Thursday, May 7, 2009

400-408Thanks to Joe Messina and the Dunamis group for inviting me up to this morning's Mayors Prayer Breakfast at the Hyatt in Valencia – it was great to pray with the 400+ that came!

413-423K.P. Yohannan, president and founder of Gospel For Asia USA (, his Road To Reality program is heard Sundays on KKLA at 1pm, and he's the author of seven books in the West, including Revolution in World Missions, The Road to Reality, and his latest Touching Godliness Through Submission.  K.P. grew up in South India, came to Christ at the age of 8, and started Gospel For Asia in 1979. GFA has sent over 15,000 trained missionaries into the field, each one completing a 3-year training program.

428-437Shirley Dobson, Chairman of the National Day of Prayer Task Force (, celebrating the more than 35,000 prayer gatherings that occurred today, gathering more than several million people together to pray for our country, our communities, and our elected officials.  This year's theme is "Prayer…America's Hope!" based on Psalm 33:22, "May your unfailing love rest upon us, O Lord, even as we put our hope in you."  And, this year's Honorary Chairman is Beth Moore.

• Thomas, "America's Spiritual Heritage Resolution" (H. Res. 397).  Affirming the rich spiritual and religious history of our Nation's founding and subsequent history and expressing support for designation of the first week in May as 'America's Spiritual Heritage Week' for the appreciation of and education on America's history of religious faith.

443-452 • Washington Post (5/7/09) Dobson 'Disappointed' Obama Skipped Day of Prayer Ceremony.  Are you surprised, disappointed, encouraged?  What does this now say about our country, if anything?  How are you praying for our president, our country?  What are you asking God to actually do?

• Washington Times (5/7/09) Prayer Day organizers pan Obama absence.


512-523Dudley Rutherford, senior pastor of the 10,000-member Shepherd of the Hills Church in Porter Ranch  (, who's heard on KKLA Sunday's at 9:00am, on the New Radio Performance Tax now being debated in the House.  What would be lost if Christian radio went off the air?  To protect free speech and to protect radio, to keep foreign-owned record labels from taking us off the air, click the banner at the top of to send an email to your congressman.

TH 524 – [2:00] Don Rohde (818) 262-2092.  For the past 37 years, Don has been a sales manager at Galpin, the #1 volume Ford dealer in the world for the past 19 consecutive years.  Galpin has been family-owned and operated for the past 59 years, and 90% of their business is repeat or referral.  Galpin offers Ford, Lincoln-Mercury, Honda, Mazda, Saturn, Volvo, Jaguar, and Aston Martin.  Located in the heart of the San Fernando Valley at Roscoe and the 405.

528-538 – • Breitbart (5/7/09) Ramirez suspended 50 games for drug violation.  Dodger fans, what's your reaction?  Is a 50-game suspension too light, too hard, or just right? 

Manny Ramirez was suspended for 50 games by Major League Baseball on Thursday, becoming the latest high-profile player ensnared in the sport's drug scandals.  The commissioner's office didn't announce the specific violation by the Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder, who will lose about one-third of his $25 million salary.  "Recently I saw a physician for a personal health issue. He gave me a medication, not a steroid, which he thought was OK to give me," Ramirez said in a statement issued by the players' union. "Unfortunately, the medication was banned under our drug policy. Under the policy that mistake is now my responsibility. I have been advised not to say anything more for now. I do want to say one other thing; I've taken and passed about 15 drug tests over the past five seasons."

539 – [1:30] Robert Micone/Bill O'Connor aka "The Money Guys" at Applied Financial with 5 offices around the southland, 866-SEEK-COUNSEL, and online at

544-554Parents, is the Manny thing a "teachable moment" for your kids?

558-608Parents, is the Manny thing a "teachable moment" for your kids?

612-623Shirley Dobson reprise.

628-638Shirley Dobson reprise.

644-652Shirley Dobson reprise.

• Economist (4/30/09) A nasty Brown mess: The politics behind Britain's tax changes are ugly. The economics are worse.  Britain's top tax rate for those making $150,000 is now 61.5%.

JEAN-BAPTISTE COLBERT, Louis XIV's finance minister, famously said that the art of taxation was like plucking a goose; the aim was to get the most feathers with the least hissing. But tax policy should aim to do more than smother protest: it should also seek to raise the most money with the least distortion to economic activity.

By this measure, Britain's attempts to fill the fiscal gulf created by recession are a dismal failure and a lesson to cash-strapped governments everywhere. Take marginal income tax rates, announced in the British budget of April 22nd. Once national insurance is added in, effective marginal rates will climb from 31.5% to 41.5% through to 61.5% on those earning just over £100,000 [$151,000], thanks to the withdrawal of the personal tax allowance. After that, the rate will fall back to 41.5%, before rising again to 51.5% on incomes over £150,000 [$227,000].

• Michael Barone (5/7/09) White House Puts UAW Ahead of Property Rights.  Gangster government?

•• Mike Adams (5/6/09) Liberty and Tyranny.
President Franklin Roosevelt was among those who believed that the rights our Framers intended to preserve in a Bill of Rights were not enough. Thus, he proposed a Second Bill of Rights, which included the following:

The right to a useful and remunerative job in the industries or shops or farms or mines of the Nation; The right to earn enough to provide adequate food and clothing and recreation; The right of every farmer to raise and sell his products at a return which will give him and his family a decent living; The right of every businessman, large and small, to trade in an atmosphere of freedom from unfair competition and domination by monopolies at home or abroad; The right of every family to a decent home; The right to adequate medical care and the opportunity to achieve and enjoy good health; The right to adequate protection from the economic fears of old age, sickness, accident, and unemployment; The right to a good education.

These are, of course, not rights in any sense of the word. This is a promise of Utopia from a Statist president seeking to justify unlimited intrusion upon the right to own property. It is a false promise from a president who fails to understand what separates man from the lower animals.

• Seth Leibsohn & Kathryn Jean Lopez (5/7/09) Naked in the Naked Public Square.

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