July 2006


John Hawkins of Right Wing News has some quotes from Nouri Al-Maliki’s Speech In Front Of A Joint Session Of Congress. Excellent stuff! Go check it out.

No wonder the Democrats didn’t want him speaking before Congress. This should be a great boost to showing the rightness of what we’ve been doing in Iraq.

A blow to Wal-Mart means a blow to lower income families. The city of Chicago just passed a “Big Box” ordinance which forces companies such as Wal-Mart to pay a “special” minimum wage. They call this wage a so-called living wage.

What they fail to see is that this does more harm than good to the people that these politicians are supposedly trying to help.

That expansion is a threat to Jewel and Dominick’s, the Chicago area’s two major supermarket chains, where workers are unionized and where prices are generally 15 to 30 percent higher than those at Wal-Mart.

It makes you wonder who’s being looked out for the most. Jewel & Dominick and their overpriced merchandise or the people of Chicago. The Chicago Tribune offers a complete story on the subject (you may need to register to view the story, but it’s free).

In a nutshell, this may make Wal-Mart change their plans of opening in the city and just saturating the suburbs. One idea that they are tossing around is opening Supercenters all around the perimeter of the city limits. This would create a ring of Wal-Marts around the city. Hopefully they will be able to service the inhabitants of Chicago, or at least those that are willing and able to cross city lines.

And for those of you who think that Wal-Mart is eeeeevillll and should be stopped, you may want to check out the following resources.

Wal-Mart is good for the economy.

The Ultimate pro-WalMart Article

Working Families For Wal-Mart

**Update**

John at RWN has a great article on this subject.

A few months ago I was visiting a church in which I had preached. After the services one of the men and I were talking about this, that, and the other thing. Then our children came up in the course of the conversation.

This man also has a handful of small children, so he thought that I would be able to relate to his situation. He asked me if our family has “family devotions” and if so, how? This has been a question of mine for sometime as well. I would speak with parents who have been where I’m at and the advice has been all over the spectrum. Good advice mind you, but ultimately they would all end up leaving me where I started. Then the Bible provided the answer. So, I would like to share with you some of this conversation and what my thoughts on this subject is, based on God’s Word.

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I recently received a questionnaire from a church that was looking for a new Pastor. They have been given my résumé from another source. I took the time to fill out the questionnaire and have yet to hear back from them. After some thought about it, I realized that this would be a good subject for my blog.

Keep in mind that I was asked to answer these questions in a paragraph form. Thus, some of these answers were not expounded upon as they could have been. I might take the time later on to give more insight to these questions on a more individual level, but for now, I will post them here just as I answered them. Also, please be aware that if you intend to look up the scripture references that I gave, you may want to do so with the King James Bible. Whether you believe it or not the “version” you use may change the interpretation of the scriptures. This is one of the reasons I stick with the trusty Old King James, but that is for another topic all together.

If you don’t have a King James, you can link to it here. Bible Gateway

Now on to the questionnaire…

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As I type this (on my PDA, I really need a laptop), I am sitting in a waiting room with my wifeat her doctor. Why do I bring this up? Because we got here at 4:45 pm and her appointment is at 5:20 pm. You may think that this doesn’t mean anything, and normally I would agree with you. However, the fact that it is now 6:00 with no hope in site (as there are still two people ahead of her, not counting the ones that are in the examining rooms), has turned my attention to this injustice.

Why is it that Doctors can schedule 5, 10, or even 20 people for the same time slot? They charge high prices for a 5-10 min. appointment, yet you have to wait 2 hours past your appointment just to be seen.  

Does any one else see a problem with this?

Or how about airlines that sell tickets for their planes, knowing full well that they do not have enough room on that plane to accommodate all the people who purchased those tickets?

But what can you do? I’ll tell you what you can do. NOTHING!!!

But I for one am doing something. I’m complaining. I’m complaining to people that don’t care about my plight and have no way of changing these circumstances. I am expressing myself. I am wasting your time and mine. But hey, I’m board. I’m sitting here with nothing to do and you just happen to be an innocent bystander who are stuck listening (reading) to me rant.

Don’t get mad at me!

No one made you read this!

That was your choice!

Breath…. Breath…. Breath… ok, ok, I’m calm now. Sorry, I didn’t mean to yell at you.

WHAT!!!! Why are they calling her in! We were in here first. Hey, Hey get away from me. Take that white coat somewhere else. Is that a needle? Nooooo! I don’t need to be sedated! Ouch! That hurrrrrtzzzzzzzz.

The following is an e-mail that I received from The American Family Association. I have placed it here in its entirety. 

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Here Are the Facts on the Cross Issue ACLU and activist judge put on ice over Mt. Soledad cross by Supreme Court

Dear George,

In our latest AFA Action Alert, we asked you to take action by encouraging the U.S. Senate to pass legislation protecting the crosses in all federal cemeteries and use Article Three, Section Two to remove jurisdiction from federal judges.

There has been some confusion regarding our Action Alert. Many have been led to believe by outdated material and websites that the ACLU’s efforts are nothing more than a rumor or hoax.

I have said, and maintain, that the ACLU is behind the effort to remove this cross.

Late last Friday, according to CBS News, Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy intervened in a 17-year battle over a large cross on city property in San Diego, allowing the 29-foot structure to remain until its supporters complete a legal challenge.

U.S. District Judge Gordon Thompson had ordered the city to remove the structure by Aug. 1 or face a fine of $5,000 a day. Thompson ruled the cross unconstitutional in 1991, but the case has remained in courts and become an issue of public policy.

I urge you to research the facts for yourself. Please take time to view these sources regarding the ACLU and the activist judge who wants the cross removed.

Judge orders San Diego cross removed. Gives city 90 days in case brought by ACLU-backed atheist
http://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=50038

Supreme Court Saves San Diego Cross. Ruling Stays Order That Would Have Forced City To Remove It
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/07/03/national/main1774069.shtml

It is only logical that if the cross is removed from the Mt. Soledad Memorial, then the next move by the ACLU would be to remove crosses from all memorials and cemeteries.

Take Action

If you haven’t already, would you please take time to contact your Senators and ask them to pass legislation protecting the crosses (indeed, all religious symbols) in all federal cemeteries and memorials? If the ACLU wins this battle, you can be sure they will pursue removing crosses from national cemeteries everywhere.Please take action to protect our right to have crosses above the graves of those who have given their lives to protect our religious freedom.
 

Click Here to Email Your Senators Now!

Or, copy and past this link to your browser – http://capwiz.com/afanet/issues/alert/?alertid=8890016&type=ML

If you think our efforts are worthy, would you please support us with a small gift? Thank you for caring enough to get involved.

Sincerely,

Donald E. Wildmon, Founder and Chairman
American Family Association 

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