Month: July 2015
King James Version
Rom 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
Rom 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Rom 12:3 For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.
From Laura Ingraham’s website
July 21, 2015
Poll: Trump surges to big lead in GOP presidential race
Posted by Staff
The Washington Post:
Businessman Donald Trump surged into the lead for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, with almost twice the support of his closest rival, just as he ignited a new controversy after making disparaging remarks about Sen. John McCain’s Vietnam War service, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.
Support for Trump fell sharply on the one night that voters were surveyed following those comments. Telephone interviewing for the poll began Thursday, and most calls were completed before the news about the remarks was widely reported.
Although the sample size for the final day was small, the decline was statistically significant. Still, it is difficult to predict what could happen to Trump’s support in the coming days and weeks as the controversy plays out.
07/21/15 7:21 AM
From Laura Ingraham’s website – July 21, 2015
New Poll: Americans Show Decreasing Support for Gay Marriage
Posted by Staff
It’s been over three weeks since the Supreme Court redefined marriage, nullified multiple portions of the Constitution, and implicitly blessed the budding pagan inquisition against religious liberty. Yet, the GOP-controlled Congress has done absolutely nothing – not even on a committee level – to protect religious liberty and fight back against judicial tyranny.
If the American people actually had a party that cared about the Founding principles, the fact that some states are violating the religious liberty and private property rights of Christian business owners would be enough to inspire immediate action at a federal level. Sadly, no such party exists.
But don’t Republicans at least read the polling data?
07/20/15 10:25 AM
No one can hold a candle to our worship leader’s new hairstyle.
Much as we’d like to.
The youth pastor’s preaching this weekend. In preparation, he’s watching a YouTube video on how to tuck in his shirt.
Mark Prasek ?@DataGenesis 1h1 hour ago
Wanna see more savings at Wal-Mart? Share the Gospel next time you go there
Townhall .com Leah Barkoukis July 19, 2015
Gun control advocates insist that tougher gun laws will reduce murder rates, but according to a new report by the Crime Prevention Research Center, just the opposite has been true under President Obama.
Since President Obama’s election the number of concealed handgun permits has soared, growing from 4.6 million in 2007 to over 12.8 million this year. Among the findings in our report:
— The number of concealed handgun permits is increasing at an ever- increasing rate. Over the past year, 1.7 million additional new permits have been issued – a 15.4% increase in just one single year. This is the largest ever single-year increase in the number of concealed handgun permits. […]
— Between 2007 and 2014, murder rates have fallen from 5.6 to 4.2 (preliminary estimates) per 100,000. This represents a 25% drop in the murder rate at the same time that the percentage of the adult population with permits soared by 156%. Overall violent crime also fell by 25 percent over that period of time.
— States with the largest increase in permits have seen the largest relative drops in murder rates.
“It puts the lie to the myth promulgated by anti-gun individuals that somehow more law-abiding citizens carrying guns will lead to more crime. In fact, quite the opposite is the case,” said Larry Keene, senior vice president and general counsel for the National Shooting Sports Foundation, reports The Washington Times. “More law-abiding citizens own firearms for self-protection, and crime continues to decline.”
Increasingly, too, polling shows support for gun ownership growing and support for gun control falling. The former eclipsed the latter in December of 2014, when for the first time the American public found it more important to protect Second Amendment rights than control gun ownership.
“The public increasingly understands that gun control is a failed social experiment, and it doesn’t work,” Keene said, reports the Times. “All gun control ever does is infringe upon the rights of the law-abiding citizens and does nothing to stop criminals from illegally acquiring firearms, and it doesn’t stop them from misusing them in crime.”
The researchers found that the change in trends with regard to permits and gun sales is directly related to Barack Obama’s presidency. Simply put, the greater the push for gun control in the wake of several mass shootings, the more Americans head to the gun shop.
“Whenever we see calls by politicians to take away the ability to exercise a fundamental civil liberty protected by the Second Amendment, people react,” Keene said, reports the Times.
And interestingly, the research shows that the stereotype of the gun-owning American “being a middle-aged white male from the South” is definitely not true anymore.
Women and minorities are getting more permits than Caucasian males, the research found. In fact, black females made up the fastest growing concealed handgun permit group.
Larry Pratt, executive director of Gun Owners of America, told the Times that the data on black permit holders is good news for conservatives.
“That is probably one of the most encouraging findings in that whole survey,” he said. “That ought to give liberals and anti-Second Amendment folks a lot of reason to cry.”
From Young Conservatives post on Facebook:
Great compilation from Downtrend. I would also add the “pro-choice” liberal who thinks we shouldn’t be able to decide what size Slurpee to drink, light bulb to buy, etc.
1. You think that George W. Bush caused the recent recession
You’ve probably heard the narrative promoted by the wigglejaws on MSNBC: George W. Bush caused that terrible recession that we just experienced!
What, pray tell, did George W. Bush do to cause that recession? His signature economic legislation, including the Bush tax cuts, was passed in 2001. More tax cuts were passed in 2003. How did either of these laws cause a recession which began in 2007?
The fact is this: a bunch of banks made stupid real estate loans. The real estate market crashed, and everything went sour. George W. Bush had nothing to do with it.
2. You get your news from Jon Stewart
Jon Stewart is a funny guy. That’s the problem if you get your news from him. He’s a funny guy. He’s not a news anchor. He pretends to be one, of course, but that’s part of the act.
Maybe you should consider getting your news from a news source instead of a comedian.
3. You watch MSNBC
Maybe we should clarify the point that we just made above. If you give up watching Jon Stewart and switch to MSNBC, you’re basically just watching a 24-hour version of Jon Stewart without the comedy.
Watch a legitimate news source.
4. You’re still concerned about institutional racism
A black man is in the White House and Oprah Winfrey is a billionaire. Really, what are you worried about?
5. You think that raising taxes improves the economy
Some liberals sputter the following nonsense: “Bill Clinton raised taxes back in the 1990′s and look how good the economy was back then!”
It is true that Bill Clinton raised marginal tax rates, he was also a tax cutter. In fact, Bill Clinton cut taxes on the rich by eliminating the Luxury Tax. Bill Clinton cut the capital gains tax. Bill Clinton implemented welfare reform.
There are several reasons that the economy was great back in the 1990′s. Raising taxes wasn’t one of them.
6. You’re surprised that regulations on insurance companies are causing them to raise their premiums
If you’re an out-of-touch liberal, you probably think it’s pretty cool that ObamaCare mandates that insurance companies are required to cover “children” up to 26 years old.
It may surprise you to learn, however, that the additional coverage is actually going to cost insurance companies money. And how will they raise that money? They’ll raise premiums, of course.
Really. You didn’t see this coming?
A liberal has to be out of touch with reality. Their entire worldview is a contradiction. Every now a liberal will grow up and see the world for what it is, on that day you stop calling them a liberal and start calling them a conservative.