400-408 – Philip Myles, Singles Ministry Leader for Christ Church of the Valley, with an amazing story about what can happen at these dances. (ccvnow.com). Topic: Our KKLA Valentine's Dinner Dance is coming up Saturday night, February 6th, at the La Mirada Country Club. It's $45 for dinner and dancing, or just $30 to dance. Register at KKLA.com or call (714) 210-3337.
413-423 – Philip Myles,
428-437 – Mike Johnson, senior legal counsel for the Alliance Defense Fund (telladf.org, 1-800-TELL-ADF), an association of 1,300 Christian attorneys and over 300 organizations committed to defending our religious liberties. Today we talk about the intolerance of the Freedom from Religion Foundation when it comes the beliefs of others and the public expression of those beliefs, even within the context of long-standing American traditions that most of us still cherish.
• Fox News (1/28/09) Atheist Group Blasts Postal Service for Mother Teresa Stamp.
438 – [2:00] "The Money Guys" – Robert Micone and Bill O'Connor from Applied Financial Planning at 866-SEEK-COUNSEL (SeekCounsel.com).
443-452 – Mike Johnson
458-508 – Ron Prentice, Executive Director of the California Family Council (californiafamily.org), and a marriage and family counselor, updates us on the Prop 8 case in federal court and what else is going on over at CFC.
512-523 – Ron Prentice
528-538 – USAF Ret. Lt. General Tom McInerney, was the #3 man in the United States Air Force as the Assistant Vice Chief of Staff, and he was the Director of the Defense Performance Review, you see him regularly on Fox News as a senior military analyst, and he's the author of Endgame: The Blueprint for Victory in the War on Terror.
• Byron York (1/24/2010) Abdulmutallab interrogated for less than an hour; White House defends handling of terrorist case. Eric Holder did not consult anyone else (other than perhaps Obama) when he okayed Mirandizing Abdulmutallab on December 26th. Under oath on capitol hill, we now know he did not check with any of the top anti-terrorism officials. Not the director of the National Counterterrorism Center, Michael Leiter. Not the director of National Intelligence, Dennis Blair. Not the secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano. And, not head of the FBI, Robert Mueller.
• Politico (2/2/2010) Underwear bomber talking again.
• NYT (2/3/2010) Senators Warned of Terror Attack on U.S. by July.
• NRO Corner (2/3/2010) Daniel Foster: Holder: 'I made the Decision' on Abdulmutallab.
• Eric Holder (2/3/2010) Letter to Senator Mitch McConnell.
The Key Passages (emphasis added):
I am equally confident that the decision to address Mr. Abdulmutallab's actions through our criminal justice system has not, and will not, compromise our ability to obtain information needed to detect and prevent future attacks.
// Mr. Abdulmutallab was questioned by experienced counterterrorism agents from the FBI in the hours immediately after the failed bombing attempt and provided intelligence, and more recently, he has provided additional intelligence to the FBI that we are actively using to help protect our country.
// 1. Detention. I made the decision to charge Mr. Abdulmutallab with federal crimes, and to seek his detention in connection with those charges, with the knowledge of, and with no objection from, all other relevant departments of the government. On the evening of December 25 and again on the morning of December 26, the FBI informed its partners in the Intelligence Community that Abdulmutallab would be charged criminally, and no agency objected to this course of action. In the days following December 25 – including during a meeting with the President and other senior members of his national security team on January 5 – high-level discussions ensued within the Administration in which the possibility of detaining Mr. Abdulmutallab under the law of war was explicitly discussed. No agency supported the use of law of war detention for Abdulmutallab, and no agency has since advised the Department of Justice that an alternative course of action should have been, or should now be, pursued.
Since the September 11, 2001 attacks, the practice of the U.S. government, followed by prior and current Administrations without a single exception, has been to arrest and detain under federal criminal law all terrorist suspects who are apprehended inside the United States.
// In keeping with this policy, the Bush Administration used the criminal justice system to convict more than 300 individuals on terrorism-related charges.
// In fact, two (and only two) persons apprehended in this country in recent times have been held under the law of war. Jose Padilla was arrested on a federal material witness warrant in 2002, and was transferred to law of war custody approximately one month later, after his court-appointed counsel moved to vacate the warrant. Ali Saleh Kahlah Al-Marri was also initially arrested on a material witness warrant in 2001, was indicted on federal criminal charges (unrelated to terrorism) in 2002, and then transferred to law of war custody approximately eighteen months later. In both of these cases, the transfer to law of war custody raised serious statutory and constitutional questions in the courts concerning the lawfulness of the government's actions and spawned lengthy litigation. In Mr. Padilla's case, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit found that the President did not have the authority to detain him under the law of war. In Mr. Al-Marri's case, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit reversed a prior panel decision and found in a fractured en banc opinion that the President did have authority to detain Mr. Al Marri, but that he had not been afforded sufficient process to challenge his designation as an enemy combatant. Ultimately, both Al-Marri (in 2009) and Padilla (in 2006) were returned to law enforcement custody, convicted of terrorism charges and sentenced to prison.
// 2. Interrogation. The interrogation of Abdulmutallab was handled in accordance with FBI policy that has governed interrogation of every suspected terrorist apprehended in the United States for many years. Across many Administrations, both before and after 9/11, the consistent, well-known, lawful, and publicly-stated policy of the FBI has been to provide Miranda warnings prior to any custodial interrogation conducted inside the United States.
// The initial questioning of Abdulmutallab was conducted without Miranda warnings under a public safety exception that has been recognized by the courts. Subsequent questioning was conducted with Miranda warnings, as required by FBI policy, after consultation between FBI agents in the field and at FBI Headquarters, and career prosecutors in the U.S. Attorney's Office and at the Department of Justice.
// Some have argued that had Abdulmutallab been declared an enemy combatant, the government could have held him indefinitely without providing him access to an attorney. But the government's legal authority to do so is far from clear. In fact, when the Bush administration attempted to deny Jose Padilla access to an attorney, a federal judge in New York rejected that position, ruling that Padilla must be allowed to meet with his lawyer. Notably, the judge in that case was Michael Mukasey, my predecessor as Attorney General. In fact, there is no court-approved system currently in place in which suspected terrorists captured inside the United States can be detained and held without access to an attorney; nor is there any known mechanism to persuade an uncooperative individual to talk to the government that has been proven more effective than the criminal justice system.
544-554 – USAF Ret. Lt. General Tom McInerney
558-608 – Steve Bundy, Rhonda Cattley & Steve Larson are hosting a special Disability Awareness Weekend this Saturday and Sunday at all three services (6pm Saturday, and at 9am and 10:45am on Sunday), as well as in all the children's classes during the services. Steve Larson will be bringing a message from Psalm 139 & John 9 (every person is fearfully and wonderfully made) there will be testimonies from families helped by the ministry of EV Free. We encourage folks from the community with disabilities to come – or maybe you know someone with a disability that you can invite! For more information, visit evfree.net.
Steve Bundy, is the managing director of the Christian Institute on Disability (joniandfriends.org/institute.php), and his son, Caleb, has severe disabilities.
Steve Larson, is the founding and senior pastor of EV Free Church in the Conejo Valley (evfree.net) and,
Rhonda Cattley is the Director of Disability Ministries at EV Free.
• Fox News (2/3/2010) Emanuel Meets With Shriver After 'F-ing Retarded' Comment. Is the "R" word the new "N" word?
612-623 – Steve Bundy, Rhonda Cattley & Steve Larson.
628-638 – Philip Myles,
644-652 – Philip Myles,
• Times Online (2/3/2010) Phil Jones, scientist in climate data row, promises to be more open.
• AP (2/2/2010) Teacher accused of making 4th-graders fight. Calls from parents and teachers: Are there any situations where physical fights are the answer to solving problems?
• Yorkshire Evening Post (2/3/2010) Internet surfers caught in a web of depression. Calls: Do you ever feel like you need to go on a media fast? Sometimes connecting with others online makes us feel more connected, when we're actually not.
• Reuters (2/2/2010) Truckloads of snow dumped on melting Vancouver mountain.
(:45) Limbaugh: Miss America. (Fox and Friends with Gretchen Carlson @ 2/3/2010). Limbaugh says some of the Miss America contestants know more about some political issues than some elected officials.
(1:22) PO Turn off TV. (Senate Democratic Conference, Newseum, Washington DC @ 2/3/2010). President Obama encourages fellow democrats to get out of the echo chamber by turning off political news.