Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Obama's State of the Union tonight starts at 6pm.

400-408Wesley J. Smith, bioethicist, senior fellow at the Discovery Institute, attorney for the International Task Force on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide, and blogger at Second Hand Smoke over at First Things (, will be out in two weeks with his forthcoming A Rat is a Pig is a Dog is a Boy: The Human Cost of Animal Rights.

• Wesley J. Smith (1/26/10) Everyone Matters, No Matter What.

The noted British novelist, Martin Amis, became the latest to support establishing a radical euthanasia license. In an interview in the January 24 Sunday Times (London) Amis expressed views that were hardly compassionate—the usual pretext for supporting euthanasia/assisted suicide. To the contrary: He denigrated the elderly as a "silver tsunami," whose very existence threatens society. "There'll be a population of demented very old people like an invasion of terrible immigrants, stinking out the restaurants and cafes and shops," Amis told the Times. His answer to this malodorous demographic incursion? "Suicide booths on every corner," Amis offered, a hyperbolic turn of phrase that quickly went viral.

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428-437 –  Chuck Colson, founder of Prison Fellowship (, host of Breakpoint ( heard weekdays at 4:55pm, and founder of the new Colson Center for Christian Worldview (

• Church Report Newswire (1/13/2010) Chuck Colson to Receive NRB Hall of Fame Award.

Manassas, VA – Chuck Colson will receive the prestigious NRB Hall of Fame Award during the March 2nd Closing Banquet at the NRB Convention & Exposition. 

"We are delighted to bestow our highest honor on such a venerable humanitarian and humble servant as Chuck Colson," said NRB President & CEO Dr. Frank Wright.  "Since his public conversion, he has devoted himself—and his resources—to ministering to the incarcerated in the name of Christ.  Chuck's example, in ministry and in life, continues to inspire us all."

Chuck Colson is a popular and widely known author, speaker, and radio commentator.  A former presidential aide to Richard Nixon and founder of the international ministry Prison Fellowship, he has written several books, including Born Again, Loving God, How Now Shall We Live?, The Good Life, and The Faith Given Once, for All—that have shaped Christian thinking on a variety of subjects.  His radio broadcast BreakPoint airs daily to two million listeners.  In 1993, Colson was awarded the prestigious Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion; the one million dollar prize—along with all speaking fees and book royalties—are donated to Prison Fellowship.  In 2008, President Bush conferred on him the second highest civilian award of the U.S. government, the Presidential Citizen Medal for his humanitarian work with Prison Fellowship.  He is a graduate of Brown University and George Washington Law School, receiving his juris doctor with honors.  He served in the United States Marine Corps, attaining the rank of Captain.

The National Religious Broadcasters Hall of Fame stands as a witness for current communicators, a showcase of warriors for Christ who live exemplary lives of valor and compassion, blazing trails and leaving paths for succeeding generations to follow.  NRB's most prestigious award is presented to an individual NRB member for invaluable contribution to the field of Christian communications, exhibition of the highest standards and evidence of faithfulness in Christ.

• CS Monitor (1/27/2010) Five things to look for in Obama State of the Union address.

• 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.

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458-508 Chris Horner, legal counsel and senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute (, and all around truth-detector when it comes to calming the hysteria of man-made global warming, is out with his latest Red Hot Lies: How Global Warming Alarmists, Use Threats, Fraud, and Deception to Keep You Misinformed.

• Associated Content (01/15/2010) Danny Glover - Haiti Caused by Failure of Copenhagen Summit (Video Included).

Danny Glover, the actor/activist, is pretty sure that global warming caused the Haiti earthquake.  Actually it was our failure to respond to global warming at the Copenhagen Summit. Danny Glover said, "When we see what we did at the climate summit in Copenhagen, this is the response, this is what happens, you know what I'm sayin'?"

• Rasmussen Reports (01/22/2010) Energy Update: 63% Say Developing New Energy Sources More Important Than Conservation.

My Summary – 63% of U.S. voters think finding new sources of energy is more important than conservation.

31% think energy conservation is more important than finding new sources.

58% think renewable sources such as solar and wind power are a better long-term financial investment for America.

30% think investing in fossil fuels is the smarter option. 

12% are undecided.

Republicans and independents voters strongly favor finding new energy sources over energy conservation, while Democrats are split almost evenly between conservation and new sources.

50% do not believe in man-made global warming.  37% believe in it.

52% believe that Obama believes in man-made global warming.

• CEI Liberty Week Podcast (1/25/2010) LibertyWeek 78: IPCC Backtracks on Glaciers.

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528-538Gary Schneeberger, Vice President of Ministry Communications at Focus on the Family (, talks about the Focus Super Bowl ad with Tim Tebow and his mom Pam.

• Reuters (1/26/2010) Super Bowl ad stokes U.S. abortion controversy.

(:54) Daly Super Bowl ad. (Jim Daly and Co-Host John Fuller, FOTF broadcast @ 1/27/2010)

Focus on the Family is airing a 30-second commercial during the upcoming Super Bowl. The ad features college football standout Tim Tebow and his mother ... and focuses on her choice to keep Tim, even though doctors advised her to have an abortion. Focus on the Family President Jim Daly and Co-host John Fuller discussed the ad on today's "Focus on the Family" broadcast. Here's what they had to say about it...

You can find out more at Just click on the "Press Room" link and read the news release about the Super Bowl ad.

(:50) Behar: Super Bowl ad. (Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar on the View, ABC @ 1/26/2010)

544-554 Jim Daly, President of Focus on the Family, talks about the Tebow Superbowl ad.

558-608Wesley J. Smith (Reprise)

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628-638Chuck Colson (Reprise)

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• Fox News (1/27/2010) Obama's State of the Union Speech Signals Shift From Health Care to Jobs, Education.

(1:39) Shuster: Super Bowl ad. (David Shuster interviews Charmaine Yoest and Erin Matson, MSNBC @ 1/26/2010) Yoest is head of Americans United for Life and Matson is with NOW (National Organization for Women).