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Double Your Pleasure

Posted by Mark on April 30, 2006

If you haven’t seen President Bush’s boffo performance at The White House Correspondence Dinner last night, you can catch excerpts here. My favorite line, “We Americans must come together, Republicans, Democrats…and John McCain.” I’d skip Colbert, though. He bombed big time. A real waste of time. double bush-large.jpg

After viewing Mr. Bush’s and Mr. Bush’s act, click around on Hot Air. It is rapidly becoming a major video blogging site. Check out Vent, by Michelle Malkin. Great stuff.

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United 93

Posted by Mark on April 29, 2006

I have yet to see United 93. I’m hoping to see it either this weekend, or next week. I’ve linked the website for the movie, however, and hope those of you have seen it this week will take a moment to post your thoughts on the film. If nothing else, sit and listen to the haunting melody from the website, and remember…

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Video Friday – I’m Already There

Posted by zaphriel on April 28, 2006

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Snow in April Brings Growing Poll Numbers in August

Posted by Mark on April 26, 2006

Tony Snow should prove a great choice for White House spokesman. As George Allen said a few minutes ago on Hardball:

“But the thing that’s good about Tony Snow, is being on talk radio, he has the pulse on people in the real world think issues such as immigration, taxes, spending, on energy prices, a variety of issues, and I think he bringing the pulse of people in the real world to the White House, understanding how people react to it, and whether they’re on Rush Limbaugh’s Show, or Hugh Hewitt’s show, or Laura Ingraham’s show, or, who knows who, the Sean Hannitys or any other radio show, the fact that he understands the language, the sentiments, the spirit of the American people who want to see action here in Washington, that’s going to be an added benefit of having Tony Snow in the White House.”

He’s right. Gave a nice plug to Hugh Hewitt as well. Senator Allen is hitting all the right chords to be the Republican nominee for President in ’08, assuming Condi takes the NFL Commissioner’s job instead…

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Jumping the Shark: Juan Williams and FoxNews Sunday

Posted by Mark on April 23, 2006

There have been many times I wanted to throw my Sunday morning coffee at Juan Williams. But I’ve always respected his knowledge, even when I disagreed with his opinion. But today, on FoxNews Sunday,Mr. Williams has finally, and irrevocably, jumped the shark. And as all of us know, once that happens, it’s downhill from there.

For Mr. Williams to defend Mary McCarthy, the fired CIA agent who leaked classified information to Dana Priest, calls in to question his judgement, and his own ability to keep his word. When one gets a security clearance, one signs a statement that you will not reveal it. Doesn’t matter if you agree with the classification, you signed your name. Binding contract. Period. Moral indignation or not, there it is.

I would strongly suggest FoxNews re-examine Mr. Williams’ contract, as obviously his written signature does not guarantee he will maintain its terms if his own “moral indignation” is strong enough.

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Video Friday – Fight For Freedom

Posted by zaphriel on April 21, 2006

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Zaphriel Rallied FOR Immigration

Posted by zaphriel on April 17, 2006

I will be on flights all day today, so I reposted this post so you would have something worthwhile to read.

Yeah, that’s right, I, as well as Nevada Independant Conservatives, and Northern Nevada Protest Warriors, held a rally Saturday FOR Immigration…

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LEGAL Immigration that is.

Carson City, NV –
It was a windy Saturday morning, when concerned citizens and activists alike joined to show their support for LEGAL immigration… In stark contrast to the Several Hundred High School Students that skipped classes to protest Immigration Reform last week.

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Not surprisingly, even though the media was well informed of the event, no-one showed except one “Ahora” reporter… No cameras, no TV stations… nothing. Except lots of support from the community. The entire afternoon was a barrage of horns honking in support of the few hundred pro-LEGAL-immigration ralliers.

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Easter – A Post In Cartoons

Posted by zaphriel on April 16, 2006

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Holy Saturday: The Day of Lost Hope

Posted by Mark on April 15, 2006

The Gospel writers speak little of this day.

Luke, in his understated style, says the followers of Jesus “rested.” Exhausted stupor is probably more like it, as they found their way back together again. Did Thomas have trouble meeting John’s eyes on that day, knowing he had run away? And what of Peter, stumbling through the night knowing he had denied His Lord, coming face to face with his own cowardice? Did he meet the eyes of anyone as he stumbled back to the Upper Room? One wonders if he worked hard to stay as far away from Jesus Mother, Mary, as he could. Lost in shame and doubt, the followers of Jesus must have relived each moment, each second, of that awful day that had come before this one.

Matthew says the most, but it’s not about the disciples. It’s the fear of the High Priest that the disciples will steal the body. It’s also the last mention of Pilate, as he gives permission to post guards to the Tomb, and allows a Seal to placed on the stone. How ironic that it’s the religious leaders who remember that Jesus said He would rise again on the third day. I wonder if any of the Apostles remembered that promise after the trauma of seeing their leader beaten, disfigured, and finally tortured to death on a Roman Cross? Or were they remembering his suffering, fearful the religious leaders would visit the same fate on them?

Mark and John, having experienced the trauma of Friday, and the joy of Sunday, says nothing of this day that must have seemed an Eternity. It’s as though this “in-between day” was too painful, too dark to even mention, as those long ago followers of Messiah fall into their grief-stricken stupor. Is it any wonder that when the women told Peter that they had seen the Lord, he could not see past the failure of Saturday, to the glorious hope of the Sunday to come?

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Iran Prez Desecrates Good Friday

Posted by zaphriel on April 14, 2006

In a continued provokation of the Judeo-Christian Community and the West in general, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called Israel a “permanent threat” to the Middle East that will “soon” be liberated.

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Iran President: Israel Will Be Annihilated

TEHRAN, Iran — The president of Iran again lashed out at Israel on Friday and said it was “heading toward annihilation,” just days after Tehran raised fears about its nuclear activities by saying it successfully enriched uranium for the first time.

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called Israel a “permanent threat” to the Middle East that will “soon” be liberated. He also appeared to again question whether the Holocaust really happened.

“Like it or not, the Zionist regime is heading toward annihilation,” Ahmadinejad said at the opening of a conference in support of the Palestinians. “The Zionist regime is a rotten, dried tree that will be eliminated by one storm.”

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