Wednesday, April 05, 2006

ROAD TRIP..............

I will be up in Washington for the next three weeks helping my good Friends Don & Vi remodel one of their many homes.

Blogging will be EXTREAMLY light.

God Bless All...........


Tuesday, April 04, 2006

No "DeLay" Here

One day after announcing his departure from the front lines of the Republican party, Tom DeLay took his first (of most likely many) shot at his adversaries and the Democratic Party.

"My liberal Democratic opponent has been raising money all over the nation," with help from liberal Democrats such as Barbra Streisand, George Soros, and Nancy Pelosi, DeLay said.
"His (Lampson's) money will dry up. This is probably the worst day of his campaign because he knows that any Republican that replaces me on the ballot will win this seat."

It will be fun to see how the Dems scramble to spin this one. And I'm going to enjoy the thought of hearing DeLay working for the party from the outside with the "baggage" discarded. DeLays comment on the state of the Democratic Party sums up much of the sentiment of the Republicans and many independents and moderates.

DeLay said the Democrat Party has no agenda, no solutions -- "all they've got is the strategy of personal destruction and character assassination; and it hasn't worked in the past, it's not going to work in the future. They are a permanent minority party."

As a fitting parting shot in the interview with Fox News, DeLay took the opportunity to "take a wack" at Ronnie Earl with the gloves off:

DeLay again accused Travis County District Attorney Ronnie Earle of abusing the Texas judicial system by bringing "frivolous" charges against him. DeLay admitted that Earle may have "won the battle" now that DeLay has decided to resign from Congress. "But in the end, we will beat him -- he will once embarrassed and he will embarrass Travis County and he will embarrass the Texas Democrat Party.

(via CNS News)

Dafydd at Big Ligards has more on DeLay

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Unexpected Prayer

Thought you might enjoy this interesting prayer given in Kansas at the opening session of their Senate. It seems prayer still upsets some people. When Minister Joe Wright was asked to open the new session of the Kansas Senate, everyone was expecting the usual generalities, but this is what they heard:

"Heavenly Father, we come before you today to ask your forgiveness and to seek your direction and guidance. We know Your Word says, 'Woe to those who call evil good,' but that is exactly what we have done. We have lost our spiritual equilibrium and reversed our values.

We have exploited the poor and called it the lottery.
We have rewarded laziness and called it welfare.
We have killed our unborn and called it choice.
We have shot abortionists and called it justifiable.
We have neglected to discipline our children and called it building self-esteem.
We have abused power and called it politics.
We have coveted our neighbor's possessions and called it ambition.
We have polluted the air with profanity and pornography and called it freedom of __expression. We have ridiculed the time-honored values of our forefathers and called it enlightenment. Search us, Oh, God, and know our hearts today; cleanse us from every sin and set us free. Amen!"

The response was immediate. A number of legislators walked out during the prayer in protest. In 6 short weeks, Central Christian Church, where Rev.Wright is pastor, logged more than 5,000 phone calls with only 47 of those calls responding negatively. The church is now receiving international requests for copies of this prayer from India, Africa and Korea. Commentator Paul Harvey aired this prayer on his radio program, "The Rest of the Story," and received a larger response to this program than any other he has ever aired.
With the Lord's help, may this prayer sweep over our nation and wholeheartedly become our desire so that we again can be called "one nation under God."

"If you don't stand for something, you will fall for everything."