Thursday, July 24, 2008

400-408Michael Barone, The "smartest guy in the room" on American Politics, senior writer for U.S. News and World Report, regularly seen on Fox News, (author of The Almanac of American Politics  out every other year, and blogger at, on Obama's Berlin speech.  The election will still come down to FL, OH, PA, CO, VA, and NC.
(:10) Q6, OUR TIME – "People of Berlin – people of the world – this is our moment. This is our time."
(:45) Q2, WALLS – "That is why the greatest danger of all is to allow new walls to divide us from one another. 

The walls between old allies on either side of the Atlantic cannot stand. The walls between the countries with the most and those with the least cannot stand. The walls between races and tribes; natives and immigrants; Christian and Muslim and Jew cannot stand. These now are the walls we must tear down."
(:47) Q1, GW –  "As we speak, cars in Boston and factories in Beijing are melting the ice caps in the Arctic, shrinking coastlines in the Atlantic, and bringing drought to farms from Kansas to Kenya.  

Poorly secured nuclear material in the former Soviet Union, or secrets from a scientist in Pakistan could help build a bomb that detonates in Paris. The poppies in Afghanistan become the heroin in Berlin. The poverty and violence in Somalia breeds the terror of tomorrow. The genocide in Darfur shames the conscience of us all."
(:47) Q4, GW MOMENT –  "This is the moment when we must come together to save this planet. Let us resolve that we will not leave our children a world where the oceans rise and famine spreads and terrible storms devastate our lands. Let us resolve that all nations – including my own – will act with the same seriousness of purpose as has your nation, and reduce the carbon we send into our atmosphere. This is the moment to give our children back their future. This is the moment to stand as one."
(1:32) Q5, APOLOGY – "Will we acknowledge that there is no more powerful example than the one each of our nations projects to the world? Will we reject torture and stand for the rule of law? Will we welcome immigrants from different lands, and shun discrimination against those who don't look like us or worship like we do, and keep the promise of equality and opportunity for all of our people?  People of Berlin – people of the world – this is our moment. This is our time. I know my country has not perfected itself. At times, we've struggled to keep the promise of liberty and equality for all of our people. We've made our share of mistakes, and there are times when our actions around the world have not lived up to our best intentions. But I also know how much I love America. I know that for more than two centuries, we have strived – at great cost and great sacrifice – to form a more perfect union; to seek, with other nations, a more hopeful world."
413-423USAF Ret. Lt. General Tom McInerney, former director of the Defense Performance Review, current military analyst at Fox News, and author of Endgame: The Blueprint for Victory in the War on Terror, on Russian bombers being stationed in Cuba and our Iraq and Iranian strategy.  Tom says a timetable has begun, Russia has agreed to sell their S300 air defense system to Iran, a system impregnable to all aircraft but stealth.  It will be up between 6 to 12 months.  Israel must act before it gets implemented.
(:49) Q3, TERROR – "This is the moment when we must defeat terror and dry up the well of extremism that supports it. This threat is real and we cannot shrink from our responsibility to combat it. If we could create NATO to face down the Soviet Union, we can join in a new and global partnership to dismantle the networks that have struck in Madrid and Amman; in London and Bali; in Washington and New York. If we could win a battle of ideas against the communists, we can stand with the vast majority of Muslims who reject the extremism that leads to hate instead of hope."
428-437Harry Jackson (, senior pastor of the 3,000-member Hope Christian Church in Washington, D.C., and author with Tony Perkins of Personal Faith, Public Policy, on the rally he attended in Washington last week to bring attention to how the high cost of gasoline wages war on the poor (
• Harry Jackson (7/21), Stop the War on the Poor.
443-452Sally Pipes, president-CEO of the Pacific Research Institute (, and author of The Miracle Cure:  How to Solve America's Health Care Crisis and Why Canada Isn't the Answer, on the possibility of American universal health care.
458-508Mark Gungor, senior pastor of Celebration Church in Green Bay Wisconsin and author of Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage, (, on why Christians should be marrying sooner rather than later.
512-523Mark Gungor, and calls.
528-539Mark Gungor, and calls.
539 – (1:30) "Your Independent, Unbiased, Advisors: The Money Guys" Robert Micone/Bill O'Connor at Applied Financial, 866-SEEK COUNSEL, and online at
544-554Mark Gungor, and calls.
612-623David Rosales, pastor of the 10,000 member Calvary Chapel of the Chino Valley (, on the sad news about Christopher Laurie.
• Harvest, Statement on the Death of Christopher Laurie.  Christopher Laurie, son of Pastor Greg Laurie and Cathe Laurie of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, California, died this morning in a car accident in Riverside. A resident of Huntington Beach, Laurie, 33, served as the art director at Harvest Christian Fellowship for the past three years.  In addition to his parents, Christopher is survived by his wife, Brittany, and daughter, Stella, as well as his brother Jonathan.  Christopher and his wife are expecting another daughter in November.   Memorial plans for Christopher are pending.   More information will be posted to the Harvest website at as details become available.
628-639 – • AP, Judge Makes Girl, 9, Ward of the Court to Rid Her of 'Talula Does the Hula' Name.  The worst name you've ever heard?  The winner?  Bumpus Cathumpus for a boy and Banchee Woof for a girl.
• AP, Teen Sues Teacher for Calling Her Ugly.  What's the back story to the most hurtful names you were called as a child?
644-655The most hurtful name you were called as a child?
• Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Cancer chief sees cell phone risks:  He will alert Pitt institute's faculty, staff to possible health effects.  The director of the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute and UPMC Cancer Centers plans to issue an advisory to about 3,000 faculty and staff today about the possible health risks associated with cellular phone use.
(:24) John McCain speaking in Wilkes Barre, PN on Wednesday says Obama wants only unconditional withdrawal from Iraq
(1:21) Former Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi makes the following statement:  "We are here as allies and partners with aspiration for a long-term productive strategic relationship between our countries.  We are arriving at a very critical stage where crucial decisions have to be made on a measured and responsible withdrawal of the multi national forces from Iraq.  The surge in the last year has no doubt made a difference in the security situation however we are concerned that these security gains are also fragile and may not be sustainable.  Iraq is in the process of negotiating the security agreement with the United States to organize the security relationship between our two countries and agree on the framework for a final withdrawal.  Such agreement should include the diplomatic, economic, cultural, educational and security aspects.  Most importantly it should be transparent and get the approval of the Iraqi parliament and the Iraqi people.  This may make the agreement welcome by the people of Iraq and create the right environment for trust and friendship between our two nations."
(:24) John McCain was on Hannity and Colmes last night talking about how no rational person can deny the surges' success
(:45) John McCain talks with Sean Hannity about how we can do things in the United States to affect the price of oil