Monday, November 28, 2011

400-408 – Mark Gregston, and his wife Jan, run Heartlight Ministries (, 1-866-700-FAMILY), a very successful, year-round, Christian boarding school and residential program that helps teenagers to begin living more-fulfilling and less self-destructive lifestyles.  Over the past 35 years, they've brought over 2,500 troubled teens from across the country to come and live with them in east Texas.  The Heartlight formula is loving and relational, not forced or focused on breaking the teen's spirit – it is designed to bring light into a troubled teens heart, so they can better recognize and deal with life's struggles.  They are the "go-to guys" when it comes to how to deal with a troubled teen.  Their free downloadable books are entitled Ten Ways To Turn Around Your Teen.  

Some of his great lines – "We are coddling our children in the hope that they will be able to live comfortably in a zoo, when we should be preparing them for real life in the jungle of reality.  And we all know, that if you release zoo animals into the wild, they'll be the first to get eaten in the jungle."

413-423 – Mark GregstonEileen is dealing with an adoptive daughter, 15, promising to run away at 16 to live with her birth mother.

428-438 – Mark GregstonA single mother of 5 talks about her disrespectful middle son who turns 18 in March.

443-452 – Mark GregstonHow do we implement a new family dynamic, e.g., a new parenting strategy?

452 – Looking for some fun stuff for you and your family to do? Check out the cool events posted on our Community Calendar over at

458-508 – Steve Siler is a singer-songwriter with over 400 songs recorded for the Christian market, and is the Founder and Director of where you will find songs, videos, spoken words and personal stories to help you heal from the deepest places of pain in your heart, from breast cancer to divorce, to everything else.  Steve's also the guy behind the DVD Somebody's Daughter: A Journey to Freedom From Pornography (, and there's a bunch of free downloadable resources on the site that can help you or your men's group or your church.  Somebody's Daughter was birthed when John Mandeville called Steve to ask for help because pornography was destroying his life.  Today we talk about some strange coincidences with a presentation of their stage play, I Can't Talk About It, about childhood sexual abuse.

• 9WSYR (11/27/2011) Bobby Davis says Coach's wife admitted 'concerns' in audio recording.

• Fox Atlanta (11/28/2011) Georgia Woman Claims 13-Year Affair with Herman Cain. Ginger White's exclusive interview with the I-Team.

512-523 – Steve Siler

528-539 – Steve Siler

(Everyman's Battle)

544-554 – • YouTube (11/23/2011) Happy 50th Birthday, Barry H. Corey!

Lindsay Vessey, Advocacy Director for Open Doors USA (, on the International Religious Freedom Pledge for Presidential Candidates ( they are asking all of the presidential candidates to sign.

• Christian Post (11/28/2011) Presidential Candidates Asked to Sign Religious Freedom Pledge.  Open Doors USA Presents Presidential Pledge for Religious Freedom to White House Hopefuls.

• International Religious Freedom Pledge For Presidential Candidates

I PLEDGE that I will protect religious freedom in full for all Americans, and will advance international religious freedom as part of American foreign policy.

As part of this PLEDGE, I hereby commit myself to the following positions:

FIRST, that religious liberty in full is the birthright of every American, as recognized by the First Amendment. It entails the right to believe, worship, and practice in accord with one's faith, subject only to the limits imposed by the U.S. constitution and the Bill of Rights.  The right of religious freedom must be applied equally to all religious communities in America, including Christians, Muslims, Jews, Hindus, Buddhists, and others. At the same time, religious freedom does not mandate belief, but protects the right not to believe.

Religious freedom includes the right to employ religious arguments, or religiously-informed moral arguments, when contending for or against laws and policies, such as laws designed to protect the unborn and traditional marriage, or to relieve poverty and increase economic opportunity for the disadvantaged.

Religious freedom includes the right of individuals and of religious communities to engage in religiously-motivated charitable works. It also includes the right of individuals and of religious communities not to be forced to participate in, or to forfeit their employment because of refusal to participate in, activities that deeply offend their religious conscience.

SECOND, that I will nominate to the U.S. federal bench judges who are committed to protecting for all Americans the religious liberty rights described above.

THIRD, that I will make religious freedom promotion a foreign policy priority of my administration. This will include ensuring the U.S. State Department performs its statutory duty of advancing international religious freedom; appointing an ambassador at large for international religious freedom who is a person of stature, experienced in matters of religious freedom and diplomacy; ensuring that the ambassador at large has sufficient authority and resources to succeed; ensuring that democracy assistance funding includes support for religious freedom; and ensuring that all of America's diplomats are trained in the importance of advancing, and how to advance,  international religious freedom.

558-608 – Frank Turek, founder of, and author of Correct, Not Politically Correct: How Same-Sex Marriage Hurts Everyone and I Don't Have Enough Faith To Be An Atheist, talks about being fired from Cisco for his political views.

•• Jim Lacey (NRO, 11/28/2011) Scientists Behaving Badly: More nails for the coffin of man-made global warming.  Jim Lacey is professor of strategic studies at the Marine Corps War College.

612-623 – Frank Turek,

623 – Download a free Daily Devotional from your favorite KKLA teacher, maybe it's Chuck Swindoll, Alistair Begg, or Greg Laurie, by clicking on Program Guide over at

628-639 – Frank Turek

644-654 – Frank Turek,

•• Thomas Edsall (NYT, 11/27/2011) The Future of the Obama Coalition.

Key Paragraphs –

For decades, Democrats have suffered continuous and increasingly severe losses among white voters. But preparations by Democratic operatives for the 2012 election make it clear for the first time that the party will explicitly abandon the white working class.

All pretense of trying to win a majority of the white working class has been effectively jettisoned in favor of cementing a center-left coalition made up, on the one hand, of voters who have gotten ahead on the basis of educational attainment — professors, artists, designers, editors, human resources managers, lawyers, librarians, social workers, teachers and therapists — and a second, substantial constituency of lower-income voters who are disproportionately African-American and Hispanic.  

// In practice, or perhaps out of necessity, the Democratic Party in 2006 and 2008 chose the upscale white-downscale minority approach that proved highly successful twice, but failed miserably in 2010, and appears to have a 50-50 chance in 2012.

The outline of this strategy for 2012 was captured by Times reporters Jackie Calmes and Mark Landler a few months ago in an article tellingly titled, "Obama Charts a New Route to Re-election." Calmes and Landler describe how Obama's re-election campaign plans to deal with the decline in white working class support in Rust Belt states by concentrating on states with high percentages of college educated voters, including Colorado, Virginia and New Hampshire.

// A top priority of the less affluent wing of today's left alliance is the strengthening of the safety net, including health care, food stamps, infant nutrition and unemployment compensation. These voters generally take the brunt of recessions and are most in need of government assistance to survive. According to recent data from the Department of Agriculture, 45.8 million people, nearly 15 percent of the population, depend on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program to meet their needs for food.

The better-off wing, in contrast, puts at the top of its political agenda a cluster of rights related to self-expression, the environment, demilitarization, and, importantly, freedom from repressive norms — governing both sexual behavior and women's role in society — that are promoted by the conservative movement.

While demographic trends suggest the continued growth of pro-Democratic constituencies and the continued decline of core Republican voters, particularly married white Christians, there is no guarantee that demography is destiny. //

• James Delingpole (WSJ, 11/28/2011) Climategate 2.0.  A new batch of leaked emails again shows some leading scientists trying to smear opponents.

• Peggy Noonan (WSJ, 11/25/2011) A Kettle of Hawks:  Bombing, missiles, sanctions—a debate with too much dramatic language.

• Jerry Bowyer (Forbes, 11/23/2011) Occupy Plymouth Colony: How A Failed Commune Led To Thanksgiving.

• Fox News (11/28/2011) Jet Man Soars Over Swiss Alps.

• Michael Barone (NRO, 11/28/2011) Entitlements, Not Tax Cuts, Widen the Wealth Gap.  Taxing high earners won't make the poor less poor.