Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Christian Entertainers Say 'Enough is Enough'

Full page ad in USA Today 9/17/07 paid for by The Miracle Thaeter in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.
"We are the actors, singers, dancers, crew and managers...We, along with thousands of other Christians in the entertainmetn industry, know our talents come from God, and we take offense when His name is battered and bruised by people through the media."

What upset them was Kathy Griffin's acceptance speech for her Emmy award.
She said that, "A lot of people come up here and thank Jesus for this award. I want you to know that no one had less to do with this award than Jesus."

Then she uttered this blasphemy: S**k it, Jesus. This award is my god now."

"Over 2,000 years ago, Jesus was mocked and few stood up for Him. We at the Miracle Theater consider it an honor to stand for Jesus today. We may never win a national award. We may never be household names. We may never be seen in Hollywood. Although others may choose to use their national platform to slander our God, we are honored as professional entertainers to stande for Christ.

Beneath a large group photograph of four rows of the stalwarts, some clad in Biblical raiment, appears this identification.

"We are the Miracle Theater -- Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. The mission of the Miracle Theater is to present faith-based family entertainment through live theatrical productions revealing the person of Jesus Christ as The Living Word of God.

You can cheer them on at (865) 428-7469.


Vitamin B-12 gets nod to aid chemotherapy

In Jacob Goldstein's Health Journal column in the Wall Street Journal, he writes of medical science approval of some alternative treatments for cancer.
Vitamin B 12 and folic acid are recommended by medical science not to treat the disease itself but to treat the often debilitat ing effects of cancer and cancer treatment.
Acupuncture also gets the nod from oncologists as an alternative addition.

I take 5000 mcg of B-12 daily. A rasperry flavored sublingual lozenge that dissolves under the tongue. It has boosted my energy and improved my memory. Doctors give pregnant women B-12 shots. (I got them regularly for my four pregnancies.) I hear some socialites get B-12 shots from their medicine men. Masseur Paul Oleck, who also specializes in reflexology, is my twice-a-week massage therapist (He works on increasing mobility in my arms and tecommended B-12 in the higher dosage because he takes it himself.)
Paul declares that swallowing a pill is not nearly as effective as letting the tasty lozenge dissolve in the mouth. He says it goes right to the bloodstream.

My octegenarian and nonegenarian friends are now taking Solaray B-12 5000 mcg. every day and say they can feel some improvement. Paul gets it at the Vitamin Shoppe. Costs about $10 FOR A 30-DAY SUPPLY.

Seek more information from National Cancer Institute, National Center for Complementary
and Alternative Medicine and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

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Friday, September 14, 2007

Heed Paul Harvey on Iraq

Regardless of where you stand on teh issue of the U.S. ionvolvement in Iraq, here's a sobering statistic. THere has been a monhtly avreage of 160,000 troops in the Iraq theatre of operations during the last 22 months, and 2,867 deaths.

That gives a firearm death rate of 60 per 100,000 soldiers. The firearm death rate

in Washington, DC is 80.6 per 100,000 persons for the same period.

That means you are about 25% more likely to be shot and killed in the U.S. capital than you are in Iraq.

Conclusion: The U.S. should pull out of Washington.


Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Letterman cuts up on Oprah show

David Letterman, appearing Sept.10 on the season premiere of "The Oprah Show" brought a taste of his own show -- one of his top 10 Reasons I Love Oprah."

No. 10: She smells great.
No. 9: Without her, we would have never known that quack Dr. Phil
No. 8: She helped me start my wildly popular D magazine.
No. 7: We're yoga buddies.
No. 6: Oprah's incredibly busy, yet she always finds time to ignore my calls.
No. 5: She agreed to validate my parking.
No. 4: Taught me how to launder money in the Cayman Islands.
No. 3: Anytime I'm in Chicago, she lets me crash on her couch.
No. 2: Oprah gave me my first post-surgery sponge bath.
No. 1: She's giving everybody in today's audience a new house.

So much for their much-publicized rift. Manipulations courtesy of the Thought Police. Media management maneuvered by publicity agents.


Huge US Postal rates jump for SMALL publications

"For 63 years, we have brought invaluable news and information to our readers around the country. This rate hike threatens HUMAN EVENTS' future."

Editor Jed Babbin writes, "As closely as we watch Congress and the White House, the US Postal Service has hit us hard, with a huge and unexpected rate increase that --- wonder of wonders -- affects small publications such as HUMAN EVENTS but not big ones such as TIME magazine.
Just so you understand how large an increase we're talking about here, our per copy postal rate will shootup by 16.86%. Then, for kicks, the Board of Governors added a 'container fee,' which brings the total cost addition to 20.6&. It's a cost increase that only a liberal could love.'

It will cost him a whopping $120,000 extrar per year to deliver the weekly to its subscribers. The editor thinks this rate increase not only threatens the future of HE but any small publication risks going out of business.

"The clever executives from Time Warner and other big media companies are the ones who proposed the details of this new increase in the first place. Think of it as earmarks for them, taxes for us.

"Maybe they read the report on how conservative radio is unfairly popular, published by members of the Center for American Progress. Maybe they heard liberal New York Democratic Sen. Hillary Clinton's heartwarming speech about fighting the 'Republican machine.' Maybe they were bored."

HUMAN EVENTS always has sniffed for corruption, a meat-and-potatoes kind of national newspaper based in Washington, long before 'spin and sin'. Donations to help HE defray the cos of the rate hike are being sought in a very genteel manner. Mom-and-pop shops bit the dust to make way for the big guys. The liberal media echo chamber seeks to silence dissent.

Above the editor's column is a cartoon that captures the latest political headline grabber.
It shows a seated Demo donkey crying its eyes out. Across the table sits Karl Rove.
The Dem cartoon balloon says "I can't believe you're leaving, Karl. I hate you soooooo much.
I wanna hate YOU!!" Rove's balloon overhead says "There, there. I'm sure you'll find plenty of other decent people to hate."


Where black and brown collide

"In the rarified world of naitonal politiics (and in America's even more other-worldly universities) blacks and Latinos tend to be lumped togethr in what Nicolas Vaca, a California lawyer calls a 'presumed alliance'.

Last month Barack Obama assured a Hispanic conference that such a bond existed...On the streets of America's cities. Some rather less lofty attitudes seem apparent.

"We're being overrun," says Ted Hayes of Choose Black America, which has led anti-immigration marches in south-central Los Angeles. "The companeros have taken all the housing. If you don't speak Spanish, they turn you down for jobs. Our children are jumped upon in schools. They are trying to drive us out."

This I gleaned from The London Economist, which does not print news first viewed through a liberal looking glass.

It points out that one third of blacks believe immigrants take jobs from Americans -- more than any other group. A survey done in Durham, NC found that 59 percent of Latinos believed "few or almost no blacks were hard-working and a similar proportion reckoned few or almost none could be trusted."

Here's my take on immigration:

Every morning I awaken to thank the good Lord for being born in America and being a Christian. Those are major blessings.

An easy way: Decide which illegals stay and which go back home can be made in an interview. Simple. Only the ones who can speak English -- which shows they want to help America as well as their own family-- have the makings of future good citizens. Tell the others in their own language -- BASURA -- which means trash, to get the h--- out. What's the problem with Congress?

What's good for America should take precedence -- NOT politics as usual

My parents came from Copenhagen, Denmark and they wouldn't speak Danish to my brother Paul and me. They wanted to become fluent in English. My mother, who only went to the 10th grade, worked in the book department at Macy's in NYC. My dad, whom we lovingly called "the greenhorn" loved to make people laugh so he took delight in joking about his mistakes.

After he landed in Hoboken, NJ he attended a baseball game. The hawkers were going through the stands yelling "Anybody else?" My daddy apparently liked the flavor. So a week or so later, when he spied a sign showing that familiar bottle of soda pop, he went inside the store.

The clerk asked Daddy, "What would you like?" And Daddy said to him, "Anybody else." That went on and on like an Abbott & Costello routine, Daddy kept repeating the word he heard at the baseball stadium.. "Anybody else."

I still get the giggles remembering.


The Downside of Diversity

Harvard University political scientist Robert Putnam has found that the greater the diversity in a community, the fewer people vote and less they volunteer, the less they give to charity and work on community projects.

"In the most diverse communities, neighbors only trust each other half as much as they do in the most homogenous settings. The study found that virtually all measures of civic health are lower in more diverse settings." In a story written on 8/5/97, it appeared under the byline of Michael Jonas of the Boston Globe.

"Since Putnam is a liberal academic whose own values put him squarely in the pro-diversity camp, his findings have posed a challenge. Suddenly fiinding himself the bearer of bad news, Putnam has struggled with how to present his work."