Friday, March 06, 2015

Big Bertha: "Torn Apart to be Repaired"

The Seattle Times reported yesterday that "Bertha, the world's largest tunnel-boring machine, is in position to be torn apart so it can be repaired."

The Times says, "The broken machine reached a stopping point inside the rescue pit late Tuesday, clearing the way for workers to start the disassembly process."

As I read this article, I could not miss the metaphor.

Bertha is our government.

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Immigration, Birth Tourism and "Maternity Hotels"

Have you heard about the new concept of "birth tourism" and "maternity hotels?"

Most Americans believe we have an immigration problem. And it's out of control.

The progressive left, religious and secular, essentially want open borders. Our president leads that effort.

Conservatives advocate for orderly immigration that assimilates, rather than overwhelms the culture. That's a concept that has served America well.

After all, we are a nation of immigrants.

The abuse of America's goodness has been taken to a new low.

For a moment---just a moment, forget our southern border and the millions who are illegally crossing it with the blessing of the progressive left. And our president.

Think China.

It was revealed this week that Chinese "entrepreneurs" are running a birth tourism business, including "maternity hotels," travel and high end shopping trips in Southern California for Chinese women who want "made-in-America babies."

NBC says it's a pretty big operation.

I'm sure you are aware that the House caved to the Obama administration regarding the budget bill. 
The vote 257-167 (9 no vote) was disappointing for conservatives. 75 Republicans voted with the Democrats, including Washington's Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Dave Reichert and Oregon's Greg Walden. Washington's Dan Newhouse and Jamie Herrera Beutler stood with conservatives and voted against the bill.

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

PM Netanyahu: "Be Strong--Don't Be Afraid"

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke to a joint session of the US Congress, the American people and the world yesterday.

Well, most of the world. President Obama refused to attend or watch the speech. He said he didn't want to influence the upcoming election in Israel, so he wouldn't be there or even watch it on television.

Most of America, and probably the world, knows he is mad because Speaker of the House John Boehner who went around him and invited Netanyahu, because there is growing concern about the "deal" this administration is trying to make with Iran, the world's leading terrorist supporter.

And there is a sense among many that, unlike our own leadership, Netanyahu would tell it like it is. And he did.

If our president, who was cloistered in the White House and refusing to attend, would have even bothered to watch the speech on television, he would have known it was not about an Israeli election, it was about the future of the civilized world. This leader is a neighbor to the epicenter of terrorism, and America's closest ally in the region and the world.

Only the very petty, small minded politician could really believe it was about getting votes in a local election.

Last week Susan Rice, President Obama's National Security Adviser, told the media the speech would be "destructive." President Obama said it would be a "distraction."

It was neither.

It put light on the current situation in the Middle East, elevating the importance of the US making the right decision in dealing with Iran. And revealing that America is about to make a generational mistake--- that we are on the wrong path.

It also revealed the stark contrast between leading and following---clarity and ambiguity. It was a profile of courage and conviction. A contrast of principle rather than politics.

It was a reminder of the difference between maturity and childishness.

It was also a reminder of how desperately America needs leadership.

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

War On Christianity. Who is Leading in Your State?

In 2007, presidential candidate Barack Obama told the American people, "I am absolutely convinced that culture wars are just so 90s. Their days are growing dark."

Half truth.

Over? No.

Dark? Yes.

Following the election in 2008 we have seen an unprecedented expansion of the culture war---a war against our nation's Christian heritage, our Christian values, freedom of religion, specifically Christianity, the Bible, and ultimately a war against Almighty God Himself.

Dark indeed.

A terrific resource has become available this week which enables Christians and conservatives to access an interactive map identifying more than 200 anti-Christian organizations that have set up shop in each state.

Today Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is speaking to Congress on the growing threat of terrorism. In doing so he is speaking to the American people and the world.
In rebellion to his speech, President Obama, Vice President Biden and 42 Democrats have said they will not be attending. 
The Hill is reporting the names of those refusing to attend.

Which states have the most anti-Christian activities?