Tuesday, November 22, 2011

400-408 – Chuck & Stephanie Fromm, who were fined $300 by the city of San Juan Capistrano for holding a "regular religious meeting" in their home without a CUP.  They were cited in May for holding Sunday morning Bible Studies that regularly drew about 50 people, many of them former members of Calvary Chapel Capo Beach, and Chuck Smith, Jr. has been leading the Bible Study.  The Fromm's filed suit in August but dropped the case last Friday when the city agreed to pay back the fines and amend the ordinance.  The Planning Commission meets today to consider a proposed amendment which would change the CUP requirement to apply to "religious, fraternal, or nonprofit organizations" that meet once a week or more in a group of more than 25 people.  Under the new ordinance, the Fromm's would be in violation.  BTW, Chuck is the former president of Maranatha Music, and the current editor of Worship Leader magazine.

• OCR (11/19/2011) San Juan couple drop suit over fines for Bible studies.

413-423 – • CBS Los Angeles (11/22/2011) 10,000 Expected To Line Up For Free Turkey Dinners In South LA.  As many as 10,000 people are expected to show up for the "23rd Annual Jackson Limousine Service Turkey Dinner Give-Away", which started at 8 a.m. Tuesday.

• WSJ (11/22/2011) Thank You, Grover Norquist: The super committee's failure is rooted in a clash of visions.

// By reminding Republicans of their anti-tax promises, he has helped to expose the real reason for the super committee's failure: the two parties disagree profoundly on a vision of government.

Democrats don't believe they need to do more than tinker around the edges of the entitlement state while raising taxes on the rich. Republicans think the growth of government is unsustainable and can't be financed no matter how much taxes are raised.

Sounds like we need an election. //

• Washington Post (11/22/2011) 'Princess Nancy' Pelosi calls Cain 'clueless'; vows to do more for child care.

// Pelosi recently was criticized for the way she characterized a bill to amend Republican-proposed conscience exemptions for health-care reform that allow providers to refuse to perform abortions. Pelosi called the measure, which passed last month with some help from Democrats, "savage,'' and said, "When the Republicans vote for this bill today, they will be voting to say that women can die on the floor and health-care providers do not have to intervene, if this bill is passed. It's just appalling."

In retrospect, does she think that assessment went too far? Not at all, she said: "They would" let women die on the floor, she said. "They would! Again, whatever their intention is, this is the effect.''

Catholic health-care providers in particular have long said they'd have to go out of business without the conscience protections that Pelosi says amount to letting hospitals "say to a woman, 'I'm sorry you could die' if you don't get an abortion." Those who dispute that characterization "may not like the language,'' she said, "but the truth is what I said. I'm a devout Catholic and I honor my faith and love it . . . but they have this conscience thing'' that she insists put women at physical risk, although Catholic providers strongly disagree. //

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428-438 – • LAT (11/22/2011) Occupy L.A. receives offer to decamp.  Protesters could get downtown office space and farmland if they leave City Hall.  $1 a year for 10,000-square-feet of office space near City Hall, some farmland, and housing for the homeless members of Occupy LA?  I'll bet there's business owners who would like that office space if the city is giving it away to trouble makers, and nearby farmers might like that farmland, and there's a lot of homeless who might like free rent.  Why should these people benefit by breaking the law, when those obeying the law get zilch? 

• USA Today (11/22/2011) Tim Tebow responds to Jake Plummer's comments on his faith.

443-452 –  •• Pat Caddell & Douglas Schoen (11/21/2011) The Hillary Moment: President Obama can't win by running a constructive campaign, and he won't be able to govern if he does win a second term.

458-508 – Lynn Edgington founder-president of Eagle Research Associates warns us of the latest scams and rip-offs (, 949-837-6078).  His new book is out, entitled Robbing You With a Keyboard Instead of a Gun.

Today we talk about "cash gifting" that is targeting Christians specifically, e.g. "The Master's Plan."  They quote Bible verses, say it goes to "build the Kingdom," etc., all the right stuff, even Title 26 of the Tax Code saying it's legal (which is talking about estate gifting, up to $13K per person per year, and $26 as a couple).  The problem is, it is very illegal.  The idea is to send cash to four or five people, they will tell you who, and in return a bunch of others will send you cash.  For example, you put in $50, you'll get back $200.  Lots of Christians are falling for this.  Before you get involved with anything that might sound fishy, contact Lynn.

Ladies:  Don't carry your purse over your shoulder with your bag behind your shoulder.  If you wear a fanny pack, wear it in front, not in back.  Don't carry your charge cards and driver's license in the wallet in your purse, put them in another area.  The pick-pocket wants your wallet, and doesn't have time to dig through your purse, so give them as little as possible if your wallet is stolen.  Also, don't carry your entire checkbook, carry just a few checks instead.

Guys:  Carry your wallet in a front pants pocket where you'll feel its presence and know if it's not there.

512-523 – Lynn Edgington

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528-539 – Lynn Edgington

544-554 – Lynn Edgington

558-608 – Scott Rae is the chair of the department of Philosophy of Religion and Ethics at Talbot.  Scott's expertise are in the area of medical ethics and business ethics, dealing with the application of Christian ethics to medicine and the marketplace.  He's authored 10 books, including The Ethics of Commercial Surrogate Motherhood, Moral Choices: An Introduction to Ethics, and Body and Soul: Human Nature and the Crisis in Ethics.

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612-623 – Scott Rae.  

628-639 – Ron Strand, President/CEO of Calico Building Services (, Chairman of the Board of Advocates for Faith and Freedom (  He and Kathy just celebrated their 30th anniversary, and Ron credits Kathy for having the vision of starting a janitorial company that today, employs over 500 people.

644-654 – Ron Strand