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Saturday, October 06, 2012

Ultra-liberal Christian group to oppose anti-jihad ads

Sojourners, an organization described by most conservative theologians and Christian groups as "ultra-liberal," has announced its opposition to a series of ads placed in New York City, San Francisco, and shortly in Washington, D.C. that express opposition to extremist Islamists who advocate jihad.

The anti-jihad ads are sponsored by the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI) in response to a series of ads placed by a Muslim group that attacks Israel by name.

Pamela Geller, executive director of AFDI, told CNN that the group's motivation for placing the anti-jihad ads was to challenge the hatred expressed toward Israelis in the ads placed by the Muslim group.

Click here to continue reading at Anthony G. Martin's National Conservative Examiner.

Friday, October 05, 2012

OK, so I'm in a reminiscent mood lately and I have another goodie to share--so sue me.

I hope you will indulge me for another one of my musical remembrances from the mid-70s.

These moods come and go. So, if you don't like my songs, it will pass.

But if you do like them, I hope you are as gratified by the memories as I am.

Wow, I came across this one recently, and I was immediately taken back to an era when things were in a whirlwind. I was super busy, going to college, ministering at a church as a Music Director and Assistant Pastor, and volunteering for Bill Buckley's Young Americans for Freedom. I also wrote a newspaper column for 7 newspapers in South Carolina. And I was chosen to be Treasurer for the local Rotary Club of which I was a member, the youngest man ever to hold an official position with the club.

Sometimes I think all this activity was designed in part to keep me from dealing with my feelings, which were very deep and overwhelming, and which at the time were caught in a whirlwind mixture of excitement about the future and at the same time a deep and abiding sadness over the end of a relationship that I had essentially put all of my internal energy into.

Much of the time I would not allow myself the time to stop long enough to think about the sadness and loss. But during those occasional moments of solitude, or when a song would come on the radio, or I drove by a place that held great significance, the grief would come flooding over me in a dark tsunami. Yet I was drawn to certain songs that got me in touch with those feelings.

I shared one with you earlier in the week. This is another one. I remember vividly sitting in the room with the radio on, when I would be reading something important, and suddenly this particular song would come on, and everything would stop. Then, the tears.

Somehow this song captured exactly what I was going through--the need to deny my feelings, to claim they were not valid, and yet the ever-present reality that those feelings were real and were not going away.

I did not put this video together, so the young woman whose picture is in the vid is not the person connected with me at all. I don't even know who that is...just FYI.

Here is the song--"I'm Not In Love" by 10cc.

Click on the link at the top of the vid to view full size on YouTube.

Labor secretary pressed on suspicious jobs report

Labor Secretary Hilda Solis is under increasing fire today concerning the suspicious September jobs report showing that unemployment fell from 8.1 percent to 7.8 percent -- the largest drop in 30 years.

Solis appeared on CNBC this morning, where she was pressed by reporters to explain the sharp drop that no one, not even government economists, had predicted.

CNBC reports that today they were bombarded with calls, faxes, and emails from viewers across the country from people claiming that the government is lying about the figures just prior to the election and that the dramatic drop in unemployment defies all reasonable explanation.

Click here to continue reading at Anthony G. Martin's National Conservative Examiner.

Thursday, October 04, 2012

The 2A News Roundup--Top Ten for Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012

All guns and politics from the best gun rights and liberty bloggers on the Internet.

Kurt Hofmann reports that St. Louis' police chief wants federal gun control laws in order to reduce crime in local areas.

Mike Vanderboegh has a prayer request for a valiant warrior.

The War on Guns provides an update on the fundraising drive to finance a barn burner of a film on the assault on our rights. Give if you can.

Nicki says that she and a friend sat in a bar in Northern Virginia during last night's debate, and the reaction of the normally liberal area toward Mitt Romney was stunning.

Days of our Trailers calls out a politician who he says is "an idiot and a liar." Sounds like the majority of them to me.

From CLO: "So you say you want a revolution..."

Every Blade of Grass shares his take on last night's debate.

Pamela Geller announces a major showdown in D.C. today during which free speech goes on trial. Take a look.

Tam is a major force among gun bloggers, and she needs some positive thoughts and help sent her way in light of a recent setback.

Way Up North offers some good conservative commentary on a variety of issues today. Read it all.

Pundits across spectrum agree debate a game changer

Common wisdom among political pundits prior to Wednesday night's debate between Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and President Obama had it that Romney needed a game changer in this race, a moment side by side with Obama that would change perceptions and put the momentum on his side.

He got it last night, according to pundits from across the political spectrum from liberal to conservative.

Not only did Romney decimate Obama in the opinion surveys conducted just after the debate, but noted liberals such as James Carville, Chris Matthews, Van Jones, and others noted the stark manner in which Romney demonstrated the length and breadth of his grasp of the issues. Obama, on the other hands, often appeared befuddled and even angry.

Click here to continue reading at Anthony G. Martin's National Conservative Examiner.

I'm awake, I don't want to write, so I will do this instead...

Normally when I'm awake at this hour I do another segment of my series, "Musings After Midnight." But not tonight. I am not in the mood to write.

Oh, I have plenty to say, alright, but I just don't feel like writing tonight. So, I will post this music video instead.

This is from the mid-70s and has special meaning for reasons I will not mention. Needless to say, it's one of my favorites. Brings back memories from long ago. Maybe it will jog some memories for you as well.

"Nights Are Forever Without You" by England Dan and John Ford Coley.

Click the link at the top of the video screen to view the enlarged version on YouTube.

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Fairness of debate moderators questioned

Even before the first question is asked in tonight's presidential debate between Republican nominee Mitt Romney and President Obama, questions are already being raised concerning the fairness of the debate moderators, all of whom are a part of the traditionally liberal mainstream media.

Newsbusters today asked if it is possible for Jim Lehrer in particular, the moderator of tonight's debate, to be fair toward Mitt Romney given that Romney has advocated eliminating the federal tax subsidy for PBS, the network for which Lehrer works.

Click here to continue reading at Anthony G. Martin's National Conservative Examiner.

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

The 2A News Roundup--Top Ten for Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012

All guns and politics from the best gun rights and liberty bloggers on the Internet.

David Codrea reports some disturbing news concerning coordinated gun tracing and other law enforcement activity -- from the top down. It's a fed takeover.

Kurt Hofmann says that new technology that would enable home gun manufacturing has stirred up the minions of the gun control crowd.

Stand Up America notes that the White House is downplaying a cyber attack on its computer systems.

Pamela Geller provides an update, with video, on her story last week about new rules in NYC that could potentially squash free speech.

GunRights4US posts a message from Alan Keyes about voting.

Tam is puzzled by the "reasoning" manifested in this one. Take a look.

The Wandering Minstrel has an interesting pictorial of his rather extensive handgun collection.

The Smallest Minority provides the quote of the day.

Squeaks gives us an update on her life of late. For those who may be new to these pages, Squeaks is a young lady who has had significant input into the gun rights movement.

Karl Denninger declares clearly why the Libertarian Party candidate usually loses so badly that it's embarrassing. I agree 100% and have always said so. Those who make their candidacy all about these 2 issues are destined to lose bigtime, on the local and national levels.

Fast and Furious guns still being used to kill

Nearly two years have gone by since investigative reporters David Codrea and Mike Vanderboegh first broke the story of the Fast and Furious scandal in December of 2010. Early on it was discovered that the guns the ATF sent to Mexican drug cartels have been used to murder two U.S. agents and hundreds of Mexican citizens along the southern border.

Today it is being reported by Univision that Fast and Furious guns are still being used to kill.

Click here to continue reading at Anthony G. Martin's National Conservative Examiner.

Monday, October 01, 2012

The 2A News Roundup--Top Ten for Monday, Oct. 1, 2012

All guns and politics from the best gun rights and liberty bloggers on the Internet.

Mike Vanderboegh calls our attention to the Nuremberg rules for American journalists in light of the recent observation that the media has now become "the enemy of America."

Kurt Hofmann writes on the government's "war at home," and believe me, we are in one!

The War on Guns notes that one of the victims of the Aurora, Colorado shooting apparently wants us all to be as helpless as he was, considering his new ad.

WRSA blogs on "emotional politics" with the adage, "You cannot dissuade a person from a position with reason and facts if reason and facts did not determine the position in the first place."

Brigid provides a report from the firing range with some of her blogger friends.

Way Up North reports the first snow of the season at his house in Anchorage.

CLO says the UN hasn't let up one bit on its push toward global gun control.

Billy Beck, as always, provides a thought provoking must-read titled, "Where They Were."

The New York Liberty Report says that students at a New Jersey High School plan to boycott its cafeteria to protest Obama guidelines.

Mike McCarville presents an interesting read that says Romney is his own worst enemy.

ObamaCare fines for hospitals begin today

One of the key provisions of the ObamaCare law that could result in drastic cuts to hospitals for treating the elderly and the poor will kick in today. In an attempt to rein in the costs of medical care which many critics say will hurt the elderly and the poor the most, the ObamaCare law will now mandate as of Oct. 1, 2012 that patients who need to return to the hospital for follow-up admissions within 30 days of discharge may not get the level of care they have come to expect.

The new provision will place fines on hospitals for treating returning patients who are readmitted within 30 days after discharge. Critics say that this will lead to serious declines in both the level and quality of care rendered to patients.

Click here to continue reading at Anthony G. Martin's National Conservative Examiner.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Ryan says Holder must go due to Fast and Furious

Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan stated Sunday that Attorney General Eric Holder must go due to the Fast and Furious scandal in which the Obama administration sent thousands of U.S. guns to Mexican criminals that whistleblowers say was to attempt make a case for more gun control in the U.S.

Ryan made the comments to The Daily Caller Sunday through his spokesman Brandon Buck.

Click here to continue reading at Anthony G. Martin's National Conservative Examiner.