I want to share with you an awesome experience I had in the Colorado House of Representatives on May 8. It is a humbling experience to look back and realize that God used me to play a role in His divine orchestration.Read the whole article.
I was leaving the House chambers for the weekend when our Democrat speaker of the House announced that the coming Monday would be the final day of this year's General Assembly. He went on to state that there were still numerous resolutions on the calendar which we would need to be addressed prior to the summer adjournment. Interestingly, he specifically mentioned that one of the resolutions we would be hearing was being carried by the House Majority Leader Alice Madden, honoring the 90th anniversary of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains.
As a strong pro-life legislator I was disgusted by the idea that we would pass a resolution honoring this 90-year legacy of genocide. I drove home that night wondering what I could say that might pierce the darkness during the debate on this heinous resolution.
Wednesday, June 21, 2006
Tuesday, June 20, 2006
BAGHDAD, Iraq — The bodies of two U.S. soldiers who were reported missing have been recovered, and an Iraqi official said Tuesday the men were "killed in a barbaric way."Some would be willing to blame the tortured deaths of our servicemen on America"losing the moral highground."
At a press conference in Baghdad, U.S. military spokesman Maj. Gen. William Caldwell confirmed that the remains, found late Monday by U.S. troops, were believed to be those of Pfc. Kristian Menchaca, 23, of Houston, and Pfc. Thomas L. Tucker, 25, of Madras, Ore.
Caldwell said the cause of death was "undeterminable" and that DNA tests would be conducted to verify the identities.
Losing the moral high ground has consequences. And I fear it will be these two young men who will pay a heavy price for decisions made far above them.Jeff Goldstein sees it differently.
Posted By Roug at 2:16 PM
Monday, June 19, 2006
At least we have a liberal here that isn't afraid to admit what she truly wants.
Some liberals want the US to suffer a humiliating military defeat in Iraq as punishment for our imperialism. This woman is simply saying what many of the others will not admit.
Quite refreshing, actually.
Picture from LGF.
Posted By Roug at 4:19 PM
It is understood that questioning someone's patriotism can raise the ire of one so accused.
But, Natalie Maines is not afraid to challenge anyone's love of country. Her own, in particular.
"The entire country may disagree with me, but I don't understand the necessity for patriotism," Maines resumes, through gritted teeth. "Why do you have to be a patriot? About what? This land is our land? Why? You can like where you live and like your life, but as for loving the whole country… I don't see why people care about patriotism."Had Maines been born in Russia she would today be just another dirty blonde common laborer. In America, however, Maines has been able to ride her marginal voice to levels of superstardom and great wealth.
IT'S ALL ABOUT THE MUSIC!
A message that would carry a lot more weight if it were spoken over cold rice and beans rather than asparagus tempura with tuna sashimi.
Via Right Wing News.
Posted By Roug at 9:46 AM
Thursday, June 15, 2006
Wednesday, June 14, 2006
In the country of peace that is Indonesia, the spiritual leader Abu Bakar Ba'asyir, who gave his peaceful blessing on the Bali bombings that killed over 200 innocent people, was released after 26 months in prison.
Meanwhile, three evil Christian women are serving three year sentences for their roles in running a Sunday school which was attended by young Muslim children (after parental concent.)
Sure, killing a couple hundred is one thing, but teaching love and kindness to kids is unforgivable!
Picture via The Religion of Peace. Assists to Christian News and CNN.
Posted By Roug at 4:14 PM
Monday, June 12, 2006
It appears as if the former Presidential candidate is having difficulty securing prime billboard space.
The wonderfully colorful picture is from Zombietime via LGF.
Oh, before you visit the site, be aware that all nude photos at the World Naked Bike Ride aren't nearly as attractive as this one.
Posted By Roug at 7:18 PM
My problems have been three-fold.
First are the flu-like symptoms I've been suffering through. Headache. Fatigue. Chills. Difficulty Sleeping.
Second is my home computer that is suffering from a hard drive formatting problem. I'm lucky to be able to type for more than a few minutes at a time before the beast locks up and ultimately pukes. Hello Linux!
The third major problem is inconsistent service from Blogger. I've lost a number of posts over the past week. I hate to complain too much over a FREE service, so I am without complaint looking for alternatives.
Do any of you bloggers have suggestions as to software options?
Posted By Roug at 6:31 PM
Wednesday, June 07, 2006
In an article that might prove a shock to both Canadian law enforcement officials and Canada's press, Robert Spencer believes he has discovered the elusive "common denominator" of the 17 terror suspects arrested last week in and around Toronto.
They might be Muslim.
The irony was delicious. The lead paragraph of the Toronto Star story on this week’s terror arrests in Canada was: “In investigators’ offices, an intricate graph plotting the links between the 17 men and teens charged with being members of a homegrown terrorist cell covers at least one wall. And still, says a source, it is difficult to find a common denominator.” But illustrating the story was a photo of two women in full Islamic dress, their faces entirely covered except for a slit for their eyes. Difficult to find a common denominator? The investigators could have found it in the photo accompanying the story about them in the Toronto Star: all the arrested men were Muslims, and as more came out about their plans it was clear that they had been planning jihad attacks. All of which sheds light on why suspects demanded to be given copies of the Koran immediately upon their arrest.For anyone that likes the work of Robert Spencer, please visit Mr. Spencer's websites at Jihad Watch and Dhimmi Watch.
But the mainstream media can find no "common denominator."
Posted By Roug at 9:10 AM
Tuesday, June 06, 2006
The city of Toronto was the scene of the arrests of several terrorists plotting to attack a number of targets in the Toronto area.
The names of the adults arrested are Fahim Ahmad, Zakaria Amara, Asad Ansari, Shareef Abdelhaleen, Qayyum Abdul Jamal, Mohammed Dirie, Yasim Abdi Mohamed, Jahmaal James, Amin Mohamed Durrani, Steven Vikash Chand alias Abdul Shakur, Ahmad Mustafa Ghany and Saad Khalid.
Yet, it would seem, some people are having a hard time figuring out just what these people might have in common that could have influenced them toward the pursuit of terror. From the Toronto Star:
In investigators' offices, an intricate graph plotting the links between the 17 men and teens charged with being members of a homegrown terrorist cell covers at least one wall. And still, says a source, it is difficult to find a common denominator.Thanks to Little Green Footballs and Michelle Malkin.
Posted By Roug at 10:49 AM
Friday, June 02, 2006
Muslims need to develop a sense of humor before more riots break out.
Oops, too late.
The trouble began after an actor spoofed Sheik Hassan Nasrallah, wearing the Hezbollah leader's trademark black turban and sporting a similar beard and spectacles on a TV show on Lebanese Broadcasting Corp, a privately-owned channel.A little maturity might not hurt either.
(h/t Right Nation.)
Posted By Roug at 3:31 PM
Thursday, June 01, 2006
Prominently displayed on the website of Iraq Body Count are the words:
This, of course, is spread beneath the picture of an evil aircraft carpet bombing the innocents in true warmongering fashion.
Civilians reported killed by military intervention in Iraq
Any person completely unaware of the agenda of Iraq Body Count might get pretty angry at those evil, blood thirsty Americans. And that is precisely what is desired.
The current estimate of deaths in Iraq is listed as between 42,434 and 38,059--the large red numbers located beneath the sinister bombs. By looking at the front page of the website, it is impossible to believe that this huge number of innocent deaths could be caused by anything other than coalition forces.
However, you have to go beyond the front page of IBC to read the entire methodology behind the gathering of information. If you do dare to travel beyond those huge, red numbers you will see that the deaths of foreign terrorists in Iraq are counted as civilians and are added to the tally of the deaths blamed on the US invasion.
Seriously. If al-Qaeda leader Zarqawi is accidentally killed in Iraq while he is blowing up a busload of civilians, his death will be blamed on the evil, carpet bombing Americans, as will the deaths of the bus-riding victims. In fact, the innocent civilians that Zarqawi and his cohorts have intentionally murdered are a vast majority of the deaths on Iraq Body Count, all of which are shamelessly blamed on the evil coalition.
Iraq Body Count includes in its tallies the brave Iraqi soldiers that are standing up to the terrorists and fighting along side our American soldiers. So, an Iraqi soldier killed by terrorists in the line of duty during a joint operation with American soldiers is treated as if the American soldiers had gunned him down in cold blood.
In fact, according to their own website, IBC
also includes excess civilian deaths caused by criminal action resulting from the breakdown in law and order which followed the coalition invasion.You read that correctly. If a criminal robs a bank and is killed in the effort, Iraq Body Count can, under the terms of its own rules, blame the death on the US invasion of Iraq. We should be comforted by the fact that supposedly three IBC staffers make the determination as to what is an excessive criminal action--how that is possible in a country that contains hundreds of mass graves filled with over 300,000 bodies is tough to guess.
Not to be deprived of an opportunity to add a huge number of deaths, when an estimated 1,000 pilgrims were killed in Hajj during a stampede last August, the tragedy was blamed on the evil Americans and their invasion of Iraq.
The Religion of Peace has done an excellent job parsing the death tables that are promoted on IBC. Please read their article if you are at all interested in the truth about who has been killed, and who did the killing.
Posted By Roug at 11:12 PM
The gentle and peace seeking Muslim terrorists of the world had another good month in producing murder and mayhem worldwide. According to The Religion of Peace website, Islamic terrorists contributed to mankind with 207 bloody attacks.
A total of 1,143 were murdered with another 1,512 injured. Attacks occurred in India, Afghanistan, Algeria, Russia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Kenya, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Palestinian Authority, Philippines, Somalia, Sudan, Thailand and Turkey.
Victims of the attacks included bakery workers, aid providers, a Mayor, journalists, Hindus, Shiites, Christians, Jews, Sunnis, little girls, little boys, and those unlucky enough to be in the market at the wrong time.
Can Allah be pleased with this?
Posted By Roug at 12:10 PM
Two journalists in Jordan have become the first persons officially punished for their role in the reprinting of the now famous Mohammed cartoons. The cartoons, originally published in a Dutch newspaper and then republished in many other countries and on-line, were met with many protests throughout the Muslim world. Some of the protests turned violent.
From Reporters Without Borders.
Reporters Without Borders protested today against two-month jail sentences imposed yesterday by a Jordanian court on two journalists, Jihad Momani and Hisham Al-Khalidi, for reprinting cartoons of the prophet Mohammed that appeared in a Danish paper last year and expressed concern about journalists being harshly punished for doing so.Fear of the violent mob led to these charges and the sentence. One can only wonder whether the mob will allow this to suffice.
“This is the first time journalists have been given prison sentences for reproducing the cartoons,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said. “The sentences are totally out of proportion. We hope they will be reduced on appeal. We urge other Muslim countries where journalists are being prosecuted for this not to follow Jordan’s example. Journalists must not be punished for their editorial decisions. The two journalists in this case were simply doing their job by choosing to reproduce the cartoons, like dozens of other media outlets around the world.”
Thanks to Right Nation.
Posted By Roug at 9:05 AM