Saturday, January 24, 2009

shummer60 - Interesting not sure about validity.

Obama Seized the Nation by INTRIGUE
He Uses Hidden Hypnosis techniques in his Speeches
The only way to protect democracy is to expose Obama's Deceptions.
Frankly that is not possible, his worshippers wont believe us.

Obama's techniques are the height of deception and psychological manipulation,
remaining hidden because one must understand the science behind the language
patterns in order to spot them.

Obama's speeches word by word, hand gesture by hand gesture, tone, pauses,
and body language proves his use of covert hypnosis intended only for licensed
therapists on consenting patients. Obama's mesmerized, cult-like, grade-school
crush-like worship by millions is not because Obama is the greatest
leader of a generation who magically inspires by giving speeches.

Obama is committing perhaps the biggest fraud and deception in American history.
Obama is not just using subliminal messages, but textbook covert hypnosis
and neuro-linguistic programming techniques on audiences that are intentionally
designed to sideline rational judgment and implant subconscious commands to
think he is wonderful and elect him President. Obama is eloquent.

However, Obama's subconscious techniques are shown to elicit powerful emotion
from his audience and then transfer those emotions onto him, to sideline rational
judgment, and implant hypnotic commands that we are unaware of and can't even
consciously question. The polls are misleading because some of Obama's commands
are designed to be triggered only in the voting booth on November 4th. Obama is
immune to logical arguments like Wright, Ayers, shifting every position, character,
and inexperience, because hypnosis affects us on an unconscious and emotional level.

To many people who see Obama's unnatural and irrational rise to the highest office
in the world as suspicious and frightening and to those who welcome it, this explains
and proves the deceptive tactics behind true Obama Phenomenon including why
younger people are more easily affected. -Email source

Daniel speaks propheticly of the Times after Daniel, some yet unfulfilled.
Obama fits perfectly Daniel's descriptions. Bible translations vary.
Obama came to power in the USA illicitly, he is a phony, a usurper.
Read the ABOVE, and then read the Bible.

Daniel 8:23 (I combined translations)
In the latter period of their rule, kingdom,
when the transgressors have run their course, when rebellions are finished,
- a king will arise, insolent and skilled in intrigue. NASB
- a stern-looking king who understands mysterious things will rise to power.

INTRIGUE - to accomplish or force by crafty plotting or underhand
machinations, to draw or capture, captivate, appeal strongly to
I would add from above paragraph - fraud and deception

Daniel 11:21 (Sequence of rulers, I combined translations)
In his place a despicable, vile, contemptible, unworthy person will arise,
on whom the honor of kingship has not been conferred, but he will come
in a time of tranquility and seize the kingdom by intrigue. NASB
- he will seize the kingdom using false promises.
- he shall come in peaceably, and obtain the kingdom by flatteries. KJV

I looked and saw a white horse, and he who sat on it had a bow, and a crown
was given to him, and he went out conquering and to conquer. Revelation 6:1
By Cliff Kincaid

January 23, 2009

On CNN on January 16, Lou Dobbs, perhaps the most honest and outspoken major media commentator, told the truth about the Wall Street bailout. “Treasury Secretary Paulson basically used the money to bail out his buddies on Wall Street, and don’t let anybody kid you,” he said.

One day earlier, however, the Senate had voted 52-42 to give Paulson’s successor another $350 billion. That successor is supposed to be another Wall Street insider, Timothy Geithner. He is just as tainted as Paulson.

As President Obama takes office, America has become an international laughingstock—a “Bailout Nation” that continues to slide further and further into debt as bailout after bailout fails to work. Yet, Obama’s prescription is more of the same.

Appropriately perhaps, Geithner’s problems of serial tax avoidance and employment of illegal immigrants have made him a national embarrassment. However, Obama refuses to withdraw his nomination and his Senate Finance Committee confirmation hearing is scheduled for Wednesday morning.

This is change? Obama, whose Wall Street connections are extremely impressive, obviously believes that his proposal for more federal spending and debt, labeled a fiscal “stimulus,” depends on the willingness of the Chinese Communists to finance his policies. Geithner is the one with Chinese connections who is supposed to be able to get that done. But what will be the price?

Even some left-wing “progressives” fear that Geithner doesn’t know anything more about running an economy than he does about his own personal finances, and that his policies are destined to fail.

This is a reference to the fact that before he can play around with billions of dollars and the fate of our nation as Treasury Secretary, there is the matter of Geithner being a serial tax evader. Senator Jeff Sessions has expressed concern about this.

When it became known that Geithner was reimbursed for taxes he didn’t pay, he then became what ordinary people would call a tax cheat. Our media have been making all kinds of excuses for him.

If you are troubled by the prospect of a tax cheat becoming Treasury Secretary, with jurisdiction over the IRS, Jackie Calmes of the New York Times has explained in a “news” story that Geithner has earned Senate support and will probably win confirmation because of his “qualifications and international respect.”

A variation of this theme has been adopted by Rahm Emanuel, Obama’s chief of staff. On Sunday’s “Meet the Press” TV program, he declared Geithner “the right guy for this job, which is why he has bipartisan support: Senator [Orrin] Hatch, Senator Lindsey Graham, Senator Judd Gregg. He has the right type of qualifications for this challenging moment in time.” These are some of the Senate Republicans who have endorsed Geithner for the post.

Geithner’s “qualifications” include working for Henry Kissinger, elder statesman of the foreign policy establishment and now an adviser to corporations doing business in China, and serving as President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, where he played a role in the Wall Street and other bailouts. Kissinger recently made headlines on CNBC by proclaiming Obama the architect of a “New World Order” and praising Obama’s appointments in the financial realm. Everybody knew that he was talking about his student, Geithner.

Geithner’s “international respect” comes from Kissinger and other global players in such organizations as the Group of Thirty and the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), which wield major influence over U.S. economic and foreign policy. Geithner is a member of both groups.

In other words, to take Lou Dobbs’ point even further, Paulson’s “buddies” are Geithner’s “buddies.” It’s not change, but if the media won’t pay any attention to what’s really going on, then most members of the public may never find out.

In this context, it is worth noting that corporate members of the CFR include ABC News, General Electric (parent of NBC News), News Corporation (parent of Fox News and the Wall Street Journal), and Time Warner (parent of CNN and Time). Veteran NBC newsman Tom Brokaw serves on the advisory board of the CFR journal Foreign Affairs. Jim Hoagland, an associate editor, chief foreign correspondent and weekly columnist for the Washington Post, is also on the Foreign Affairs advisory board.

These connections are supposed to help make sure that the controversy over Geithner doesn’t get out of hand. But the American people can have a say in that. The Senate switchboard number is 202-224-3121.

Wall Street, which has backed Obama for years, has a vested interest in his success. Billionaire and Obama backer George Soros, convicted of insider trading in France, supports the Group of Thirty and his Soros Fund Management is a member of the exclusive “President’s Circle” of CFR funders. But the success of Obama’s financial and economic policies seems to depend on the cooperation of the Chinese Communists.

In one of the few stories to capture the essence of what is happening with the Geithner appointment, William Pesek of Bloomberg wrote an article appearing in the China Post under the headline, “China Will Be Happy With Geithner.”

“The U.S. simply isn’t in a position to demand this or that from China,” he reported. “Treasury officials no longer have the leverage they once did as Wall Street plunges and the U.S. needs Asia’s money to stabilize its financial system…Geithner will take the reins as China struggles to bolster growth and the U.S. is desperate to keep the biggest holder of Treasuries from dumping dollars.”

An article in the new Foreign Affairs by Roger Altman, a U.S. Deputy Treasury Secretary under Clinton, is quite blunt, noting that the financial crisis has enabled China to “achieve a stronger relative global position” and that the communist regime now has “the opportunity to solidify its strategic advantages.” In other words, we seem to be at their mercy.

From the Obama perspective, the only way out is to go further into debt and beg for more money, mainly from the Chinese but also from the oil-rich Arabs.

Geithner, who speaks Chinese and lived in China, seems to be the perfect man for this job. In fact, he is probably better for the job than Paulson, who traveled to China 70 times and even had personal investments in the country. His former firm, Goldman Sachs, is the exclusive agent for certain Chinese securities transactions.

Whether the U.S. should be subservient to China in Kissinger’s “New World Order” is something that is not even being debated. It is just assumed as a fact of life. The options of reducing spending and debt and rebuilding the strength of the U.S. dollar are rarely considered. Except for some House conservatives, who have introduced the Economic Recovery and Middle-Class Tax Relief Act, the Republican Party in the Congress is either in disarray or rooting for a version of the Obama approach.

The urgent need, according to advocates of sound money, is to avoid spending policies which threaten to put the U.S. in a position, like Iceland, of having to grovel before global institutions like the International Monetary Fund for emergency loans to stay financially afloat. We can say it won’t happen here, but how many thought we would reach the point where a U.S. President has assumed office with a questionable origin and background and an even more questionable ideology. Our media failed to vet the President they have now anointed.

Considering our economic decline, the only factor that still maintains our superpower status is our first-rate military. But major cuts in the U.S. defense establishment may not only be advocated as the “price” for more federal spending in other areas, but may ultimately be demanded by the Chinese in exchange for communist “help” in stabilizing our economy. Perhaps the Chinese will be satisfied this time with Taiwan on a plate. Or perhaps the Chinese will refuse to play ball. The head of China’s new sovereign wealth fund says he doesn’t have much confidence in the U.S. financial sector.

Whatever the future holds, it will be important to maintain the character and integrity of the U.S. Armed Forces. Since Obama’s policies are supposed to include forcing U.S. troops to wear U.N. “blue helmets” and putting open and active homosexuals in the ranks, the result could be a major exodus from the Armed Forces and the possible return of the military draft.

In this continuing crisis, it will be up to conservative talk radio, alternative media and the blogosphere to provide the facts about and demand action to reverse America’s decline. For example, the American people have a right to know that some of the same institutions getting bailouts are major funders of the Group of Thirty and the CFR. These include American International Group (AIG), Goldman Sachs, and Citi. It would seem there is a conflict of interest somewhere. But our media pretend not to notice.

AIG is perhaps the most interesting. This insurance giant was bailed out with taxpayer dollars after Paulson let Lehman Brothers go under. Geithner was a key player in the AIG bailout. His former boss, Henry Kissinger, was chairman of AIG’s International Advisory Board. Other members of the board represent Chinese and Arab financial interests.

But there was another reason that AIG had to be saved. The New York Times reported in a controversial September 27, 2008, article by Gretchen Morgenson that AIG’s collapse could have cost Paulson’s old firm, Goldman Sachs, as much as $20 billion.

AIG’s taxpayer bailout has now reached $150 billion. We are supposed to be reassured, however, by the fact that Geithner’s New York Federal Reserve on January 16 named three trustees to oversee the U.S. government’s nearly 80 percent equity stake in the insurer. One of those trustees is Jill Considine, who has been a member of the Group of Thirty as well as the CFR.

This is what passes for accountability and oversight in government. It is precisely what got us into this terrible mess in the first place.

Will someone wake up the media?

© 2009 Cliff Kincaid - All Rights Reserved

Friday, January 23, 2009


By Coach Dave Daubenmire
January 22, 2009

“Jesus loves the little children, all the children in the womb.
Red and yellow, black and white, even though their out of sight,
Jesus loves the little children in the womb.”

That is the jingle I sang as I stood on the street in Washington this week. A group of us made the journey to the Capitol to raise awareness of the black holocaust that is taking place in America. We felt it was especially relevant since America had recently elected her first black President. We were convinced that most black-Christians were unaware of President Obama’s radical position on abortion.

The history of black Americans is one of deep abiding faith and perseverance through generations of oppression. Christianity was the power that sustained them in the midst of persecution.

But the Christianity practiced today by blacks is not the same faith that their predecessors passed on to them. Just as white-evangelicalism has been over-run with money hustlers, black Christianity is the birthing ground of racial prejudice and government dependence, impregnated by those who profit from fermenting racial hatred. The race hustlers’ cry of “racism” will ring hollow when the most powerful position in the world is occupied by a black man. We’ve come a long way baby

I know I run a risk by even touching this subject, but millions of Americans agree with me, they just do not have the courage to say so. Our “culture of offense” has locked us in a politically correct thought-box where only approved “truths” are allowed to be uttered.

Although no personal defense is necessary, allow me to make the cursory “I am not a racist” disclaimer that the PC crowd has bullied all of us into regurgitating as we try to fight off the character assassination that follows all white-male honesty.

Pass The Salt Ministries does a great deal of work with those on the streets. We feed the homeless, work with those who are incarcerated, fight against the low-functioning educational system, and defend the unborn at the abortion clinics.

Each one of those activities caters to a large number of black Americans. I can proudly say that we do more for black folks than most black charities ever do for white folks. We happen to believe that the plight of the black underclass is the responsibility of the Church. Most black churches think it is the responsibility of the government.

Sorry folks. That racist label won’t stick on me. You can throw it around all you want, but as my friend Tom loves to say, “That dog won’t hunt.”

Twelve of my buddies and I went to Washington to preach the Gospel. We weren’t invited to any of the inaugural balls, nor were we there to receive the adulation of the crowds. Our mission was a clear one…to lift up Jesus and the standards for which he died.

Street ministry is always challenging because it is by nature so confrontational. But we were especially grieved by the reaction that we received in DC.

Allow me to interject a second disclaimer here. Although my voter registration is Republican, I am not. I did not vote for McCain and I only voted for Bush the first time. My candidate of choice in the election of 08 had a blacker face than Obama. I vote based on the content of character, not the color of skin or party affiliation.

We did not go to Washington to oppose Obama. We went to support Jesus. Unfortunately, most folks we spoke with on the streets went to oppose Jesus and support Obama.

Here is the sad truth that I feel compelled to share with you today. The self-identified black Christians that we interacted with on the streets of Washington were more black than they were Christian. To put it another way, their loyalty was to Obama rather than to Jesus.

I know some will say that sounds harsh and judgmental, but “it is what it is.”

We spent the entire day standing on a street corner just north of the Capitol building as droves of black Americans walked buy us on the way to the “coronation.” As they crossed the street I enticed them into a trap.

“Yes we can! Yes we can!” I began to chant as the light changed and they moved through the crosswalk. Soon, some of the mob was chanting with me as they walked our way. To their shock and “aah” after the third “Yes We Can!” I pointed to the signs (GRAPHIC IMAGE) that my buddies were holding. “Yes We Can…stop killing unborn children” I bellowed. The mob grew silent as they looked at the face of “choice.”

“Yessirree…stop killing babies. Now that is change you can believe in!” (I borrowed another Obama slogan.) “Yes We Can!” From the looks on the black faces you would have thought I had just called catsup a vegetable.

“Are you a Christian?” Pastor Bill or one of the others would begin to ask the black Christians as the gaped at the pictures.

“Do you think abortion is wrong? Do you know that over 1/3 of all abortions are on black babies?” Most stared defiantly at the white boys who were defending the black babies.

“Did you vote for Obama?” Do you know he wants to sign the Freedom of Choice Act which will greatly increase the number of abortions? Do you know that under President Obama more black babies are going to die? A vote for Obama was a vote to kill black babies.”

All of the sudden they weren’t as “Christian” as they were before they crossed the street. Immediately they became black first and Christian second. They hated us for dampening their celebration of blackness.

“You don’t understand what he means to our people, man.” One “spirit filled” black man said, oblivious to the reality of black abortion. “Why are you out here trying to ruin our day? I love Jesus but this is the day to celebrate Obama!”

“How many babies have you adopted?” A black woman shot back at us as the venom seeped out of her mouth. “The world is full of poor children who need food. Obama will feed them. That’s more than Republicans will do” (I didn’t point out her prejudice…thinking I was a Republican because I was white.)

“Let me ask you something,” I said as the drive-by puking continued. “Would you rather be poor or dead? Why don’t we just kill all the poor children?”

For hours they passed us by, their hearts hardened to the plight of the unborn as, one by one, they justified their Christian-vote for the most radically pro-abortion man to ever be President. Like our new “devout Christian” President, they think Jesus is their Savior but government is their God.

Other than salvation, the greatest gift a person could ever receive is a child. “How could any Christian ever vote for a man who would not defend an innocent baby?”

In America today, almost as many African-American children are aborted as are born.

“We finally have a president that cares about black people! Obama is on our side. We’re in control now!” a black “lover of Jesus” told us.

White Christianity has sold out to comfort. Black Christianity has sold out to race.

“Yes We Did” is the new Obama slogan unveiled on badges and t-shirts at the coronation.
Yes they did, alright. They sold their children for a seat at the table. Yes they did.

Some Christians regularly go to our local abortion clinic in an attempt to save black-babies from destruction. Rarely do you see a black-Christian standing with them. It is usually the same folks…those evil pale-faced racists who try to give the babies a choice.

“You don’t understand what he means to our people, man. Why are you out here trying to ruin our day?”

Lot’s of lousy days ahead for unborn black babies. I wonder if they are celebrating the Obamanation?
Planned Parenthood: Force doctors to do abortions
Law firms gear up to defend right of conscience

Posted: January 23, 2009
12:25 am Eastern


Experts for the Alliance Defense Fund and Christian Legal Society are gearing up to defend three laws that allow medical professionals to follow their conscience and not participate in abortions.

"Medical professionals should not be forced to perform abortions against their conscience," said Casey Mattox, litigation counsel with the CLS's Center for Law & Religious Freedom.

"Planned Parenthood, the ACLU and their pro-abortion allies are seeking to punish pro-life medical professionals for their beliefs," Mattox said. "Far from arguing for 'choice,' these lawsuits seek to compel health care workers to perform abortions or face dire consequences."

The public-interest legal groups have filed motions to intervene in three separate lawsuits that seek to invalidate a federal law protecting medical professionals from discrimination because they refuse to participate in abortions.

Three pro-life medical associations are seeking to defend the law against challenges by some state officials, Planned Parenthood, and the National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association, represented by the American Civil Liberties Union.

The actions came as the 2009 March for Life was taking place in Washington, when several hundred thousand people gathered to seek protections for the unborn, including the overturning of the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court opinion in Roe vs. Wade that struck down abortion limits in states.

"For over three decades, federal law has prohibited recipients of federal grants from forcing medical professionals to participate in abortions," said ADF Legal Counsel Matt Bowman. "The arguments in the lawsuits themselves demonstrate lack of compliance with these laws and the necessity of the regulation they are challenging."

Attorney Andrew Knott is assisting as local counsel in the latest dispute in Connecticut.

The Christian Medical Association, Catholic Medical Association, and American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists, represented by CLS and ADF attorneys, are asking to be allowed to defend the law, 45 CFR Part 88, enacted in December by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Noting a pattern of grant recipients unaware of or flouting existing laws protecting medical professionals' rights of conscience, HHS enacted the new law to require grantees to certify compliance in order to receive funds. The three long-standing statutes are the Church Amendment, the Coats-Snowe Amendment and the Weldon Amendment.

The three pro-life medical groups point out that denying rights of conscience could harm access to healthcare for all by forcing medical professionals who refuse to perform abortions to either relocate from jurisdictions that force them to do so or leave the profession altogether.

Today President Obama, who as a state lawmaker in Illinois objected to requiring doctors to provide medical care for infants who survive abortions, affirmed his support for virtually unlimited abortion on demand.

Obama was issued a challenge by March for Life officials, who had invited him to address their annual march and rally.

The organization challenged Obama to "watch the evil deed of a surgical abortion to know what it looks like to pull off the head, arms and legs of a preborn human."

The organization noted, "There is a commercial killing site within a few blocks of the White House."
PLAGUE Kills Al Qaeda Terrorists
At least 40 Al Qaeda terrorists in Algeria were killed by a plague called the
Black Death, which devastated Europe in the Middle Ages. The symptoms
causing terrible suffering to its victims. This is the deadliest weapon yet in the
war against terror. It spreads quickly and kills within hours.
This may be weaponized Ebola and may be spreading to and in the USA.

Black Death Plague Kills 40 Al Qaeda Terrorists
Tevet 26, 5769, 22 January 09 01:04by Hillel Fendel( At least 40 Al Qaeda terrorists were killed earlier this week by a plague called the Black Death.

The same disease that devastated Europe in the Middle Ages claimed terrorists training this week in a camp in Algeria. The dead were members of a group called AQLIM (Al Qaeda in the Land of the Islamic Maghreb), the largest and most powerful Al-Qaeda group outside the Middle East. The disease is accompanied by horrific symptoms, causing terrible suffering to its victims.

One security source told the British paper The Sun, which broke the story, "This is the deadliest weapon yet in the war against terror. Most of the terrorists do not have the basic medical supplies needed to treat the disease. It spreads quickly and kills within hours. This will be really worrying Al-Qaeda."

Al Qaeda also fears that surviving terrorists will give themselves up in order to seek treatment.

The Sun reported that the last outbreak of the disease killed 30,000 Londoners in 1665. Deaths nowadays are rare, because the disease can be treated with antibiotics, and it has become virtually unknown in the developed world.
A Dream Unfulfilled
Roe v. Wade has played a big role in the devastation of the African-American community.

by Star Parker & Gary Bauer
01/22/2009 12:00:00 AM

On Monday, January 19th, America commemorated the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. His dream of an equal America is in many ways personified in Barack Obama, whose inauguration as our first African-American president took place the following day. Obama's triumph is a monumental achievement for black Americans. It is also a watershed for America as a whole, a final repudiation of an era when black men and women were not afforded the inalienable rights endowed to all persons by God as expressed in the Declaration of Independence.

But while Obama's ascendance to the White House has been almost uniformly regarded as a complete victory for black Americans, it also stands to exacerbate one of the black community's most intractable problems: the destruction of black children in the womb.

Today, January 22nd, marks the 36th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that claimed, along with its companion case Doe v. Bolton, to find a constitutional right to abortion throughout all nine months of pregnancy. Beginning with Roe, America's abortion regime has been responsible for the killing of over 50 million unborn Americans.

The confluence of these events should prompt all Americans to reflect on how far our nation still has to go in creating a culture of true equality. For while abortion has had devastating effects on all demographic groups, its impact has been particularly acute for black Americans.

The magnitude of the problem is difficult to overstate.

*Nearly half of black pregnancies end in abortion.

*Three in five black women will abort a child.

*1,500 black Americans are aborted every day.

*America's black population has been reduced by roughly one-third because of abortion.

What's more, disparities among racial groups are widening. According to a recent report by the Alan Guttmacher Institute (AGI), a pro-abortion group, while the share of all abortions performed on white women decreased from 45 percent in 1994 to 34 percent in 2004, it increased for black women, from 32 percent to 37 percent. Since blacks constitute 13 percent of the population, this means that in 2004 black babies were aborted about five times the rate of white babies.

Another recent study by Canadian researchers reveals that the high abortion rate among black women is a "probable cause" of their disproportionately high rate of subsequent premature birth, a rate that is three to four times higher than that of women of other ethnic groups.

There is no single reason why black women abort at a much higher rate than women of other ethnicities. AGI states that "black . . . women have much higher abortion rates than white--because they have much higher rates of unintended pregnancy." But this is only part of the cause. For instance, AGI found that black women are five times as likely to abort as white women but only three times as likely to experience unintended pregnancy.

Many black leaders have long argued that abortion groups target black women, and that up to three-quarters of abortion facilities are located in minority communities. Planned Parenthood, by far America's largest abortion seller, is infamous for its racist origins, including the racist views of its founder, Margaret Sanger.

Sanger is revered by many on the Left as "the mother of the birth control movement." But she also was a devout eugenicist who believed America needed to "cut down on the rapid multiplication of the unfit and undesirable at home." One of Planned Parenthood's earliest initiatives, called the Negro Project, was designed to control the birth of minority babies, or "human weeds," as Sanger called them. She once wrote in a letter, "We don't want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population". Recently, some Planned Parenthood affiliates have drawn charges of racism for suggesting that financial contributions could be set aside specifically to abort black babies.

How will President Barack Obama's policies affect the abortion rate among black Americans? He has said he wants the number of abortions to decrease, but his policy prescriptions will certainly have the opposite effect.

Obama has promised that the first thing he'll do as president is sign the Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA), a law that would overturn the few existing state and federal restrictions on abortion. Researchers estimate that FOCA would generate at least 125,000 more abortions a year in a nation already devastated by 4,000 a day.

Minorities would be disproportionately affected by FOCA, because studies show they are more likely to seek abortions under conditions often restricted by current law. These restrictions include waiting periods, parental involvement laws for adolescents seeking abortions and laws limiting tax-payer funding of abortions.

A century and a half ago, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the Dred Scott case that African Americans have no rights under the Constitution. Barack Obama's election would seem to put the final nail in the coffin of that evil philosophy. With its Roe decision, however, the court again wrongly declared that some Americans are entitled to no constitutional rights and can be destroyed at the discretion of others. Sadly, that evil philosophy will be given new hope under President Obama.

The battle for equal rights has reached a major milestone. But Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s dream of full equality will remain just a dream as long as unborn children are denied the right to life, the most fundamental right of all.

Star Parker is president of CURE, the Coalition on Urban Renewal and Education. Gary Bauer is president of American Values and chairman of Campaign for Working Families.

Shummer60 - The nation is broke and the new Pres wants to waste money killing the innocent in foreign nations! Travisty!

Obama Lifts Ban on Overseas Abortion Funding
President Obama signed the executive order one day after the 36th anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion in all 50 states.

President Obama on Friday lifted a ban on federal funding for international groups that promote or perform abortions, reversing a policy of his predecessor, George W. Bush.

Obama signed the executive order one day after the 36th anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion in all 50 states.

Liberal groups welcomed the decision while abortion rights foes criticized the president, who was long expected to make this move during his first week in office.

The so-called Mexico City policy requires any non-governmental organization to agree before receiving U.S. funds that they will "neither perform nor actively promote abortion as a method of family planning in other nations."

It is also known as the "global gag rule," because it prohibits taxpayer funding for groups that even talk about abortion if there is an unplanned pregnancy.

The policy was first instituted by President Ronald Reagan in 1984 and continued by President George H.W. Bush. The policy was reversed by President Bill Clinton in 1993, and re-instated by President George W. Bush in 2001.

Both Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who will oversee foreign aid, had promised to do away with the gag rule during the presidential campaign. Clinton is to visit the U.S. Agency for International Development, through which much U.S. foreign aid is disbursed, later on Friday.

Organizations that had pressed Obama to make the abortion-ban change were jubilant.

"Women's health has been severely impacted by the cutoff of assistance. "President Obama's actions will help reduce the number of unintended pregnancies, abortions and women dying from high-risk pregnancies because they don't have access to family planning," said Tod Preston, a spokesman for Population Action International, an advocacy group.

Anti-abortion groups criticized the move.

"President Obama not long ago told the American people that he would support policies to reduce abortions, but today he is effectively guaranteeing more abortions by funding groups that promote abortion as a method of population control," said Douglas Johnson, legislative director of the National Right to Life Committee.

Obama has spent his first days in office systematically signing executive orders reversing Bush administration policies on issues ranging from foreign policy to government operations. On Thursday, he signed three executive orders to rein in secretive U.S. counterterror policies and end harsh interrogations.

FOX News' Major Garrett and the Associated Press contributed to this report.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Obama adviser: White males need not apply
Robert Reich tells House panel stimulus package
should emphasize 'social return' over worker skill

Posted: January 22, 2009
12:17 pm Eastern


A top economic adviser to President Obama has told a congressional panel the billions of dollars in the proposed economic stimulus plan should be allocated with social issues in mind, to make sure the money doesn't go to just "white male construction workers" or the highly skilled.

Robert Reich, who served as labor secretary under President Clinton, was speaking to the House Steering and Policy Committee Jan. 7 about funding infrastructure projects across the nation.

"It seems to me that infrastructure spending is a very important and good way of stimulating the economy. The challenge will be to do it quickly, to find projects that can be done that will have a high social return, that also can be done with the greatest speed possible," Reich said.

"I am concerned, as I'm sure many of you are, that these jobs not simply go to high skilled people who are already professionals or to white male construction workers," he said.

Reich's statements were highlighted in a video by NakedEmporerNews, which is embedded here:

The hearing took place two weeks before Obama was inaugurated.

"I have nothing against white male construction workers," Reich said. "I'm just saying there are a lot of other people who have needs as well.

"There are ways in which the money can be, criteria can be set so the money does go to others, the long term unemployed, minorities, women," he said.

Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., appeared to agree, suggesting federal money be directed to specific groups of people.

The federal government, he said, must "remove the discretion" about where the funds go, or what projects would be involved, even to the point of eliminating any input from governors or state legislatures.

Reich agreed: "Governors ought to be, should be given a choice of signing on the bottom line or not."

Then Rangel noted the "middle class" would be unlikely to create any opposition to funds directed to minorities.

"One thing that you can depend on, you don't have to be worried about what the middle class is going to do. Things are so bad, they have to put food on their tables, get clothes for their kids, get them in school," he said.

Who is Barack Obama REALLY? Get the book that says his "change" is designed to uproot American culture and replace it with the failed, secular, socialist policies of the past.

Commentator Michelle Malkin said Reich's statements expose "the lie that the Obama administration is actually interested in revitalizing basic infrastructure for the good of the economy."

"No, what Team Obama really wants is to ensure that the least skilled, least qualified workers get jobs based on their chromosomes and pigment," she said.

Malkin cited Reich's own blog, where the Obama adviser wrote of the economic stimulus plan: "I'd suggest that all contracts entered into with stimulus funds require contractors to provide at least 20 percent of jobs to the long-term unemployed and to people with incomes at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty level."

This, Malkin wrote, is "spoken like a true-blue wealth redistributor. The 'needs' (read: demands) of politically protected minorities trump the need for competently build roads and bridges."

Reich's blog headline

On his blog, Reich makes his case for, "The Stimulus: How to Create Jobs Without Them All Going to Skilled Professionals and White Male Construction Workers."

"At least 2 percent of project funds should be allocated to such training. In addition, advantage should be taken of buildings trades apprenticeships -- which must be fully available to women and minorities," he wrote.

Race already has become an issue several times in the Obama administration.

As WND reported, Democratic Party strategist Donna Brazile admitted she swiped Obama's complimentary blanket from his inauguration ceremony and then joked it was not a criminal offense because, "We have a black president ... this was free."

Outrage also erupted over the inauguration benediction by Rev. Joseph Lowery, the 87-year-old civil rights pioneer, for asking God to help mankind work for a day when "white would embrace what is right."

Obama reacted to the benediction with a smile.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


By Sheriff Jim R. Schwiesow, Ret.

January 21, 2009

“And the rest of men who were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk: Neither repented they of their murders, nor their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.” --Revelation 9:20-21

It occurs to me that at least ninety percent of the people of the United States actually believe the following myths and fairy tales: That George W. Bush is a Christian, that Barack Obama is a Christian and the savior who will deliver the people and the nation from the effects of a half century and more of morally corrupt behavior, that Rick Warren is a Christian, that the economy will recover from a criminally induced collapse, that the courts actually dispense justice, that the Constitution is immutable, that the government is of the people and serves the people, that the members of congress are selfless servants who never use their position to greedily accumulate wealth and power, that the United States and its military are always righteous and never the aggressor, that the United States is still a Republic rather than a Social Democracy, that the national media reports only truth and fact and upholds the dignity of those on whom they report, that the schools educate rather than indoctrinate, that God is a big loving teddy bear who never exacts a penalty for disobedience or disciplines morally corrupt behavior and that everything in the United States is just hunky-dory since God’s blessings are upon the nation.

Recently the History Channel ran a series entitled, “Armageddon.” I was amazed and taken by the fact that so many of the participants, both secular individuals and believers in Biblical truths, were seemingly of one mind in regard to this nation and the world being on a collision course with an apocalyptic destructive end. In a segmented program that played over a period of several days a succession of scientists, secular scholars of varying types, Biblical scholars and historians wove a hair raising saga of climactic events - man-made and natural - leading to the final inevitable end of the age. Whether they realized it or not even the presentations of the secular participants supported the writings of the old-testament prophets and of John the Revelator in regard to the final days and the ultimate cataclysmic series of events that will bring a horrific end to the world as we know it. These were enlightened, intelligent and perceptive individuals and they most certainly were not representative of the deluded collective population of a nation that follows blindly after Satan, the ruler of the nations and the god of this fallen world.

We are about to transition from the lies, deceit and prevarication of one administration to the lies, deceit and prevarication of another; it will be, in fact, merely a continuation of the same betrayal of constitutional guarantees, unlawful and unrestricted immigration, insecure borders, wild frivolous spending, and government encouragement of a deeply immoral societal abjection. Babies will continue to be murdered, vice will be condoned and promoted for the revenue that it evokes, the government will persist in abrading constitutional protections, and the people’s sovereignty will be bartered away so that the nation can be melded into a one world system. George Bush, during his reign, feigned a mild disapproval of some of these condemnable odium’s, but did nothing to deter the practice thereof. No words were uttered to marshal opposition and no actions were taken to lead the nation and its people onto righteous paths. While George Bush merely condoned - by his inaction and indifference - these abominations, Barack Obama actively pursues and encourages legitimacy for, and government-instituted protection of, the same.

The media and the pundits have made much of the supposed candor and forthrightness of George W. Bush during his final news conference. My observation was that he projected a deceptive cleverness and exuded a delusive demeanor of humble servitude during the course of the televised event. If I hadn’t monitored him carefully throughout his eight-year tenure I might have believed him. But, unlike George, I am able to correctly construct the following quote: “If you fool me once it is your fault, if you fool me twice it is my fault.”

Actually Mr. Bush had a long list of failings, and they were failings that had much to do with bringing the nation to its state of impeding disintegration. His incessant fixation with so-called protectionism and the conclusion by his administration of trade agreements inimical to our best interests destroyed U.S. industry and left millions unemployed as manufacturing jobs were exported to foreign shores. His complete disregard for the security of the borders and the encouraging of the invasion of millions of illegal immigrants has very nearly destroyed the infrastructure of the nation. His imperious disdain for constitutional guarantees was responsible for a serious incursion upon the privacy rights of U.S. citizens and left the door open to legislation that disabled the elements of a constitutional protection of the people from government tyranny.

Perhaps the biggest shame upon George W. Bush and his administration was the egregiously wrongful prosecution of the two patriot border patrol agents, Ignacios Ramos and Jose Compean. Instead of being commended for their diligent action against a criminal invader, the Bush Administration’s Attorney General, and the lackeys under his command, railroaded these two patriot officers into prison. Should there be no Bush pardon for these two wronged defenders of the law prior to his leaving office he will carry this shame to his grave.

I will say this for Mr. Bush; unlike his predecessor in office there have been, in regard to his service, no illicit affairs, no perjury charges, no spots on a dress, no renting of Lincoln’s bedroom for money, no untoward pardons and no impeachment proceedings. If, in fact, such moral lapses were present he must have been infinitely slicker than “Slick Willie” as our coon dog media was never able to sniff out such perverse activities.

One of the biggest hits that he has been subjected to was “allowing” the destruction of New Orleans by Hurricane Katrina. This shows just how ignorant political critics can be, one does not allow destruction from a natural weather event; the event just delivers the destruction. The fact that thousands of people were still in the city and that thousands of busses were corralled in parking lots, like cows in a pen, instead of being used to move people out of harms way certainly cannot be laid at the feet of George W. Bush. It was in fact the failings and ignorance of the people and of local and state officials that caused the grief and suffering in the aftermath of the storm.

George Bush didn’t corral those busses, he didn’t herd the people into the stadium where they were assaulted, raped, and murdered and he didn’t loot one place of business or one residence. It wasn’t Mr. Bush who ran away from the responsibility of protecting the people it was the individual police officers and public safety officials, and it is dead certain that he wasn’t a part of the group of snipers that murdered individuals and fired upon rescue helicopters.

States and local governments had better look to providing for the safety of their peoples independent of the big daddy in the white house and the self-knighted noblemen in congress because a serious time is on the horizon, and nothing in the constitution says that the federal government has the responsibility to take the hand of the various state and local officials - or their constituents - to lead them through cataclysmal natural events, nor to mollycoddle them, nor to save them from their own stupidity, nor to guarantee that they shall never be hungry, homeless, poor or destitute.

Despite the fact that our new self-proclaimed messiah, Barack Obama, will swear on Lincoln’s Bible to be the deliverer of a reliant, dependent, deluded, narcissistic and hedonistic people he will fail as miserably as George W. Busch ever did, perhaps worse. When an ignorant people ultimately discern that he possesses no divine qualities and is unable to save their jobs, their homes and their lavishly decadent lifestyles he will be as despised as was George W. Bush. He had better savor and delight in the present worship by an erratic and fickle people because it will be short lived.

I was interested to learn that Mr. Obama, like one of our recent previous presidents, venerates Abraham Lincoln, and has purportedly communed with his spirit. It is written that President Nixon paid a midnight visit to Lincoln’s tomb to summon a spiritual contact with the long dead sixteenth president so that he might seek his guidance and counsel. Now we have Barack Obama, the anointed of the people, who makes no secret of his worship of Abraham Lincoln. In fact he has disclosed that he has on prominent display in his office a portrait of Lincoln that has actually spoken to him. I can’t help but wonder if Lincoln’s spirit might have divulged the reason for his unleashing of General Sherman, the devil’s henchman, and his rabid union dogs upon a hapless south after the confederacy had already been vanquished and unable to mount any semblance of a defense against a horrifyingly rampage of rape, murder, looting and incendiaries, perchance Mr. Obama will enlighten us in this regard.

It comes as no surprise that the new president has no knowledge of God’s forbiddance of divination and necromancy. I would recommend to him chapter ten verses thirteen and fourteen of 1 Chronicles for some Godly instruction. That the new president confesses to talking with a portrait is troubling, there are only two possible explanations either he is communing with demonic spirits or he has crossed the road to schizophrenia. Maybe as he wanders down his soothsaying path he will be reminded of the fate of King Saul.

The day of rebuke is hard upon this nation; we are on the cusp of the day of reckoning for our mockery of God’s laws and well beyond the pale in regard to national sin. Every day of every week the level of decency, righteousness and morality descends to new lows. Murder, thievery, debauchery and crookedness are the norm rather than the exception, such behavior is the way of life of many on all levels of our society. Husbands, wives sons and daughters murder other members of their family, sometimes wiping out entire households in atrocious slaughters. Each day more sociopaths are introduced into our neighborhoods to prey upon innocents, our children must be guarded and kept off the streets and out of the malls to prevent their sexual molestation and murder. We have absolutely nothing going for us in the watchful eyes of the Eternal; this nation is around the bend and beyond saving.

“Blessed is he who permits the Word of God to judge him now, for the Word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than a twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of joint and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” --Hebrews 4:12

This nation is doomed, but there is yet hope for individuals. Seek ye Jesus the Christ and confess your sins and ask for forgiveness, then forsake old ways and place yourself in His hands, His power and His might is beyond that of puny men and earthly kingdoms. He is the Alpha and the Omega and He will be with you even unto the end of the age.

© 2009 - Jim R. Schwiesow - All Rights Reserved
Change we cannot believe in
Exclusive: Judge Roy Moore lists reasons Christians should beware of new presidency

Posted: January 21, 2009
1:00 am Eastern

By Judge Roy Moore

Barack Obama, who campaigned on "Change We Can Believe In," was sworn in as the 44th president of the United States yesterday, Jan. 20, in the most expensive inauguration in the history of our country. Despite a bleak economy and a rising unemployment rate, Obama and we the taxpayers are estimated to have spent over $150 million. That is a lot of "change," to be sure.

While many in the country were welcoming the Obamas, the incoming president was busy putting out the welcome mat for the homosexual agenda. At the "We are One" gathering at the Lincoln Memorial on the Sunday before the Inauguration, Obama invited Bishop Gene Robinson, the first openly "gay" bishop ordained in the Episcopal Church, to give the opening prayer. It seems rather strange that an event to celebrate "unity" would begin with prayer by an individual whose homosexual conduct is responsible for one of the deepest divisions in the Episcopal Church in its history, as various dioceses have severed ties with the Episcopal Church to join the more conservative international Anglican community.

But even more shocking is the fact that Bishop Robinson was asked to pray at all. When questioned about the upcoming event by the Associated Press, Robinson assured them that he would "be careful not to be especially Christian in my prayer," and – not surprisingly – that he would not use a Bible. If that is the accepted view of our new president and those attending the event, then we are indeed in for a "change," but one actually contrary to our beliefs and very destructive of our national morality. Historically, there has never been a time when Christianity has been so openly shunned and homosexuality so expressly promoted.

Our first president would have been appalled at such "change." George Washington began a long tradition of adding "so help me God" to the constitutionally required presidential oath while resting his hand on the Holy Bible. The records of the National Archives show that, after repeating the oath, Washington leaned over and reverently kissed the Bible. Unlike Robinson, Washington was careful to publicly emphasize his faith in God and His Word, not run from it.

By acknowledging his Christian faith, our first president followed the tradition of the kings and queens of England for centuries before. The law of England required that:

… the king or queen, laying his or her hand upon the holy gospels, shall say, those things which I have here before promised I will perform and keep; so help me God. And then shall kiss the book.
Washington modeled the admirable qualities of a king but governed as a servant-leader – and he frequently recognized the King of Kings in both public and private life.

Obama has not only chosen an open homosexual to open an historic event with prayer, he plans to promote homosexuality in other ways. Obama has proposed expanding federal "hate crimes" statutes to include "sexual orientation," supported adoption rights for homosexuals, and opposed a constitutional ban on same-sex "marriage." Obama seems determined to force change that only radical homosexuals can believe in, even in our military.

Every president is not only the chief executive of the federal government, but he is also commander in chief of the Armed Forces. When George Washington led the Army, he recognized the destructive influence of homosexuality in the military. Washington's public dismissal of Lt. Enslin from the Army for attempted sodomy comported with a "longstanding element of military law" that is still reflected in the current military code, 10 U.S.C. § 654:

The presence in the armed forces of persons who demonstrate a propensity or intent to engage in homosexual acts would create an unacceptable risk to the high standards of morals, good order and discipline, and unit cohesion that are the essence of military capability.
But Obama is planning to repeal the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy of the Clinton administration, which although a concession to homosexuals, still recognized the prohibition against homosexuals in the military. Instead, Obama intends to enforce a policy of "non-discrimination" in favor of those who practice homosexuality.

Unfortunately for Obama, the majority of those who now serve in the military disagree with his pro-homosexual policy. According to a 2007 Military Times poll, 59 percent of active-duty military personnel said that they did not think that those who openly professed homosexuality should be allowed to serve in the military. The Center for Military Readiness in 2008 claimed that Obama's change in policy would force heterosexual and homosexual soldiers to cohabitate around the clock in conditions of little or no privacy, causing "unprecedented harm to discipline, morale, recruiting and readiness."

In other controversial issues like abortion, Obama has been equally offensive. In 2008 he stated that he would not want his daughters "punished with a baby" if they had an unplanned pregnancy. He has threatened, as one of his first acts in office, to pass the Freedom of Choice Act, a radical pro-abortion law that would wipe away any state or federal restriction on abortion or its taxpayer funding and establish abortion as a "fundamental right."

Much change has come to America with the inauguration of Barack Obama, but for Bible-believing Christians it is not change we could ever believe in.
For now the ground war is over, but another one in the media begins.
Posted: Wednesday, January 21, 2009
- written by jerry golden


Hamas is saying they won because they survived; of course hiding in holes in houses full of families and children is the only way they know to survive. They came out of their holes when they felt safe and fired rockets at our cities then quickly went back into their holes with no regard for the retaliation of the IDF hitting that spot that they fired from. They knew of course it would cause many civilian causalities but even that was and is their plan in order to get the CFR controlled media to condemn Israel.

But for 8 years the UN and for the most part the world’s Medias didn’t condemn Hamas for shooting rockets on a daily basis into our towns and villages. Where children were being killed and injured, having several times daily to run for bomb shelters in fear of their lives. The UN never called that a war crime or a crime against humanity. You see there are two standards one for the rest of the world and one for the Jews. And as we watch anti-Semitism spiral out of control throughout Europe and around the world we will hear more and more the cry to destroy Israel and kill the Jews. The people of the world are being brainwashed and slowing coming to the wrong conclusion that if somehow Israel would just disappear the threat of Islam would go away and everyone would live happy every after.

God has good news for Israel and that is to say that He chose the Jews as His people, and He will be their God and He will protect them, that He called them back to the Land He promised our forefathers as an ever lasting covenant. The sovereignty of God cannot be questioned, His Word cannot be questioned and it is His Will that will be done. It makes no difference how many self appointed so-called Prophets say Israel will be destroyed; Israel will be here to see the Messiah Yeshua’s return. And God is not finished gathering His people the Jews back to this Land. And somehow, someway the two sticks will come together, there is changes in the air and each of us have one very important obligation and that is to be obedient to God’s calling on our lives.

We are praying here in Israel that the UN, EU and USA will not rebuild Hamas but help us build a peaceful society in Gaza that will realize that Hamas is their enemy as well. It has troubled me to see once again that the US has stopped Israel from finishing off its enemy. I saw it happen in 1982 when the US 6th fleet rescued Arafat and his PLO terrorist in Lebanon and took them to Tunis to regroup and fight another day. Again I watched as the IDF had to be pulled out of Gaza before finishing the task before them in order not to offend the Obama inauguration. It becomes more obvious that the powers to be do not want the enemies of Israel to be destroyed; it is known that these same powers prosper by waging wars around the world, as the motto of the Illuminati is to bring order out of chaos.

But there is a greater Power and He has His plan and Israel plays a big part in that plan. For it’s God who is preparing this ministry to rescue Jews as they begin to flee out of Europe and other parts of the world. As limited as we are we will do all we can to fulfill God commission on us. God has put together this part of the Body of Messiah for the purpose of blessing the Apple of His Eye. I’ve been told by many that I should travel and speak on every program that will invite me in order to raise the needed finances to buy the larger boat or possibly even a ship. But that is not what I hear from God. For it is God who will bring the parts of His Body to this Ministry and the only way I have of reaching that part of the Body is by this means. We are not all called to the same Ministry, there are thousands of needed and wonderful God inspired Ministries around the world, but this one takes a special calling from God for we are talking about the Apple of His Eye, we are talking about Jerusalem.

Connie and I will be traveling to Turkey over the next few days, we are asking for your prayers as this is a very important trip, we will be traveling through the mountains of Turkey and we will also be taking care of the final arrangements of the work on the boat now on dry dock. This is a costly trip and tens of thousands of dollars are now needed to move this ministry forward. We will also be looking at larger boats capable of carrying over a hundred across the Med to Israel. It’s by faith we are shopping, for we do not have the money to make any deals with the sellers.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem, for our son Joel and all the IDF soldiers. Pray for this Ministry and your part in it.

Shalom, jerry golden


The Golden Reort

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


2009-01-20 -- Commentary by Reverend Bill Keller, Founder of

Today is the inauguration of our 44th president, Barack Hussein Obama. As I’ve watched the festivities in Washington and around the country over the past few days, it has been a huge reminder just how spiritually bankrupt and blind our nation really is.

In accordance with scripture, I’ll be praying each morning for our new president. I’ll pray that Barack Hussein Obama will turn his heart to God and surrender his life to Jesus Christ. I’ll pray for the Obama family's safety and that God will watch over them. And I encourage and ask everyone to join me each morning in lifting up our new president, Barack Hussein Obama in prayer.

Four years ago, half of the nation put its hope in a man who made promises to lead this nation on the key spiritual issues of the day, those that had been robbing us of God's blessings. Today, we’ll swear in our next president; but he has not only promised to lead this nation in further rebellion to God on the key spiritual issues of our day, I have no doubt that he’ll fulfill these promises.

Our new president has vowed to sign into law the Freedom of Choice Act to insure abortion is available in all fifty states at any stage of the pregnancy, right up to the moment of the child’s birth. Barack Hussein Obama will advocate American tax dollars to be spent around the world to help slaughter innocent babies in foreign countries.

Under Barack Hussein Obama, the radical homosexual agenda flourish. Look for gay marriage to be legalized in more states. Look for adoption by same sex couples to be opened up in all fifty states. By the end of 2009, there’ll be hate speech laws on our books, making it illegal to preach against the sin of homosexuality. And the inaugural event on Sunday at the Lincoln Memorial was desecrated by an unrepentant practicing homosexual Bishop in the Episcopal Church giving the invocation.

Radical homosexual groups in this nation are on the march, having planned to host a pig orgy at a major Washington hotel as part of the inaugural celebration. Google the phrase pig orgy, and witness with your own eyes how they’d planned to celebrate. It was only because outraged citizens found out about it that the hotel was forced to cancel the event. Sin knows no bounds!

Israel has every right to be very worried about our new president. Like past presidents, Barack Hussein Obama is all for giving away part of the land God gave to the children of Israel to her sworn enemies. He had a Muslim with ties to the terrorist group Hamas give the opening prayer at one of this weekend’s inaugural events. And Muslims worldwide are already celebrating the fact that one of their own now occupies 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

The biggest issue our nation faces is the economy. Anyone who thinks President Barack Hussein Obama is going to solve this problem hasn't got a clue. If he really cared about the middle class as he claims, he wouldn't have allowed $150 million to be spent on his own inauguration. He has no real answers to our economic problems; this is because it is not really an economic problem, but a spiritual one!

Unless this nation repents, turns from its sins, and turns back to God and His truth, we will continue to feel His chastisement and punishment, and ultimately His full wrath and judgment.

I want to share with you my invocation at today's inauguration. This is the prayer Rick Warren might be praying if he weren’t more a marketer than a minister, more a businessman than a bishop, more a politician than a prophet.

"Almighty God, hear the humble pleas of your people today. Oh God, we have no right to even ask for your blessings on this day. We are a wicked and sinful people. We slaughter four thousand innocent lives every twenty-four hours. We’ve made a mockery of your holy institution of marriage and the family. While claiming to be a friend to Israel, we have cursed your chosen people by plotting with her enemies. We’ve forsaken you for every false god and idol man has created out of his rebellious mind.”

“For all of these gross indiscretions we can only ask your forgiveness. We ask your blessings on our incoming president and his family. Oh God, I pray that they will surrender their hearts and lives to you and that they will be guided by the only truth there is, your holy word. May this nation today recognize that we are totally dependent upon you and that our blessings come from above as we faithfully and obediently follow and honor you with our lives. May we turn back to you and the truth of your word and ask you to bless us as we do. In the name that is above all names, the only name by which men are saved, the name of the savior of the world, Jesus Christ, amen."

Bill Keller



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By Dr. Edwin Vieira, Jr., Ph.D., J.D.
January 20, 2009

Now is the time for “the good People of these Colonies” (as the Declaration of Independence styled patriots in those days) to embrace prudence ahead of all other virtues. Because if “the good People” of “the several States” make a mistake at this critical juncture in the course of human events, they may never have another chance.

The Internet has been awash with outrage and verbally violent attacks on the General Government’s and the Federal Reserve System’s various bail-outs of special interests sinking under loads of unmanageable debt. But notwithstanding that these broadsides have been fully justifiable in Natural Law, constitutional law, statutory law, morality, and just plain common sense, had they been successful in sinking the bail-outs entirely they might have proven to be politically counterproductive, and very dangerously so.

After all, the bail-outs constitute only the political-cum-financial crime families’ “Plan A”. “Plan B” would have come into play had the bail-outs been rejected, the financial markets collapsed, and America been hurled into economic, political, and social chaos as a result (and remains ready for that eventuality in the future). It calls for the imposition of a para-militarized national police state controlled by the Department of Homeland Security. So, the crime families were set up to win no matter what happened: If Americans did not roll over for financial fascism in the form of bail-outs today, they would be confronted with the jack-booted variety in the form of black-uniformed, beetle-browed thugs toting machine guns throughout their towns tomorrow.

Then, after a sufficient interval of impoverishment and oppression, hunger and humiliation, Americans would be offered “Plan C”. It promises both a new, “stable” currency—the Amero (or whatever they end up calling it)—in exchange for Americans’ worthless Federal Reserve Notes, and relaxation of the worst of the police-state brutality accompanying the implementation of “Plan B”. But it also requires Americans to surrender their sovereignty to the supra-national North American Union (or some other entity of that ilk)—which will mark the end of the line for this country.

The dilemma for America is that, as far as the crime families are concerned, the projected results of “Plan A” by itself, or of “Plan B” and “Plan C” if (or more likely when) “Plan A” fails, are equally acceptable. They have figured out ways to maintain their political and economic power, and to maximize their profits, whichever road events compel them to travel.

But what about everyone else? Must common Americans be losers no matter what? Or should they take counsel from, and plan actions based upon, the maxim that “it takes a crooked stick to beat a mad dog”? After all, if Americans do acquiesce with ostensible docility in the crime families’ “Plan A”, the markets may very well appear to stabilize for a little while. During that time, under the goad of increasing economic stringencies—for the implementation of “Plan A” will be very costly to the average man—perhaps Americans in a critical mass will fully awaken and mobilize themselves in organizations with legal authority and the ability to exercise that authority to enforce the Constitution and laws of this country. Thus, by temporarily acquiescing in “Plan A”, Americans may be able to buy the time necessary to prepare to fend off “Plan B”, and therefore both “Plan C” and the residuum of “Plan A” as well, and then return their country to something approaching a limited constitutional government and a free market. (Don Michael Corleone expressed this tactic in the following way: “Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer!”)

Of course, following such a strategy will be expensive. Buying time in the face of danger, to make up for an absence of prior preparation, always is. But the alternative probably would be even more expensive, and worse yet irreversible. Besides, if Americans can win back their country, will the crime families be allowed to keep their ill-gotten gains? Or will the law take its due course against them? Can you spell R...I...C...O?

True enough, following a strategy that initially serves the crime families’ interests entails significant risk if it fails. For, in the long run (and that may prove not to be very long at all), “Plan A” cannot maintain economic stability. All too soon, the bail-outs will likely catapult the Federal Reserve System into hyperinflation, followed by depression, accompanied by major societal breakdowns and massive, probably violent civil unrest. Then come into play “Plan B” and “Plan C” with the inexorability of a rising sun at dawn and a setting one at dusk. But the risk from having scuttled “Plan A” outright, thus precipitating “Plan B” before America has even a chance to prepare to resist, is even greater.

Patriots must also consider the possibility that the crime families actually were willing for Congress to reject the first steps in “Plan A” under the pressure of mass protests, so that when the markets collapsed they could blame the imposition of their police state on the mule-headedness of the dissidents. Particularly when so many of those dissidents are patriots, constitutionalists, civil libertarians, proponents of the free market, “gold bugs”, and other clear-sighted people whom the big media can demonize in the eyes of a population consisting largely of political zombies driven to desperation by economic disaster. (Recall the “Hate” sessions Big Brother regularly stirred up in Orwell’s 1984.) No one should ever discount the crime families’ deviousness. They, too, know that “fools rush in where wise men never go”, and how to take advantage of such rashness.

Well, then, assuming that it may be wise for Americans temporarily to acquiesce in “Plan A”, what should they do during the period of time their acquiescence will buy? Why not revitalize “the Militia of the several States”, which the Constitution declares to be “necessary to the security of a free State”—and never more necessary than right now? Why not, indeed? What else can America do that could be more important for her survival as “a free State”? If someone can propose any other course of action capable of mobilizing tens of millions of Americans for collective action with full constitutional authority, and outside of the phoney “two” political parties and the Establishment’s other political control-mechanisms, please speak up now, or forever hold your peace. Because time is fast running out, even as you read these words.

Perhaps now, as the bills for a “funny-money” economy start coming due in the form of serial gargantuan bail-outs, you are becoming sorry that quite some time ago, when certain columns posted on proposed revitalization of the Militia as the number-one priority in this age of collapsing monetary and banking systems, you yawned and went back to sleep.

It is useless to be sorry at this juncture. Now is the time for action while the window of opportunity still remains open—so that you will not have to be even sorrier in the future.

Monday, January 19, 2009


By Berit Kjos

January 19, 2009

"[Obama] can give new impetus to American foreign policy partly because the reception of him is so extraordinary around the world. His task will be to develop an overall strategy for America in this period when, really, a new world order can be created. It's a great opportunity, it isn't just a crisis.'[1] Henry Kissinger

“Hitler’s aim was first to move the masses and then, having pried them loose from their traditional loyalties and moralities, to impose upon them (with the hypnotized consent of the majority) a new authoritarian order of his own devising."[2] Aldous Huxley, Brave New World Revisited, 1958

"Until last week, Carol M. Browner, President-elect Barack Obama's pick as global warming czar, was listed as one of 14 leaders of a socialist group's Commission for a Sustainable World Society [Socialist International], which calls for 'global governance' and says rich countries must shrink their economies...."[3]

"...when you remove God from a society, you remove the basis for a moral code...."[4] John Noble, "I Found God in Soviet Russia"

One of my early memories of post-war Norway was a shadowy concern about Russia -- our neighbor in the arctic north. Stalin coveted Norway's frost-free ports (warmed by the Gulf Stream), and many feared the snarling bear on our border.

In contrast, the British press ignored Stalin's atrocities. In his Introduction to "Animal Farm," George Orwell decried the cowardly refusal of British publishers to criticize Communism -- or to publish his book:

" was obvious that there would be great difficulty in getting it published .... One publisher actually started by accepting the book, but after making the preliminary arrangements he decided to consult the Ministry of Information [which apparently] warned him... against publishing it. Here is an extract from his letter:

" might be regarded as something which it was highly ill-advised to publish at the present time. If the fable were addressed generally to dictators and dictatorships at large then publication would be all right, but the fable does follow... so completely the progress of the Russian Soviets and their two dictators, that it can apply only to Russia.... Another thing: it would be less offensive if the predominant caste in the fable were not pigs. ... I think the choice of pigs as the ruling caste will no doubt give offence to many people, and particularly to anyone who is a bit touchy, as undoubtedly the Russians are."[5]

It would surely have offended British Communist! By 1943, Marxism had gained much favor in England, Russia was an ally in the war against Hitler, and Fabian socialism had become a powerful political movement among British elites. Like Antonio Gramsci's more subtle form of Communism, the Fabians encouraged gradualism, infiltration and deception rather than bloody revolutions.[6]

This socialist movement fanned out across Europe and into America under the lofty banner of solidarity and common good. Since those two ideals are rarely defined or candidly explained, few understand what they actually imply. Ponder this brief summary of their new meanings:

1. SOLIDARITY: Diverse people trained to find "common ground." (The "diversity" is needed to undermine the old values) The "common vision" and new values required for this planned solidarity are most effectively planted in minds through strategic propaganda and facilitated group dialogue blending opposing views into an evolving consensus. Aldous Huxley describes the results in "Brave New World Revisited,"

"Assembled in a crowd, people lose their powers of reasoning and their capacity for moral choice. Their suggestibility is increased to the point where they cease to have any judgment or will of their own. ... they are subject to sudden excesses of rage, enthusiasm and panic. In a word, a man in a crowd behaves as though he had swallowed a large dose of some powerful intoxicant.'”[7]

2. COMMON GOOD: The driving vision of solidarity. American individualism must yield to collective thinking and action. Personal "good" must yield to the "good" of the collective -- including redistribution of resources. Though it sounds compassionate, this process destroyed both Russia's middle class and personal incentive. It left everyone equally poor -- except elite rulers who controlled everything.

Yet, socialist change agents still believe that with a bit more psychology, sociology, surveillance and assessments — all part of today's re-education — the dream can be accomplished. But they are wrong! Whether subtle or coercive, the march toward global solidarity will bring terror and totalitarianism, not peace and plenty. And it will surely raise hostility toward Christianity, which is incompatible with the rising socialist system. As Marx and Engels wrote in "The Communist Manifesto" (1848):

"...communism abolishes eternal truths... and all morality, instead of constituting them on a new basis; it therefore acts in contradiction to all past historical experience....

"The Communists... openly declare that their ends can be attained only by the forcible overthrow of all existing social conditions."[8]

Today such change is gradual and alluring rather than forceful and alarming. Influential "pied pipers" like Rick Warren speed the process. According to "Christianity Today," Rick Warren is pleased to share Obama's inauguration platform with Bishop Gene Robinson, a homosexual who has promised to give the prayer without using a Bible. Complimenting Obama, Warren said,

"President-elect Obama has again demonstrated his genuine commitment to bringing all Americans of goodwill together in search of common ground."[9]


Since the dawn of time and history, man's hope for peace has been shattered by vanity, greed, envy, hatred, violence and war. When people reject God's grace and moral guidelines, only the fear of reprisals can shape a semblance of order and unity. This illusion of peace is maintained by fear, not freedom -- by manipulating feelings, not teaching facts. As Aldous Huxley wrote,

"To be successful a propagandist must learn how to manipulate these instincts and emotions.... Twenty years before Madison Avenue embarked upon 'Motivational Research,' Hitler was systematically exploring and exploiting the secret fears and hopes, the cravings, anxieties and frustrations of the German masses....

"'All effective propaganda,' Hitler wrote, 'must be confined to a few bare necessities and then must be expressed in a few stereotyped formulas.' These stereotyped formulas must be constantly repeated, for 'only constant repetition will finally succeed in imprinting an idea upon the memory of a crowd.'”

"Propaganda... teaches us to accept as self-evident matters about which it would be reasonable to suspend our judgment or to feel doubt. The aim of the demagogue is to create social coherence under his own leadership."[7]

The cruelties of totalitarianism are documented by John Noble in his book, "I found God in Soviet Russia." Trapped in East Germany by the Russian occupying forces in 1945, the 21-year-old Noble was imprisoned without trial. Through years of starvation and relocations, he finally ended up in a slave-labor camp in arctic Russia. There, in the midst of horrible suffering, he would encourage others to trust God for strength to persevere.

After his miraculous release ten years later, he described the decadence of the ravaging Russian armies that occupied East Germany until 1990:

"I had begun to discover, during those first few months of Russian occupation... what man without God can come to. Although I could not then comprehend why the Russians conducted themselves as they did, the dreadful events of Black Sunday in Dresden, May 6, 1945, gave me my first inkling of the moral erosion that had taken place among the Soviet people.

"Under cover of darkness, neighbors continued to slip over to our house for refuge. The tales they had to tell made us sick. Several of the women were hysterical.... Their lust spent in rape, the Red soldiers turned to looting...."[4]

Lust and lawlessness! These timeless signs of man's depravity apart from God have already permeated our post-Christian culture! Consider the planned homosexual "pig-sex" orgy at Washington, D.C.'s Double-Day Hotel during Obama's inauguration festivities![10]

Sickening as it sounds, the recent assaults on innocent Jewish citizens in Europe and America are just as disturbing. What a way to start the new year! The Western world, which proclaims justice and tolerance for all, was suddenly swept up in a wave of mass rage that brought memories of racist lynchings and the medieval Inquisition. Author Mark Steyn documents some of the atrocities in his recent article, "The 'oldest hatred' lives, from Gaza to Florida:"

"In Toronto, anti-Israel demonstrators yell 'You are the brothers of pigs!,' and a protester complains to his interviewer that 'Hitler didn't do a good job.'

"In Fort Lauderdale, Palestinian supporters sneer at Jews, 'You need a big oven, that's what you need!'

"In Amsterdam, the crowd shouts, 'Hamas, Hamas! Jews to the gas!'

"In Toulouse [France] a synagogue is firebombed... a Jewish man is savagely assaulted by 20 youths taunting, 'Palestine will kill the Jews.'... a Jewish schoolgirl is brutally beaten by a gang jeering, 'Jews must die.'

"In Brussels, a Molotov cocktail is hurled at a synagogue; in Antwerp, lit rags are pushed through the mail flap of a Jewish home."[11]

Never mind the legal innocence of these Jewish civilians in Europe. Under the twisted sense of justice that accompanies such hatred, selective ethnic guilt is once again a reality in collective minds. So while Jews are attacked with abandon, few dare criticize Muslims, Hindus or homosexuals and risk the social reprisals for politically incorrect expressions. What does this tell us about the rising New World Order?


There are many kinds of "Jews" and "Christians" these days. While most drift with the compromising currents in today's amoral world, others stand firm on the unchanging Scriptures they love. While the latter are viewed as misfits, President-Elect Obama's view of "Christianity" fits right into the vision of global solidarity:

“I believe there are many paths to the same place, and that is a belief that there is a higher power, a belief that we are connected as a people."[12]

Christians who avoid those merging paths are likely to face the world's wrath. Uncompromising commitment to God makes no sense to those who don't know Him! So the world tries to explain it in their own misleading terms. As Pastor Rick Warren told Stephen Colbert,

"A fundamentalist is somebody who stops listening. There are fundamentalist Christians, fundamentalist Jews, fundamentalist Muslims.... It's an attitude that doesn't listen to anyone else."[13]

That's not true, unless you define "listen" as the process toward dialectical consensus, which many do. In that context, Warren's strange statement in a 2006 article in "The Philadelphia Inquirer" makes sense:

"Warren predicts that fundamentalism, of all varieties, will be 'one of the big enemies of the 21st century.' ... 'Muslim fundamentalism, Christian fundamentalism, Jewish fundamentalism....'"[14]

In a May 2005 interview with the Pew Forum on Religion, Warren defined this persistent "enemy:"

"... they are such a minority; there aren't that many Fundamentalists left in America ... Now the word 'fundamentalist' actually comes from a document in the 1920s called the Five Fundamentals of the Faith. And it is a very legalistic, narrow view of Christianity."[15]

That "legalistic, narrow view" is God-given faith in these five essential Truths: (1) the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, (2) the virgin birth, (3) His atonement for sin through the cross, (4) His resurrection, and (5) the inerrancy of His Word. But those fundamentals are no longer acceptable in many churches. As Jesus said,

"...because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.... If they persecuted Me they will persecute you... for they do not know the One who sent Me." John 15:19-21

One such martyr was Ivan [Vanya] Moiseyev, an eighteen-year-old Christian inducted into the Russian Red Army in 1970. Two years later he was tortured to death by Communist commanders for gently refusing to deny His Lord. Apart from God's sustaining grace during the years of unthinkable torture, he would have died much earlier. Perhaps this glimpse of Ivan's response to the first sign of hostility will remind us of the joy of following Jesus -- no matter what the cost!

" was incredible to him [a Red Army Sergeant] that any Soviet youth could have been so thoroughly poisoned by religion.

"Zalivako was not finished. 'It is evident that you resist teaching, Moiseyev, and the advice of your superiors. That is a concern to me. You are in need of a lesson. Since you are fond of praying on your knees, I shall give you an opportunity for constructive socialist labor in that position. You are to wash the barrack’s drill hall and all the corridors on your knees.... You will work all night. Perhaps an exercise of this nature, and before your comrades, might help to persuade you to be teachable. You will have opportunity to consider if you wish to cling to your anti-Soviet views.'...

"...the news of a believer in the unit had passed through the whole company.... Fast upon the first story came the second, that the Polit-Ruk had set Moiseyev to scrubbing the enormous barrack hall with a small hand brush and a bucket.

"Incredibly, he was in good humor, singing and smiling as he worked in spite of continuous interruptions by officers who called him into their offices to harass him. By lunch, soldiers were drifting into the hall... watching him work, listening to the quiet hymns he sang with such evident joy. He was a mystery."[16]


1, Kissinger: Obama primed to create 'New World Order'
2, Brave New World Revisited
3, Obama climate czar has socialist ties
4, John Noble, I Found God in Soviet Russia (New York, St. Martin's Press, 1959), pps. 29-30.
5, George Orwell, Introduction to Animal Farm
6, Treason in the Church: Trading Truth for a "Social Gospel"
7, Aldous Huxley, Brave New World Revisited
8, Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels: The Communist Manifesto, 1848.
9, Warren Affirms Obama's 'Desire to be President of Every Citizen
10, This event was cancelled after the public outcry.
11, Mark Steyn, "The 'oldest hatred' lives, from Gaza to Florida
12, Cal Thomas, "Obama is no Joshua," June 16, 2008 [From a 2004 interview with Chicago Sun-Times religion editor Cathleen Falsani for her book, The God Factor. (See also Obama's Acceptance Speech.)
13, Stephen Colbert
14, Paul Nussbaum, "The purpose-driven pastor," 01-08-2006, Page A01, The Philadelphia Inquirer, PA.
15, May 2005 interview between Rick Warren and the Pew Forum on Religion
16, Myrna Grant, Vanya (Altamont Springs, Florida: Creation House, 1974), pps 39-40.

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The Only Thing We Have to Fear . . . is Obama.

by Fred Barnes
01/26/2009, Volume 014, Issue 18

Barack Obama is the apostle of hope. But he also arouses the flipside of hope--fear. And while the fear he stirs may turn out to be unfounded, it's not irrational. People don't know who Obama really is or where his ideological center of gravity rests, to the extent it rests anywhere. He was a liberal in the Senate and the campaign, a centrist in the transition, and who knows what he'll be as president. He's elusive.

I count four separate fears. Whether he's a crypto-Marxist is not one of them. Neither is the absurd fear that he's secretly a Muslim, even a closet jihadist. Nor is the groundless claim Obama was actually born outside the United States and isn't really an American citizen. Forget all those. They're nonstarters.

He doesn't know what he's talking about. This is a legitimate fear. Obama throws around numbers like confetti. In the campaign, he said he would create 1 million jobs. After the election, he put out a plan he said would produce up to 3 million jobs. Then in a radio address on January 10, he said the number could reach 4.1 million and said 500,000 would be jobs in the alternative energy field, 200,000 in health care. Does he really believe he can achieve this? The fear is that he might.

"Social Security, we can solve," he told the Washington Post last week. Really? President Bush, freshly reelected, promoted Social Security reform in 2005 and got nowhere. Certainly Obama was no help. Obama "said his administration will begin confronting the issues of entitlement reform and long-term budget deficits soon after it jump-starts job growth and the stock market," the Post reported. When will this happen? Not next year or next summer but next month when he convenes a "fiscal responsibility summit."

Obama is smart, Ivy League-educated, and able to discuss issues knowledgeably and intelligently. He's put together a strong staff. The same was often said of Bill Clinton. Brains and advanced degrees, though they thrill Washington's journalistic elite, aren't enough. Clinton didn't have a magic wand and neither does Obama. True, reality often creeps in. Obama initially aimed to shut down Guantánamo instantly. Later his aides said it might take a year. Last week, Obama told the Post he'd consider it a failure if the prison hadn't been closed by the end of his first term.

He's a pushover. Who's tougher, Senate majority leader Harry Reid and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi or Obama? The fear is that Reid and Pelosi are. Indeed they act like they are. Reid told ex-senator Joe Biden, Obama's vice president, he's not welcome at meetings of the Senate Democratic caucus. Neither Reid nor Pelosi is cautious about ramming the liberal agenda through Congress. Pelosi wants to raise taxes now, in the teeth of the recession.

As a senator, Obama never bucked his party, its leaders, or a single liberal interest group. In the 2007 debate over immigration reform, Obama voted for every amendment pushed by liberal lobbyists, though if they'd passed, the amendments would have jeopardized the emergence of a bipartisan majority. The legislation died for other reasons.

Obama's allegiance to organized labor has been unflagging. He co-sponsored "card check" legislation allowing labor to set up unions without winning elections by secret ballot. He's still for it, despite its unpopularity and diminished prospects of passage. When he met last week with Mexican president Felipe Calderón, Obama said he wants to "upgrade" the North American Free Trade Agreement. Renegotiating NAFTA is a top priority of labor leaders, but Mexico, Canada, and most economists fear it would reduce trade and stir alarm about a wave of protectionism.

He's another Jimmy Carter on foreign and national security policy. Carter had misplaced confidence in his ability to bend anyone, including dictators, to his view through persuasion. He was a talker, not a doer. A year after he met with Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev, Carter was shocked when Brezhnev ordered an invasion of Afghanistan. His talks with North Korea led to a treaty on nuclear weapons that the North Koreans soon violated. Carter was surprised again.

Obama's willingness to meet with dictators or other anti-American leaders has raised the Carter fear. He sometimes talks about diplomacy as if it's a panacea, a surefire way to solve the world's problems. On the other hand, Obama is committed to sending more American troops to Afghanistan to fight the Taliban and al Qaeda. And he's backed away from a rapid withdrawal from Iraq now that a status of forces agreement has been reached. Perhaps the fear of Carter redux is exaggerated.

Obama has nerves of jello. This fear may be unfair, since there's no evidence one way or other as to how he might react in a crisis. David Shribman of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette wrote that Obama "possesses an enviable inner calm." Maybe, maybe not. What Obama does have is an enviable outer calm. Inside, he may be wracked with doubts and anxiety as he takes over the presidency. We don't know. The problem is he's never had to make a truly tough decision.

Presidents with strong nerves are decisive. They don't balk at unpopular decisions. They are willing to make people angry. President Bush had strong nerves. President Clinton, who passed up a chance to eliminate Osama bin Laden, did not. Obama is a people pleaser, a trait not normally associated with nerves of steel.

We'll soon discover if any of these fears has merit. Obama made a series of clever moves during the transition, reaching out to conservatives and picking evangelical pastor Rick Warren to give the invocation at the inauguration. But these were cost-free, ephemeral, and didn't reveal much. What Obama does as president will tell us all we need to know.

Fred Barnes is executive editor of THE WEEKLY STANDARD.