Friday, July 4, 2008

Kids Have Rights

From Mission America. It makes sense to me.

We hear a lot today about "social justice," especially in churches, but oddly,
it always sounds a lot more like the Democratic Party platform than anything
resembling biblical truth.

What about our kids? What would a "just" America look like for them? many of these would Obama support? Hmm...

1. Kids have the right to be born, period. This is a true justice issue. They
have a right to have moms and dads who know they are ALL human beings.

2. Kids have the right to be raised by the two parents who conceived them: mom
and dad.

3. Kids have the right to have parents who are not addicted to drugs, alcohol,
deviant or adulterous sex, pornography, gambling or themselves.

4. Kids have the right to health care, provided by one or more working,
functional parents.

5. Kids have the right to a childhood free of Internet porn, sexual
molestation, adult clothing at age 11, and condom instructions.

6. Kids have the right to be told to go outside and play.

7. Kids have the right to home-cooked meals.

8. Kids have the right to speak English at school.

9. Kids have the right to hear the Gospel in Christian-based America.

10. Kids have the right to grow up in a country safe from terrorist attacks,
immigrant takeover from within, rabid racism framed as equality, or government
theft disguised as excessive taxation.

11. Kids have the right to be taught by teachers who aren't pornography users,
child predators, transvestites, homosexuals, or anarchists.

12. Kids have the right to learn about self-respect, not self -esteem, as the
foundation for security and confidence.

13. Kids have the right to be taught to read -- not imagine, not guess, but

14. Kids have the right to learn that marriage is between one man and one
woman, period.

15. Kids have the right to be taught how to work hard.

16. Kids have the right to be disciplined appropriately when needed-then hugged

17. Kids have the right to have their parents informed if they are about to
visit Planned Parenthood, a school health clinic for condoms, or a school
psychological counselor. Better yet, they have a right to schools that offer
none of these options.

18. Kids have a right to have no provision for government- funded housing
outside of their home if they get pregnant.

19. Kids have a right to safe neighborhoods, and to grow up with respect for
the law and with a legal system that recognizes the rights cited above.

20. Kids have the right to learn authentic American history, to respect and be
grateful for America, and that it's wonderful to be a proud American.

Let's make sure we ADULTS provide all these things for our children and
grandchildren. This is true social justice.

Happy Birthday America

Happy Birthday America. What a wonderful opportunity we have to live in this great Country. I love the USA. Take the time today and pray for your friends and the USA!
Pray that God will continue to bless the USA. Pray that we will never be ashamed to say we are proud to be called Christians. Please take a few minutes and pray for our country. Happy Birthday America!! Remember "NOBAMA"!

A Real Hero

Some of you may have seen this amazing story. For those of you who have not watch this true store of a real hero, please take the time to view. Irena was going to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Al Gore’s slide show of crap beat her and he won instead. Just another example, of just how far the left has gone to, when it comes to awarding the Nobel Peace Prize. This award is nothing but a joke.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

McCain Meets Billy Graham

New York Times Article

McCain Gets Praise, Not Backing, From Grahams
Senator John McCain, who has had trouble courting faith-based voters, went to the mountaintop on Sunday — Billy Graham’s Blue Ridge mountaintop retreat in western North Carolina, that is — and met with the evangelist and his son the Rev. Franklin Graham for a private, 45-minute conversation.

There were no endorsements after the meeting at the rustic retreat, called Little Piney Cove, and both sides portrayed it as nonpolitical — just a chance to talk over old times and pray for God’s blessing on the presidential election and the candidates. But afterward, there were encomiums all around.

Mr. McCain, the presumptive Republican nominee, had requested the meeting with the Grahams. He called his hosts “great leaders” and said they had had “an excellent conversation.” In response to a reporter’s question, he said, as if slightly surprised: “Oh, I didn’t ask for their vote.”

Billy Graham, 89, who has counseled American presidents for the last half-century and is an enormously influential voice among millions of evangelical and born-again Christians, has been in poor health and made no statement.

But Franklin Graham, who met last week with Senator Barack Obama of Illinois, the likely Democratic nominee, issued a statement praising Mr. McCain. “I was impressed by his personal faith and his moral clarity on important social issues facing America today,” said Mr. Graham, who noted that he and Mr. McCain, of Arizona, have sons serving in the military.

Franklin Graham, chief executive of the evangelistic association his father founded in 1950, and Mr. McCain recalled a story Billy Graham had told about meeting the senator’s father, a Navy admiral, and mother in Hawaii when Mr. McCain was a prisoner of war in Vietnam. “He visited my parents in Hawaii twice,” Mr. McCain said, “and he and my mother and father prayed together for me.”

“We had an opportunity to pray for the senator and his family, and for God’s will to be done in this upcoming election,” Franklin Graham said. Though he was not endorsing anyone, he said he was urging “men and women of faith everywhere” to “vote for the candidate at every level who best represents their values and convictions.”

Christian conservatives, who supported President Bush by huge margins in 2000 and 2004, have been slow to embrace Mr. McCain, who seems uncomfortable talking about religion and recently upset many of his supporters by denouncing the Rev. John Hagee and the Rev. Rod Parsley, prominent evangelical leaders, after controversial statements they made became public.

Mr. McCain, needing to regain ground with the religious right and reassure skeptical conservatives, had gone to some lengths to meet with the Grahams. He flew from Louisville, Ky., to Asheville, N.C., and drove an hour to the Graham retreat near Montreat, N.C., on a Sunday, when he often takes a break from the campaign trail.

Mr. Obama spent the day in Chicago, with his family.

The large brown-shingled cabin, up a long winding road, looked modest from the outside, with its tall, rough-hewn chimney, a screen door and an old iron wheel at the front door, according to an account from a pool reporter perched outside. But its living room commands a sweeping view of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

The country singer Ricky Skaggs — grizzled, gray-haired — was scheduled to have lunch with the Grahams and arrived about a half-hour after Mr. McCain, who noted later that he had met Billy Graham before but that this had been his “first sit-down meeting” with the evangelist.

After insisting he had not sought their backing, Mr. McCain was asked why he had requested the meeting. “As I say,” he said, “they’ve known my family, they’ve known me for many years. They’re great leaders in this nation, and I appreciate the opportunity to visit with them and I am very grateful for the time they spent with me.”

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Senator Jim Reynolds Speaks to the Republican Lucheon Club

Senator Jim Reynolds spoke to the Republican Luncheon Club on Tuesday. Giving a review of this year's legislative session. I applaud Senator Reynolds efforts to reduce the 5% yearly cap increase on property taxes. Senator Reynolds authored a bill that would reduce the cap 40% to a maximum increase per year to 3% or the rate of inflation. There may have been good intentions when the 5% yearly cap was passed nearly twenty years ago. However, many county governments have interrupted this law as an annual 5% increase even when the property has had no improvements or the property has sold.

When talking to voters around Cleveland County, the increases in property taxes is the number one issue. Trumping illegal immigration and education. There is a definite concern for the continued obituary raising of property taxes. If you ask the assessors about this, they are quick to recite the law and to tell you that the schools could not be funded without the increase.

Senator Reynolds said that the strong opposition from education help defeat his bill even among Republican leadership. I am disappointed that these Republicans would yield to the bullying of the OEA over many thousand constituents that are struggling to pay the rising cost of fuel, housing, food, health care and property taxes.

Representative Randy Terrill stated in his latest campaign material that he helped pass the "TWO LARGEST EDUCATION BUDGETS in state history" and added $5 million in funding for a new early childhood education program. Is 56% of the states budget not enough for education? Senator Reynolds should not have to fight for support from his own party. The Republicans in the legislature need to start standing up to the Oklahoma Education establishment. Requiring accountability and efficiencies in our state schools. One place would be supporting Senator Reynolds.

Thank you Senator Reynolds for taking on this issue.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Muslim Student's Association

Liberals, now Muslims, complain that it's a "hate" speech if they do not agree with what you are saying. Have you ever noticed, in the letters to the Editor in the Transcript, how many times Liberals use the word "hate"? Wallace Collins has used the word “hate” numerous times. Just last week, a letter to the Editor from a female, accused someone of the “hate” speech, because they disagreed with her pathetic twisted views. The gays will use the word “hate” if you oppose their way of thinking. I for one do not "hate" anyone. I may disagree with someone or a group of individuals. But hate, I don't think so! Read the below story is it "hate" speech?

The story begins at Michigan State University with a mechanical engineering professor named Indrek Wichman.
Wichman sent an e-mail to the Muslim Student's Association. The e-mail was in response to the students' protest of the Danish cartoons that portrayed the Prophet Muhammad as a terrorist.
The group had complained the cartoons were 'hate speech'
Enter Professor Wichman.
In his e-mail, he said the following:
Dear Moslem Association,
As a professor of Mechanical Engineering here at MSU, I intend to protest your protest. I am offended not by cartoons, but by more mundane things like beheadings of civilians, cowardly attacks on public buildings, suicide murders, murders of Catholic priests (the latest in Turkey), burnings of Christian churches, the continued persecution of Coptic Christians in Egypt, the imposition of Sharia law on non-Muslims, the rapes of Scandinavian girls and women (called 'whores' in your culture), the murder of film directors in Holland, and the rioting and looting in Paris, France.
This is what offends me, a soft-spoken person and academic, and many, many of my colleagues. I counsel you dissatisfied, aggressive, brutal, and uncivilized slave-trading Moslems to be very aware of this as you proceed with your infantile 'protests.'
If you do not like the values of the West - see the 1st Amendment - you are free to leave. I hope for God's sake that most of you choose that option .
Please return to your ancestral homelands and build them up yourselves instead of troubling Americans.
I. S. Wichman
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
As you can imagine, the Muslim group at the university didn't like this too well. They're demanding that Wichman be reprimanded and the university impose mandatory diversity training for faculty and mandate a seminar on hate and discrimination for all freshmen.
Now the local chapter of CAIR has jumped into the fray. CAIR, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, apparently doesn't believe that the good professor had the right to express his opinion.
For its part, the university is standing its ground in support of Professor Wichman, saying the e-mail was private, and they don't intend to publicly condemn his remarks.

Monday, June 30, 2008

Letter From Reader "Concerned Citizen"

I received this comment from concerned citizen. I thought he made some valid points, so I am posting it along with my response. I would like to hear your comments.
Sheriff Race
Comments from a reader of www.thatsjustbob

Concerned citizen has left a new comment on your post "Sheriff Race":

First Off.... David Williams is not even in the running and if he was....
Second, Joe Lester might look good on paper and have a ton of experience,
check his active of a sheriff do you think he would be, it is
every law enforcement officers dream to hold the office of the sheriff at
the end of the career, it is a title and secondly a good retirement check.

If Mark Hamm, Joe Lester, and Doug Blaine were such great choices for
Sheriff, why didn't three county commissioners hire them as the interim?

Thirdly, Mark Hamm worked for the sheriff's office for 12 years, and all of
a sudden quit or got fired....who knows? and then he went to work at a bank
in moore as a bank teller!!!

Fourth...Doug Blaine is an extension of beggs, which is not bad
but...another beldetta. If he is running the sheriff office so
smoothly...and has for all of these years....why is the turnover rate of all
sheriff's office employees so high? Mark Hamm was apart of the turnover
problem when he was employed there as well.

The sheriff's office has a job ad in the paper about every other week.

I do not know how you guys feel but....I don't want a sheriff in there that
has been doing or not doing what they have been. I want a sheriff that is
going to proactive and not reactive. I want a sheriff that is known by his
employees, known personally by the citizens..not just a face on the news or
in the paper...someone that is going to bring the sheriff's office into the
21st century, and a lot more, but mostly....that will be very active and
promote activity to all of the employees and let them do their jobs as law
enforcement offices and take out the "Don't write tickets or arrest people
because that is a vote against me, type sheriff and I feel that is the way
hamm, lester, and blaine would be!!!
Concerned Citizen

Response To Concerned Citizen

Response to Concerned citizen.

What does age have to do with anything? When is too old really too old? Is
McCain too old to be our next President? Was Ronald Reagan too old to serve?
as our 40th President? He was elected at the age of 70 years old. Reagan
has gone down in the history as one of our top Presidents. President Reagan
ranks highly among former U.S. presidents in terms of approval. So the age
factor just does not hold water!

Today, we need a Sheriff that has excellent managerial skills. We do not
need a Wyatt Earp. Being a rural Cleveland County resident the past 40
years, we know just how important Sheriff Beggs was in helping eliminate
crime in Cleveland County.

It is my understanding that some of the Commissioners did not want to hire a
Sheriff that was going to spend his next six months campaigning for the
Sheriff's job. They were looking for someone that could fill in until
election and then let the citizens decide.

"Is Doug Blaine an extension of Beggs"? After Beggs took office you could
tell an immediate difference in quick response time to emergencies and crime
in rural Cleveland County. The deputies were well trained and courteous.

As far as turnover goes, I know for a fact many of the Sheriff Deputies
leave the department after gaining training and experience for better paying
jobs in law enforcement. One thing is, for sure, the salaries of the
deputies must be increased. This is where the management skill and
experience is very important for our next Sheriff.

You made reference to "I want a sheriff that is known by his employees,
known personally by the citizens, not just a face on the news or in the
paper...someone that is going to bring the sheriff's office into the 21st
century. Don't write tickets or arrest people because that is a vote against
me, type sheriff and I feel that is the way Hamm, Lester, and Blaine would
be!!!" Who is your choice for our next Sheriff?

In my opinion, the Sheriff Department should be patrolling rural Cleveland
Counties 300 miles of unincorporated area, being visible to be proactive to
help prevent crimes. Patrolling the highways and issuing tickets is the
responsibility of the OHP.

As I look at Hamm, Blaine and Lester they are certainly fine people that
truly care about Cleveland County. In my opinion, each of them wants the job
not because they are looking at a retirement package. However I am sure they have looked at this issue. I do not believe Hamm’s past is an issue.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Helen Cole Republican Women's Club.

The Helen Cole Republican Women's Club's "Let Freedom Ring" looked like a success. It was great visiting with all the candidates and their wonderful volunteers. Good luck all. Thank you to all the women in the club for putting on a great event.