Thursday, July 22, 2010

Join us for KKLA's "Faith and Family Day" with the Los Angeles Dodgers, this Saturday, July 24th when they take on the New York Mets.  Come early to attend the free pre-game Christian concert with Press Play that starts at 11am right behind center field!  Great tickets are still on sale for just $8!  Go to for more info.

400-408I got this email from Brenda today, and so I called her and invited her on, but she's in a van-pool right now and can't do it, but I do have her permission to share it over the air with you guys.  Here it is.

Ref: Tuesday 7-20-2010 Inciting Assault on Sherrod

I am appalled at how passionately Frank Pastore tried to incite the public on getting Sherrod fired for being a racist and discriminating against the white farmer.  He was radically up in arms over the incident and encouraged the public to make sure this woman got fired. This was without him knowing all the facts in the incident and relying on someone else with ulterior motives.

Yesterday I heard him casually smooth over his error and try to get to the bottom of who was at fault on the news that her statements were taken out of context. I didn't hear him say that he was at fault for the inciting comments he made. I didn't hear him say that he was sorry for his accusations and how wrong he was.

This morning I heard on your station the story of Jesus and the woman accused of adultery and the crowd ready to stone her to death. I thought how ironic that this story was related at this time. Sherrod did not commit adultery but the crowd lead by Pastore was ready to stone her to death. How ironic that a Christian radio show did not better research the incident before becoming inflamed, inciteful, and defaming a person's character.

Pastore should apologize directly and not hide behind who was to blame for this. He can look in the mirror and know that what we heard from the radio station was his fault and no one else's.

Additionally, it was obvious that yesterdays show gravitated to the Arizona illegal immigrant issue intentionally. It let him off the hot seat for his assault.

I admit I jumped to the same conclusion as Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, NAACP President Ben Jealous, and President Barack Obama.  However, I merely report the news, they make the news.  The White House ordered her resignation 6 hours before I played the video, and 6 hours before Fox News even covered it.  I own the fact that I said she should get fired for what I heard on the video – that was wrong.  I should have said, "This looks really bad.  She obviously needs to explain herself about this."  But, I really doubt if I was her boss, that I would have fired her without talking to her first or watching the whole video in context – as the White House and Tom Vilsack clearly did.  Nor condemn her as the NAACP did.  I would be afraid that it would violate employment law as some kind of wrongful termination, and I'll bet there's going to be a lawsuit that makes that case – Sherrod has already said, "I would love to sue."

I hope those of you who were as "appalled" as Brenda was at my comments, accept my apology.  But, I also hope you are even more appalled at those who actually did fire her – Tom Vilsack, and whoever the "White House liaison" was that he was talking with.  And, that you're also appalled at the NAACP, the White House, and even Shirley Sherrod for blaming Fox News in all this.

413-423 •• Media Matters (7/21/2010) Sherrod: I'm a Victim of Breitbart, Fox 'Racism'.  Is Fox "racist" because they're not liberal?  Has it come to this?  To oppose the Obama Administration specifically, or liberalism in general, is to be a "racist?"  I thought we were going to enter into a "post-racial America" and Obama was going to bring about all sorts of racial healing.  All I've seen is an increase in racial divisions due to the inept way he's handled all kinds of issues.  More accurately, his is the first post-American presidency.  God help us, and I mean that literally.

428-437 "Fuz" Rana, VP of Research at Reasons to Believe (, has a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Ohio University with an emphasis in Bio Chemistry.  Today, we talk the "chicken or the egg" riddle and what it has to do with "irreducible complexity."

• MSNBC (7/14/2010) Which came first, the chicken or the egg? British scientists claim to have solved the mystery.

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458-508John Fuller, Vice President of Focus on the Family's Audio and New Media Division ( and co-host of their daily broadcast heard weekdays on KKLA at 4:30am, 7:30am, 11:30am, and 10:00pm.  If you're dealing with something and you want to talk with someone about it, you can call 1-800-A-FAMILY during business hours.  Today, we talk about some of the many things Focus is currently involved in helping to restore marriage and the family – among them, Option Ultrasound and Wait No More (foster care adoption).

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TH 524Don Rohde (818) 262-2092.  For the past 38 years, Don has been a sales manager at Galpin, the #1 volume Ford dealer in the world for the past 20 consecutive years.  Galpin has been family-owned and operated for the past 59 years, and 90% of their business is repeat or referral.  Galpin offers Ford, Lincoln-Mercury, Honda, Mazda, Saturn, Volvo, Jaguar, and Aston Martin.  Located in the heart of the San Fernando Valley at Roscoe and the 405.

528-538Gayle Beebe, president of Westmont College in Santa Barbara (, with a dual Ph.D in Philosophy and an MBA under Peter Drucker from Claremont Graduate School.  Gayle has been involved in spiritual formation for many years, team teaching with Richard Foster at APU for 15 years, and working with he and Dallas Willard on the Renovare Study Bible.  His latest book is entitled Longing for God:  Seven Paths of Christian Devotion, and his forthcoming book, due out in Spring 2011 from IVP, will be The 8 Principles of Effective Leadership:  What I Learned from Peter Drucker and How it Matters.  Today, we talk about spiritual formation and Renovare (Latin: "renewal"), and Gayle addresses some of the criticism leveled against it – that it is includes "New Age contemplative prayer," chanting, and that the whole thing is too "catholic."

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• Fox News (7/15/2010) Billboard Campaign Puts Controversial Right-to-Die Group in the Spotlight.

• Fred Barnes, WSJ (7/22/2010) The Vast Left-Wing Media Conspiracy.  Everyone knew most of the press corps was hoping for Obama in 2008. Newly released emails show that hundreds of them were actively working to promote him.

• LATimes (7/22/2010) Pastor Rick Warren briefly hospitalized after severely burning his eyes.

• IBD (7/21/2010) The Tax Tsunami On The Horizon.

As of midnight Dec. 31, the death tax returns — at a rate of 55% on estates of $1 million or more.

The lowest bracket for the personal income tax, for instance, moves up 50% — to 15% from 10%. The next lowest bracket — 25% — will rise to 28%, and the old 28% bracket will be 31%. At the higher end, the 33% bracket is pushed to 36% and the 35% bracket becomes 39.6%.

The marriage penalty also makes a comeback, and the capital gains tax will jump 33% — to 20% from 15%. The tax on dividends will go all the way from 15% to 39.6% — a 164% increase.

Both the cap-gains and dividend taxes will go up further in 2013 as the health care reform adds a 3.8% Medicare levy for individuals making more than $200,000 a year and joint filers making more than $250,000. Other tax hikes include: halving the child tax credit to $500 from $1,000 and fixing the standard deduction for couples at the same level as it is for single filers.

Letting the Bush cuts expire will cost taxpayers $115 billion next year alone, according to the Congressional Budget Office, and $2.6 trillion through 2020.

The HSA Withdrawal Tax Hike. "This provision of ObamaCare," according to ATR, "increases the additional tax on non-medical early withdrawals from an HSA from 10% to 20%, disadvantaging them relative to IRAs and other tax-advantaged accounts, which remain at 10%."

Brand Name Drug Tax. Makers and importers of brand-name drugs will be liable for a tax of $2.5 billion in 2011. The tax goes to $3 billion a year from 2012 to 2016, then $3.5 billion in 2017 and $4.2 billion in 2018. Beginning in 2019 it falls to $2.8 billion and stays there. And who pays the new drug tax? Patients, in the form of higher prices.

The Tax Policy Center, no right-wing group, says that the failure to index the AMT will subject 28.5 million families to the tax when they file next year, up from 4 million this year.

• "Small businesses can normally expense (rather than slowly deduct, or 'depreciate') equipment purchases up to $250,000," says ATR. "This will be cut all the way down to $25,000. Larger businesses can expense half of their purchases of equipment. In January of 2011, all of it will have to be 'depreciated.'"

• According to ATR, there are "literally scores of tax hikes on business that will take place," plus the loss of some tax credits. The research and experimentation tax credit will be the biggest loss, "but there are many, many others. Combining high marginal tax rates with the loss of this tax relief will cost jobs."

• The deduction for tuition and fees will no longer be available and there will be limits placed on education tax credits. Teachers won't be able to deduct their classroom expenses and employer-provided educational aid will be restricted. Thousands of families will no longer be allowed to deduct student loan interest.

Then there's the tax on Americans who decline to buy health care insurance (the tax the administration initially said wasn't a tax but now argues in court that it is) plus a 3.8% Medicare tax beginning in 2013 on profits made in real estate transactions by wealthier Americans.