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I don’t believe this.   In some schools we no longer say the pledge of allegiance.  What do we replace it with?  These posters are popping up in some schools across the nation.  I guess we have a new national “Pledge of Allegiance.”

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We The People Song

It’s time for a change in Washington.  I don’t know why the politicians don’t listen to the American people?

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sanford2The saga of South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford keeps getting stranger. Today we learned that when Sanford ostensibly came clean at his tearful press conference last week that he was, in fact, still lying.

In another tearful talk with the media, Sanford said Maria Belen Chapur wasn’t the only woman he’d “crossed lines” with, though, he claims, she is the only one he had sex with. Sanford also admitted he saw Chapur, whom he called his soul mate, more than he previously claimed.

“This was a whole lot more than a simple affair, this was a love story,” Sanford said. “A forbidden one, a tragic one, but a love story at the end of the day.”

But that’s not what makes today’s Sanford installment so strange. It’s the conclusion to the Associated Press’ story:

In early 2009, after Jenny Sanford discovered the affair, the couple went into counseling. She has told The Associated Press that he asked her several times to visit the mistress and she refused.

But the governor claims he wanted to end the affair in person and, with his wife’s permission, went to New York with a “trusted spiritual adviser” serving as chaperone. The three went to church and dinner together and parted ways the same night.

But he visited Chapur again in Argentina on June 18, the trip that brought the whole affair to light.

Now, I’ve never had an affair, so I don’t know how these things are supposed to work. (To my wife: I never will.) But I’m pretty sure the way these things end is a bit different than dating. Just because Sanford and Chapur had had five romantic rendezvouses instead of four doesn’t mean he is obligated to call it quits in person. Frankly, I think St. Paul would direct Sanford to man up, make a clean break and not be such a fool as to spend one more dinner with temptation.

These latest revelations will no doubt make for good fodder for the late night talk shows. That’s Sanford’s problem.

But what really irked me about the AP story is how casually the reporter mentions that Sanford traveled to New York with a “trusted spiritual adviser” and how the three — counselor and adulterers — went to church together. And that’s all the reader gets.

We’re not told why they went to church together or where or, most importantly, whether this is a common thing for Christians to do when they are repenting of past sin and, in this case, ending an adulterous affair.

Let me answer that last question: It’s not.

(Post from getreligion.com)

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Why is CBS silent?

Letterman Plot AppealWhy is CBS silent on the David Letterman/Palin issue?  Why? Because they finally have been exposed for who they are – leftists who promote the liberal agenda.  Now they got caught, they are dumbfounded on how to respond.  They are doing what the left has always done – be silent, ignore the issue.  If you ignore it long enough, it will blow over.  Well, I don’t think CBS knew who they were dealing with – Governor Palin and the conservative right.  Below is an article I found on foxnews.com


NEW YORK (AP) – Sarah Palin says David Letterman owes an apology to young women across the country for his joke about her daughter.

The Alaska governor appeared on NBC’s “Today” show Friday, continuing a feud with the CBS “Late Show” funnyman over his joke earlier this week that Palin’s daughter got “knocked up” by New York Yankee third baseman Alex Rodriguez during their recent trip to New York.

Palin also said she doesn’t believe she should be automatically considered the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012.

Asked by Matt Lauer whether Letterman owed her daughter an apology, the former vice presidential candidate broadened it.

“I would like to see him apologize to young women across the country for contributing to kind of that thread that is throughout our culture that makes it sound like it is OK to talk about young girls in that way, where it’s kind of OK, accepted and funny to talk about statutory rape,” she said. “It’s not cool. It’s not funny.”

Letterman has said his joke was about Palin’s 18-year-old daughter Bristol, who is an unwed mother (no name was used). Problem was, the Alaska governor was traveling with 14-year-old Willow. Palin said it took Letterman time to think of the “convenient excuse” that he was talking about Bristol instead of Willow.

Letterman said on his show Wednesday that he would “never, ever make jokes about raping or having sex of any description with a 14-year-old girl.” He said he was guilty of poor taste.

Palin said Friday that it was time for people to rise up against Letterman’s form of humor.

“No wonder young girls especially have such low self-esteem in America when we think it’s funny for a so-called comedian to get away with such a remark as he did,” she said. “I don’t think that’s acceptable.”

She said there was a double standard where the media treats President Barack Obama’s family as generally off-limits while her family was the target of jokes during last fall’s presidential campaign and beyond.

Palin denied that it was also in bad taste for her spokeswoman, Meghan Stapleton, to say Thursday that Palin would not appear on Letterman’s “Late Show” because “it would be wise to keep Willow away from David Letterman.”

“Maybe he couldn’t be trusted because Willow has had enough of this type of comments and maybe Willow would want to react to him in a way that maybe would catch him off-guard,” she said. “That’s one way to interpret such a comment.”

The controversy may wind up giving both Palin and Letterman attention at a time both could use it. Palin is considered a potential future candidate for national office, and standing up for her family could make her a hero to her fans. Letterman is in the second week of his new competition with NBC’s Conan O’Brien, and the two are running neck-and-neck in the ratings.

On his show Thursday, Letterman joked that Palin had called to invite him on a hunting trip – the punch line no doubt a reference to former Vice President Dick Cheney accidentally shooting a friend while hunting.

His other references to the controversy were more oblique. When guest Denzel Washington said he would get in trouble with Obama for making a joke about the president’s big ears, Letterman clearly had something else on his mind.

“You aren’t in the kind of trouble I’m in,” he said.

Asked if her run for the vice presidency last year with Sen. John McCain effectively puts her in the position of front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012, Palin replied, “Oh, heck no.”

“Not necessarily me. I don’t think I need any kind of title in order to effect change,” she said.

Asked if she should have the right of first refusal of the party’s nod, Palin said: “Nobody’s entitled to that right of approval. There’s no entitlement accepted, I believe, in our party. You have to walk the walk, not just talk the talk. … Your accomplishments have to speak for themselves.”

NBC is a unit of General Electric. CBS is a division of CBS Corp.

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Obama’s stimulus plan was created to create/or save jobs.  How does the following story fulfill his mission of creating jobs?

$50M in stimulus will help fish farmers buy feed

OSAGE BEACH, Mo. (AP) — The United States is about to spend $50 million in stimulus money on fish food to help fish farmers who have been struggling since feed prices jumped 50 percent last year.

The money could provide algae to nourish clam and oyster larvae along the Pacific coast, fill the bellies of tilapia in Arizona and feed catfish, trout and gamefish in the Midwest and South.

Supporters say many fish farms are in already poor areas. They say the money will help keep the farms going and preserve jobs in areas hard hit by the recession and lacking other industries.

Much of the money is likely to end up in Mississippi, Alabama and Arkansas — the nation’s largest catfish producers. Catfish accounts for one-third of the nation’s $1.4 billion aquaculture industry.

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