, he wasn't very good at it.

2. Relatives said he was a victim of religious harassment

3. Relatives said he was a victim of ethical harassment

4. The Washington Post declared his problem was lonliness.

5. A neighbor said " he was mistreated, he didn't have nobody, he was all alone."

6. Obama quickly warned against "jumping to conclusions."

7. All government sources and news agencies announced nearly simultaneously that the incident was not terror related.

8. CNN's reporter Carol Costello warned against a backlash against Muslim American soldiers:

a. Twin Towers 9/11 -- no backlash

b. Beltway Snipers - no backlash

c. July 4, 2002, Hesham Hadayet shot two people to death in the L.A. Airport - no backlash

d. October 1999, Egypt Air flight 990 crashed into the Atlantic killing 217 people. Investigation showed that the Egyptian co-pilot, Gameel El-Batouty, cut power to the engines and intentionly brought the plane down while repeating the phrase "Tawkalt", (I rely on Allah) - no backlash.

9. Time magazine reported he was suffering from "posttraumatic stress disorder"? What? Doesn't that come after the stress of combat, not before? (author is feeling exasperation here)


What hope do we have if we are afraid to identify and place blame on the true enemy of America? You can call it radical Islam if you want but the verses they use to build justification for their murderous attacks are found in the same Koran carried under the arm of every Muslim. No matter how you look at it: political correctness, weak leadership, fear of Islam or just plain insanity...we are in a heap lot of trouble.

" Slay them wherever ye find them and drive them out of the places whence they drove you out, for persecution is worse than slaughter." - Sura 2:191

" Make war on them until idolatry is no more and Allah's religion reigns supreme" - Sura 8:39

"When the sacred months are over, slay the idolaters wherever you find them. Arrest them, besiege them, and lie in ambush everywhere for them." - 9:5

"Unbelievers are enemies of Allah and they will roast in hell." - 41:14

"..... martyrs.... Enter heaven" - Surah 3:140-43

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Socialism Embedded

There is just something about this picture.....

The Obamas attended a very solemn ceremony honoring our veterans.  Is there anything in this picture that stands out to you or may seem a bit inappropriate?

Obama: Who is he and what's his problem?

Obama: Who is he and what's his problem?

By Kevin Probst

Why has he turned his back on our European allies? Why has he thrown so many people under the bus, including his own mother? Why has he snubbed our two greatest allies: Britain and Israel? Why has he embraced despots like Chavez and Castro? Why does former Russian President Mikhail Gorbachev admire him? Gorbachev declares that Obama should "implement perestroika in the context of American society". He obviously interprets "change" as becoming more like Russian society!!

I've read with hesitance all the declarations that Obama is a narcissist. But there is something extremely troubling, not just because of his radical policies, but because of who he actually is. He seems so utterly detached. He is almost robotic in his responses. We saw great emotion and even some tears in the eyes of George Bush when America was attacked by the terrorists. We saw nothing of the kind in Obama when our troops were attacked at Fort Hood. He pandered for three long minutes and even participated in an awkward shout out before finally addressing the attack. Then, in a monotone, emotionless voice he announced what happened as if it was some mundane, ordinary event. What is wrong with him?

Why has he struggled for months over the question of increasing troops to Afghanistan? Does he detest the military? Or is he just clueless as to what the mission is? I know I'll never know the answer to this question but let me pose it anyway: When Obama heard about the tragedy at Fort Hood was his sympathies with those who died in the attack and their suffering families or was his sympathy with Major Hasan? If he felt any emotion at all was it a connection with the ideology of a devout Muslim intent on ridding the world or a few trashy, ignorant infidel enemies of Islam?

Obama is probably the most over prepped and tele-prompted leader in the history of mankind. Is it because he can't be trusted to veil his real beliefs if he were to go impromptu?

Why is Obama so uncomfortable around people? He admitted as much in his autobiography, Dreams From My Father. Is there something in his background that makes it difficult for him to relate to people? Is he socially challenged, maybe as a result of a loveless childhood? He was deserted by an abusively alcoholic father. He was dragged about by a seemingly uncaring, communist leaning mother until he finally ended up being reared by grandparents who had some significant problems of their own.

Have you ever traipsed through the snow and looked at the tracks you had left behind. Obama is like a man who can walk through snow without a trace. Did he not write any papers at Harvard? Where are they? Where are all the former neig hbors and classmates eager for their fifteen minutes of fame? Is there no one who would come forth and tell us something they knew about Obama? He was a professor of constitutional law…where are all his former students? I would certainly be talking about my former teacher if his name were Barack Obama! Where are all the old girlfriends? Where are all his former basketball teammates?

Robin of Berkeley makes a very succinct comparison in her blog:

"Little Bill Clinton: People pleaser, Mama's boy, a show off.

Young Hillary: Brainiac, smartest girl in the school, bossy.

W: Wisecracker, Class Clown, Smart aleck.

McCain: Impetuous, volatile, ornery

Sarah: Sweet, popular, every teacher's favorite, Miss Congeniality.

Young Barry: ________________________ Blank."

I think we have a right to questions Obama's capabilities as long as we are left in the dark as to who he really is.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Do You Know Him as Holy?

Do You Know Him as Holy??

Moses approached the burning bush. He was instructed to remove his sandals. We can’t approach a holy God until we rid ourselves of all filthiness. The angel spoke to Moses from the bush. When Moses saw the holiness of God he “hid his face, because he was afraid to look at God.”

God asked Moses to deliver his people from Egypt. Moses protested by asking, “What will I tell the people to convince them that I am chosen? Who will I tell them sent me?” God answered, “Tell them I AM THAT I AM….say to them, I AM sent you.”

It may seem strange that God answered Moses in that way. Try to imagine a flying saucer landing in your front yard. An alien climbs down out of the saucer and meets you at your front door. He is curious about you so he asks what you are? You reply, “I’m human.” He doesn’t have any concept of what a human is. So you point to your spouse or your friends and say, “I am like him.” Or you point to another and say “I’m like him.”

God answered Moses by saying I AM THAT I AM because he has no one to compare himself to. The question is presented in Exodus 15:11 “Who is like unto thee, O LORD, among the gods?” And that question is answered in II Samuel 2:2 “There is no one holy like the LORD…”

About 1300 years later all that changed. There came a babe born in a manger in Bethlehem. He grew and lived a sinless life. God could finally point his finger to him and say, “I am like him.” John 8:20 “"If you knew me, you would know my Father also."

The Hebrew word for ‘holy’ means to cut. It’s like putting a carrot on a cutting board and cutting its stem off. It means to cut away, to be separate, to be unique. God is holy.

I’ve often climbed behind the wheel of my wife’s Honda CRV and smelled her perfume. I know she’s been there. I identify that fragrance with her. I love to smell it because it reminds me of someone I love very deeply.

There is a fragrance to God’s holiness. He is holy. Everything he touches, everywhere he goes, it’s all permeated with his holiness. His dwelling place is holy, His name is holy, the angels are holy, His son is holy, His Spirit is holy and he wants us to be holy.

His holiness is not meant to make us feel comfortable. God said in Exodus 33, “you cannot see my face, for no one may see me and live.” He is not our pal. He is not our buddy. He is a God so holy that were we to see him in all of his holiness his glory would strike us dead. When his holiness came near to Isaiah he fell to his knees and said, (6:5) “Woe to me! I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips…” The sinfulness of man is crushed by the holiness of God.

His holiness should strike a healthy fear in us. “Isaiah 8:13 “The LORD Almighty is the one you are to regard as holy, he is the one you are to fear, he is the one you are to dread.”

When I was a boy we had a healthy fear of my father. We didn’t fear him because we hated him. We feared him because we respected him. We were in awe of his authority and his power.

We fear God because he is holy, because we have no idea what we are dealing with. We revere him because he is way beyond our understanding. Isaiah 55:8 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord.”

It is his holiness that demands holiness of us. 1 Peter 1:16 “Be holy, because I am holy.” We desire holiness, not because of what he can do for us, but because of who he is. He is holy.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Terror at Fort Hood

Terror at Fort Hood

Who can know at this point whether Maj. Malik Nadal Hasan acted in a state of temporary insanity or was he a part of a larger conspiracy. It is wise not to jump to conclusions before all the facts are in but soldiers at Fort Hood are reporting that Hasan shouted "Allahu Akbar!" (Allah is great) before opening fire on troops who were about to be deployed to fight terrorists in Afghanistan. Was he a terrorist? Not enough evidence has been collected yet to draw any conclusions but he certainly committed an act of terrorism, that much cannot be denied.

We have done well to take the fight away from the America public and al Qaida has not been able to pull off a major attack on American soil for the last eight years. But as this war evolves the techniques and strategies must adapt to the adjustments of the enemy. So, the call of al Qaida is to "think globally and act locally." They are calling on grass roots supporters to carry out the mission. Was Hasan responding to that call?

How difficult will it be to prevent terrorist attacks if they are not sponsored by a centralized authority? Who can question the fact that there has been a certain level of successful infiltration in our military and political institutions?

Because it is one if not the primary responsibility for our government to protect us from these kind of attacks, I'm fairly certain they will let this pass as a man who simply went 'postal'.

How ironic that a follower of a belief that shows little or no respect to women was taken out by a female police officer. She is credited with putting an end to the crisis.

This man was able to get off 42 shots if he never missed. How many times did he reload? How can this happen on a military base where there are so many guns?

The real question I'm struggling with is why was this man who had some obvious anti-American sentiments so easily able to put himself in a position to cause so much death and bloodshed. Does it have anything to do with the politically correct philosophy that has permeated our society? Why do they pull 90 year old, sweet little old ladies at airports and frisk them for weapons and they allow the man who looks muslim, dresses like a muslim and carries a Koran under his arm go by without incident? It's because they fear being accused of racial profiling. Wouldn't it be better to make some assumptions on the side of caution rather than expose innocent life to the likes of someone like Hasan?

Initially, they reported he had been killed but later it was learned that he survived. Now we must all suffer the torture of watching our judicial system apply their political correct beliefs as they try Hasan for his crimes. Will it take years? Perhaps decades? Will he pass his time away in a carpeted cell with a big screen T.V.? Will he be sentenced to death or will he be awarded a far less fate than he administered to his victims?

Its so surreal. Its so insane!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

The Reason of Separation

The Reason for Separation

When you think of God what do you think of? If someone were to ask you, ‘What is God like?’ how would you answer? Metaphors abound to try to describe God. He is a Mighty Fortress. He is living water. He is bread for the hungry. He is a light shining in darkness. He is a Father to us. All of these attempts to describe God fall short of his true glory. For instance, describing him as a father would not have the desired affect upon someone who had a horrendous, neglectful earthly father. Isa. 40:25 ““To whom then will ye liken me, or shall I be equal? saith the Holy One.” We must be careful when we make comparisons to God Almighty. There is no one like him. There is nothing like him.

If an alien from a far off galactic civilization were to approach you in your back yard one day and ask you what you are like you might say, “Well, I’m like my neighbor, or a family member. I’m like him or I’m like her.” I stood with my two grown sons last evening (Oct. 31, 2009) while others in the room tried to find traits in each of them that were similar to traits in their father. They are both, in some way, like me.

Moses was feeling insecure when God presented a great task of leading his people. So, Moses asked God, “When they ask me by what authority I do these things, when they ask me who you are, what do I say?” Was he not asking, “Who do I say you really are? How do I describe you to them?” God answered Moses by saying, “I AM THAT I AM” God has no one to compare himself to. He is simply who he is.

Thousands of years later God could point his finger to one walking the earth and say, “I am like him.” Finally, when Jesus appeared in Bethlehem, when he worked his father’s carpenter shop, when he cleared the temple and washed the feet of his disciples…God said, “I am like him!”

As I get older and mature as a Christian I realize more and more what it’s all about. It’s NOT about keeping all the rules. It’s NOT about increasing the number of people in the church or running a successful fund raiser. It’s NOT about being loyal to an institution. It’s NOT about befriending the pastor or some other man of God. It’s about knowing who God is. It’s about understanding his nature and learning to love him for who he is.

We are so careless to allow idols to rise up in our lives. In my younger years God revealed to me so clearly that my participation in athletic events, particularly basketball, had become an idol in my life. I neglected family, I neglected my studies, I neglected my spiritual life because I was so committed to the game. I loved it more than I should have. I could hear God saying to me, “Kevin, behold your god!” An idol is anything that competes with God for our attention and devotion.

He wants nothing more than to be our God. He is hurt deeply when we substitute the things and people of this world for a genuine relationship with him. God wants so much to remove the detestable things in our lives that separate us from him. 2Co 6:17 - “Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you”

I sometimes lift my four year old up onto the countertop in our kitchen and ask him to jump into my arms. After some initial hesitation he separates himself from the countertop and leaps into the air and into my arms. My open arms represent strength and trust. He doesn’t separate himself from the countertop just for separation’s sake, he separates himself because he wants his father. He wants me and I want him. When I see his act of faith I am sure to wrap my arms around him and provide him protection, security and love.

The holy life is a life of separation unto God. That separation is too often a separation of fear; fear of hell, fear of consequences, fear of missing out on something. He wants that separation to be a choice for Him. Choosing Him because he is holy. Choosing Him because he loved us so much he gave his son. Choosing Him because we love Him and this pleases Him. The primary purpose of separation is not to make us holy, or pure or spiritually powerful, the primary purpose is to glorify a God we cannot comprehend.