Tuesday, September 22, 2009

330-338Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council (, and co-author with Bishop Harry Jackson of Personal Faith: Public Policy, hosted last weekend's Values Voter Summit (  Steve Mays, senior pastor of Calvary Chapel South Bay (, whose "Light of the Word" is heard weeknights right after our show at 7pm. 
• This weekend, Friday and Saturday (9/25-26), is the CCSB Men's Conference with Tony Perkins, Rob Schenck, Ross Rhoads, Don McClure & Pastor Steve Mays.  For more info, go to
• And on Monday, 9/28 @ 5pm, Steve is hosting the FRC's California Regional Pastors Briefing of the "Watchmen on the Wall," both Tony and Steve will be speaking, along with Ron Prentice, Miles McPherson, Chris Clark, and Jack Hibbs. To register call 800-225-4008 or visit
(:50) PO 2b, Obama challenges George using a dictionary.   Fact:  President Obama might be interested to read Chairman Max Baucus of the Finance Committee whose bill on page 29 says, "The consequence for not maintaining insurance would be an excise tax…The excise tax would be assessed through the tax code and applied as an additional amount of Federal tax owed."  It's a tax.
343-354 Tony Perkins & Steve Mays
358-408Ben Shapiro, three-time bestselling author, Harvard Law graduate, and nationally-syndicated columnist ( whose work can be found many places, including,, and
413-423Ben Shapiro.
428-437Barry Corey, president of Biola University (, now in his third year, talks about his beloved Red Sox and the future of Biola, emphasizing three themes:  having a biblical worldview, modeling a grace-filled community, and loving the world. 
443-452Barry Corey
458-508(:28) PO Acorn, (ABC @ 9/20/09) Obama plays dumb with Stephanopoulos on ACORN subject.
My Summary:  Obama's long ties to ACORN.  1991: ran Project Vote for ACORN.  1992-1995: the top trainer at ACORN's Chicago conferences.  1995: ACORN's attorney.  1996: Obama listed ACORN as key supporter.  2007:  Obama speech to ACORN: "I've been fighting alongside of Acorn on issues you care about my entire career. Even before I was an elected official, when I ran Project Vote in Illinois, Acorn was smack dab in the middle of it, and we appreciate your work." 
Then, this paragraph:
But the Obama campaign didn't appear eager to discuss the candidate's ties to Acorn. Its press operation vividly denied Mr. Obama had been an Acorn trainer until the New York Times uncovered records demonstrating that he had been. The Obama campaign also gave Citizens Consulting, Inc., an Acorn subsidiary, $832,000 for get-out-the-vote activities in key primary states. In filings with the Federal Election Commission, the Obama campaign listed the payments as "staging, sound, lighting," only correcting the filings after the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review revealed their true nature.
• IBD Editorial (9/21/09) Radicals Wrote Failed Stimulus.
Clearly, the stimulus bill that no congressman read is not working. As it turns out, no congressman may have written it either. It's largely the creation of a coalition of leftist organizations called the Apollo Alliance, whose primary interests are saving the Earth, environmental justice and redistributing wealth. They are not friends of job-creating capitalism.
Van Jones was on the board of the Apollo Alliance when appointed by Obama to be our green jobs czar.
Wade Rathke, founder of Acorn, Apollo board member.
Gerald Hudson, vice-president of the Service Employees International Union, Apollo board member.
John Podesta, Clinton's Chief of Staff and president of the Center for American Progress, Apollo board member.
Mark Lloyd, diversity czar at the Federal Communications Commission, was a senior fellow at CAP.
Phil Kerpen of Americans for Prosperity told Glenn Beck, the Apollo Alliance put together a draft stimulus bill in 2008 that included almost everything in the final $787 billion package. Little did the voters know that the congressmen and senators they would elect would pass a bill written by activist outsiders.
Jeff Jones was a domestic terrorist in the '60s and a fugitive from justice throughout the '70s who, with Bill Ayers, helped found the Weather Underground in 1969.  Today, Jones finds himself director of the Apollo Alliance's New York affiliate and a consultant to the national group. One of his clients is the Workforce Development Institute, a union-controlled organization.  As a consultant to WDI, Jones helps write the grant proposals for federal stimulus dollars — funds authorized in the bill that Apollo helped write — all to ensure that taxpayer dollars end up in the hands of groups that share Apollo's political agenda.
Welcome to government of the activist, by the activist and for the activist.
When it comes to greenhouse-gas emissions, Energy Secretary Steven Chu sees Americans as unruly teenagers and the Administration as the parent that will have to teach them a few lessons. Speaking on the sidelines of a smart grid conference in Washington, Dr. Chu said he didn't think average folks had the know-how or will to change their behavior enough to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions.
"The American public…just like your teenage kids, aren't acting in a way that they should act," Dr. Chu said. "The American public has to really understand in their core how important this issue is." (In that case, the Energy Department has a few renegade teens of its own.)
// Energy Department spokesman Dan Leistikow added: "Secretary Chu was not comparing the public to teenagers. He was saying that we need to educate teenagers about ways to save energy. He also recognized the need to educate the broader public about how important clean energy industries are to our competitive position in the global economy. He believes public officials do have an obligation to make their case to the American people on major legislation, and that's what he's doing."
When the despots of the world roll into New York on Wednesday for the annual meeting of the U.N. General Assembly, American taxpayers will pay a hefty price to ensure their safety.  The cost of keeping the dictators safe? At least $20 million.
// "It's an outrage that the U.S. has to admit a man like Ahmadinejad, who will use the U.N. microphone to promote genocide," said Anne Bayefsky, senior fellow at the Hudson Institute, referring to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.  "The U.S. taxpayer pays 22 percent of the U.N.'s regular budget, which includes 20 percent of what is costs to allow [Ahmadinejad] to use the U.N. to spew hatred, anti-semitism and repeated calls for the annihilation of the Jewish state," Bayefsky said.
// The U.S. spends $500 million each year for general operations at the U.N. and $15 million annually on U.N.-related security. Most — if not all — of that $15 million is spent during the General Assembly, NYPD spokeswoman Barbara Chen told FOX News.
(1:39) Former UN Ambassador John Bolton (Fox & Friends @ 9/21/09), "Obama is a 'Post-American President' Who Is 'Above All That Patriotism Stuff' a "citizen of the world."  On what he thinks Obama will say in his first speech to the UN.
Not only were the White House and the Pentagon almost certain to have been intimately familiar with the key tenets of the report before the final draft reached the National Security Council, but it was "leaked" to Bob Woodward — perhaps the highest-profile investigative reporter in Washington. The leak, in other words, was designed for maximum publicity.
In the report, McChrystal lays out a counterinsurgency-focused strategy (or at the very least, the portions he has already begun to implement) and argues that more manpower and resources will be necessary to pursue it. To our eye, the key excerpt reads: "The greater resources will not be sufficient to achieve success, but will enable implementation of the new strategy. Conversely, inadequate resources will likely result in failure. However, without a new strategy, the mission should not be resourced."
There is far more than an unequivocal request for reinforcements here. The serving commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan is saying that without more troops, the mission likely will fail. There is no ambiguity here. This alone is worth noting. But the most important point to take from the report is that, though optimistic in places, nowhere does it say that with more troops the United States will win the war in Afghanistan — or even how many more soldiers would be necessary to achieve victory.
Adding to this is the logical inference and the implicit statement it entails: President Barack Obama has now been advised by the commanding general of the Afghan campaign that the current strategy cannot win, and the implication of the caveat not to resource the mission without a new strategy is that McChrystal — by most accounts a very sharp and capable commander — will not command them without a new strategy.
528-538Gregg Ten Elshof, Professor of Philosophy and Chairman of the Undergraduate Philosophy Department at Biola (, and co-director with Mike Wilkins of the Center for Christian Thought, talks about his latest book I Told Me So: Self-Deception and the Christian Life.  How can we know that we are deceiving ourselves?  How can we prevent it?  Is the capacity for self-deception a good or a bad thing?  What are the common strategies people employ to avoid the truth?  How do we know we're in a group that is perpetuating a deceptive view of ourselves?
544-554Gregg Ten Elshof
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