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Obama: Self-fulfilling Prophecy October 9, 2012

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NObama’s DNC acceptance speech in 2008

because if you don’t have any fresh ideas, then you use stale tactics to scare voters.

If you don’t have a record to run on, then you paint your opponent as someone people should run from. You make a big election about small things.

Obama, Aug 28, 2008

He said it 4 years ago, and he is living it today. I wonder if he knew his attack on McCain would become a self-fulfilling prophecy?  No record to run on, and constant attempts to paint Mr. Romney as someone to run from.  Above all he is making this election about small things: Big Bird, Tax Returns, etc.

God forbid that NObama should focus on the truth of the issue: His lack of a record to run on.

our economy is in turmoil, and the American promise has been threatened once more.

We measure progress by how many people can find a job that pays the mortgage, whether you can put a little extra money away at the end of each month so you can someday watch your child receive her college diploma. … when the average American family saw its income go up $7,500 instead of go down $2,000,

Obama, Aug 28, 2008

Yes indeed, our economy is in turmoil!

  • 14.7% of eligible American workers are unemployed or underemployed. Foreclosures are still at record highs despite billions given to banks to help the situation (too bad the money was just handed to the banks with no requirement for them to use the money to help homeowners).
  • Tuition’s have increased by record amounts in the past 4 years (double digit increases across the nation and reductions in teaching staffs along with it).
  • The average income has decreased by $4300 per household in the last 4 years.

What — what is that American promise? It’s a promise that says each of us has the freedom to make of our own lives what we will, but that we also have obligations to treat each other with dignity and respect.

Treat each other with dignity and respect?  Someone please show me where NObama has treated Mitt Romney with respect.  Calling him a liar when the facts are clear that he has not lied.  Producing campaign ads implying Romney was responsible for the death of a person due to loss of medical insurance (once again, the facts proved this to be untrue).   Making fun of Romney regarding Big Bird and his comment that rightly states that in the economy we are now subjected to, with the national debt at an all time high, if we have to borrow from China to subsidize PBS, then we should not do so.

President Bush increased our National deficit by $5 trillion in 8 years as President. Mr. Obama has increased it by $6 Trillion in just over 3 years.

What did Obama say in 2008?

“If you don’t have a record to run on, then you paint your opponent as someone people should run from. You make a big election about small things.”

One more thing that Mr. Obama said on Aug 28, 2008:

Tonight, more Americans are out of work and more are working harder for less. More of you have lost your homes and even more are watching your home values plummet. More of you have cars you can’t afford to drive, credit cards, bills you can’t afford to pay, and tuition that’s beyond your reach.

Perhaps Mitt Romney should be repeating this line over and over again for the duration of the campaign. Because the truth is the truth:  Tonight, more Americans are out of work and more are working harder for less. More of you have lost your homes and even more are watching your home values plummet. More of you have cars you can’t afford to drive, credit cards, bills you can’t afford to pay, and tuition that’s beyond your reach.

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Tagged! Books… April 6, 2008

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Just so you’ll know, Kc tagged me in a post a long time ago and I did not participate.  Now as I force myself to pull away from life for a while and enjoy puttering at the computer I thought I would jump into this fray:

The first portion:

1. How many books have I owned?
1000+

2. What was the last book you bought?
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

3. What was the last book you read?
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

4. What are FIVE books that have meant a lot to you.
Institutes of the Christian Religion – John Calvin
Westminster Confession of Faith
The Problems of Philosophy – Bertrand Russell

Pilgrim’s Progress – John Bunyan
*this is a tie between: “Wild at Heart: Discovering the Secrets of a Man’s Soul” – John Eldrege and “When I Don’t Desire God: How to Fight for Joy” – John Piper

The second portion:
1. One book that changed your life: I’m simply repeating what Kc said from what Rose said:

The Bible (I will qualify my answer to specify the Amplified Bible by Lockman Press, in my opinion it is the absolute best English translation in existence.)


2. One book that you’ve read more than once: Pilgrim’s Progress

3. One book you’d want on a desert island: Refer to Number 1.  Duh

4. One book that made you laugh: Nothing really I can think of – most of my reading is theological, sci-fi/fantasy, or work related.

5. One book that made you cry [or feel really sad]: Wild at Heart – made me realize how much of my life needs to be reworked.

6. One book that you wish had been written: My life’s story…   indulgent I know.

7. One book that you wish had never been written: Anything by Ellen G. White…

8. One book you’re currently reading: Refer to the first section regarding the top five books… reading, re-reading, referencing…. all the time.

9. One book you’ve been meaning to read: There are so many I cannot even begin to list them.

10. Now tag five people: Adam and Josh (I wish I knew if sofyst was still alive…) Luke, Nan, (okay, so I’ve run out of tags….  Seems like a whole world of bloggers has faded off into the sunset.

Pride and getting the ‘beam’ out… April 8, 2006

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I was just reading through some blogs that I try to visit frequently and read a post by Casey at "Just So You'll Know", in which he talks about Church discipline and 'getting the beam out of your own eye…" and it's connection with the sin of pride.

As a card-carrying practitioner of the sinful pride brigade, I think his treatise tied together 'the beam' and pride extremely well.  Read the post and let him (and me) know your thoughts.

If after we have resolved our own feelings concerning an offense and we find that one of the two conditions warranting discipline exist then the next requisite step is to “cast the beam out of thine own eye”. The beam and the splinter are an analogy Jesus used to illustrate the disparity between the sin of one who commits an offense and one who would rebuke him from a heart filled with pride. The beam in this analogy is nothing less than pride in any manifestation.  The rest of the story…

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