Wednesday, July 16, 2008

400-408Jennifer Kerns, the new spokesperson for, on what's happening in the Massachusetts legislature today, as they are fast-tracking legislation to accept "fly-in" gay marriages.
413-423Phil Hotsenpiller, teaching pastor at Yorba Linda Friends Church (, and author of the seven-part graphic novel series with Robert Liefeld Armageddon Now, ( on the importance of maintaining scriptural inerrancy in a time of creeping liberalism. 
428-437Erwin McManus, pastor of Mosaic Church (, (with locations in Beverly Hills, Pasadena, West L.A., downtown and Chino) and author of the just out Wide Awake along with its film series, on the challenges we face from the threats of radical Islam, religious liberalism, same-sex marriage and the threat of hate crimes legislation.
443-452Wesley J. Smith (, bioethicist and senior fellow at the Discovery Institute (, on the Swiss government granting chimps, apes and orangutans the right to life and individual liberty and why that matters.
458-508Grant Horner, professor of English at the Masters College (, where he twice been named Teacher of the Year, on Obama changes his policies at the drop of a hat and say anything to get elected.  Grant can also talk about Obama's claim that he is a Christian.
512-523Jordon Lorence, senior legal counsel with the Alliance Defense Fund (, reports on the outrageous Georgia case where a women was fired for simply standing up for her faith.
• San Jose Mercury News (7/12), Case that led to Calif. Home school ban dismissed.
528-539(1:53) "Time For Some Campaigning" Jib Jab video (
• Washington Post, Obama Addresses National Security.  Obama knows what to do in Iraq and Afghanistan before he even talks to Petraeus?
(:18) Obama, "Instead, we've lost thousands of lives, spent nearly a trillion dollars, alienated allies, neglected emerging threats -- all in the cause of fighting a war for well over five years in a country that had absolutely nothing to do with the 9/11 attacks."
544-554(:26) Obama, "I will focus this strategy on five goals, essential to making America safer.  1) Ending the war in Iraq responsibly.  2) Finishing the fight against al-Qaeda and the Taliban.  3) Securing all nuclear weapons and materials from terrorists and rogue states.  4) Achieving true energy security.  And, 5) Rebuilding our alliances to meet the challenges of the 21st century."
(:44) Obama, "We cannot tolerate nuclear weapons in the hands of nations that support terror. Preventing Iran from developing nuclear weapons is a vital national security interest of the United States. No tool of statecraft should be taken off the table, but Senator McCain would continue a failed policy that has seen Iran strengthen its position, advance its nuclear program, and stockpile 150 kilos of low enriched uranium. I will use all elements of American power to pressure the Iranian regime, starting with aggressive, principled and direct diplomacy -- diplomacy backed with strong sanctions and without preconditions."
(:23) Obama, "That's why I'll double our foreign assistance to $50 billion by 2012, and use it to support a stable future in failing states, and sustainable growth in Africa; to halve global poverty and to roll back disease. To send once more a message to those yearning faces beyond our shores that says, "You matter to us. Your future is our future. And our moment is now."
(:69) Q1, At some point, a judgment must be made. Iraq is not going to be a perfect place, and we don't have unlimited resources to try to make it one. We are not going to kill every Al Qaida sympathizer, eliminate every trace of Iranian influence, or stand up a flawless democracy before we leave -- General Petraeus and Ambassador Crocker acknowledged this to me when they testified last April. That is why the accusation of surrender is false rhetoric used to justify a failed policy. In fact, true success in Iraq -- victory in Iraq -- will not take place in a surrender ceremony where an enemy lays down their arms. True success will take place when we leave Iraq to a government that is taking responsibility for its future -- a government that prevents sectarian conflict, and ensures that the Al Qaida threat which has been beaten back by our troops does not reemerge. That is an achievable goal if we pursue a comprehensive plan to press the Iraqis stand up.
558-608(:57) Q2, To achieve that success, I will give our military a new mission on my first day in office: ending this war. Let me be clear: we must be as careful getting out of Iraq as we were careless getting in. We can safely redeploy our combat brigades at a pace that would remove them in 16 months. That would be the summer of 2010 -- one year after Iraqi Security Forces will be prepared to stand up; two years from now, and more than seven years after the war began. After this redeployment, we'll keep a residual force to perform specific missions in Iraq: targeting any remnants of Al Qaida; protecting our service members and diplomats; and training and supporting Iraq's Security Forces, so long as the Iraqis make political progress.
(:67) Q3, Beyond taking these immediate, urgent steps, it's time to send a clear message: America seeks a world with no nuclear weapons. As long as nuclear weapons exist, we must retain a strong deterrent. But instead of threatening to kick them out of the G-8, we need to work with Russia to take U.S. and Russian ballistic missiles off hair- trigger alert; to dramatically reduce the stockpiles of our nuclear weapons and material; to seek a global ban on the production of fissile material for weapons; and to expand the U.S.-Russian ban on intermediate-range missiles so that the agreement is global. By keeping our commitment under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, we'll be in a better position to press nations like North Korea and Iran to keep theirs. In particular, it will give us more credibility and leverage in dealing with Iran.
(:39) Q4, We will pursue this diplomacy with no illusions about the Iranian regime. Instead, we will present a clear choice. If you abandon your nuclear program, support for terror, and threats to Israel, there will be meaningful incentives. If you refuse, then we will ratchet up the pressure, with stronger unilateral sanctions; stronger multilateral sanctions in the Security Council, and sustained action outside the UN to isolate the Iranian regime. That's the diplomacy we need. And the Iranians should negotiate now; by waiting, they will only face mounting pressure.
(:32) Q5, This immediate danger is eclipsed only by the long-term threat from climate change, which will lead to devastating weather patterns, terrible storms, drought, and famine. That means people competing for food and water in the next fifty years in the very places that have known horrific violence in the last fifty: Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia. Most disastrously, that could mean destructive storms on our shores, and the disappearance of our coastline.
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628-639 – • Fox News, 'Disabled' Boston Firefighter Caught Competing as Bodybuilder.  Do you know anyone gaming the system, i.e., collecting disability when they're not really hurt?
• Ben Shapiro, I Got Married Last Week.
(:16) The American League wins the 2008 All Star Game in the bottom of the 15th inning last night.
(1:16) Elisabeth Hasselbeck and the ladies on the View talk about Bret Farve's possible come back.

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