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Here's a great ministry run by former Mormons that helps people come out of Mormonism.

Many tenets of Freemasonry are not compatible with Christianity
Shabby Apple believes women should dress stylishly, but not have to compromise their modesty to look and feel good. Shabby Apple is a dress company whose main focus is offering women stylish choices for dressing modestly.
Jihad Watch
Check out Real Clear Politics for all the must-read articles of the day.
Check out Rick's Pro-Life
and Constitutional Issues blog
Visit the South Carolina Upstate Young Republicans site.
Arm Chair Republican, a blog by Lanny Grant of Liberty, South Carolina.
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Sites that promote America's Christian heritage

First Foundations: researches and reports on the societal foundations of family, government and religion anywhere in the world.
Center for Reclaiming America and Center for Christian Statesmanship
Coalition to Salute America's Heroes: Join us in helping severely wounded and disabled War on Terror veterans rebuild their shattered lives.
Federalist Patriot: the Internet's leading journal on Federalism and the Founders. Read this if nothing else. Check out the historical documents on the Federalist Patriot site.
Don Feder's web site : any attempt to separate America from God is a betrayal of our Republic
The late D. James Kennedy's video One Nation Under God.
Dr. Peter Lillback of Providence Forum. Educating Americans about their heritage of faith.
Dr. Donald S. Lutz, University of Houston. The Origins of American Constitutionalism.
Rabbi Daniel Lapin: Toward Tradition
Dr. James H. Hutson: Library of Congress. Religion and the Founding of the American Republic.
Rev. Donald S. Binder, rector of Pohick Church, where many of our Founding Fathers worshiped.
Dr. Paul Jehle, Plymouth Rock Foundation: to seek a greater public awareness and understanding of American history."
Marshall Foster, the Mayflower Institute: proclaiming the untold story of America's history, to prepare individuals and families to defend their Judeo-Christian heritage. restoring the heart and soul of America.
The Washington, Jefferson and Madison Institute: virtue, liberty, knowledge a biblical worldview ministry.
American Christian Tours
America's God and Country by William J. Federer: contains remarkable quotes illustrating the deep faith of those who built our nation.
Dr. Daniel Dreisbach, professor of public affairs at American University on Jefferson's wall of separation.
Gary DeMar: American Vision: equipping and empowering Christians to restore America's biblical foundation.
David Gibbs Jr: Christian Law Association
ACLU vs. America website.


Autism Research Institute: The late Dr. Bernard Rimland
Autism Society of America: No. 1 in autism information
Cure Autism Now
DT Trainer: computer software using discreet trial training. We love it.

Christian interest

Albert Pujols, St. Louis Cardinals baseball star, and his family launch Christian ministry that aids Down syndrome children.
Answering Islam: a Christian-Muslim dialogue and apologetic
McKenzie Study Center, an institute of Gutenberg College, is dedicated to
exploring biblical Christianity and its implications for our world. MSC offers lots of articles and audio recordings regarding all things biblical.
Truth Publishers was founded by Gene Gurganus. Gene was a longtime missionary in Bangladesh and wrote a great book: The Peril of Islam. You can purchase this book on his website and check out other items he offers.
United American Committee: Islamic extremism in America.
Blue Letter Bible: interactive reference library
The Cause USA: The CauseUSA is a prayer initiative to urgently mobilize nationwide prayer and fasting for America.
Christian Examiner: Christian news and events with regional editions.
Christian On-line Publishers' Guide: Christian publishers listings
Christian Book Previews: find new Christian books here
Don Swarthout's Christians Reviving America's Values.
Liberty Counsel
Crosswalk: Christian web site with helpful e-mail newsletters.
Evangelical Christian Publishers Association
Evangelical Christian Publishers Association member pages
Evangelical Press Association
Faith Defenders: Christian apologetics
Judeo-Christian Alliance
Feed the Children: a nonprofit Christian charitable organization providing physical, spiritual, educational and vocational assistance.
E-Sword.Net: free Bible software
Freedom Alliance: support our troops. Oliver L. North, founder and honorary chairman.
Mark Kellner: a fantastic writer, editor, speaker. Check out Mark's blog too.
Lifeway: Biblical solutions for life
A Million Thanks: a service project to thank our troops conducted by students of Lutheran High School of Orange, California.
Mission America Coalition: uniting Christians for evangelism and revival
Linguist's Software: Fonts for the Whole World
National Association of Evangelicals
Open Doors: working to strengthen the persecuted church.
Operation Blessing International: breaking the cycle of suffering since 1978
Prison Fellowship: Chuck Colson's ministry to prisoners and Breakpoint
Reasons to Believe: scientific support for your faith or answers to questions about God and science
Stand to Reason: building effective ambassadors
This Is What I Believe: reminding elected officials about our traditional values
Salvation Army: a great organization to support financially
Soldiers Angels: provides aid and comfort to any and all Armed Forces defending freedom and liberty for all
Treats for Troops: sending packages to soldiers.
Voice of the Martyrs
Christian Seniors: for Christian conservatives older than 50

Christian family values

American Family Association
Marriage Today
Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood
Dr. scientific studies about sexual orientation and homosexuality from a Christian viewpoint
Parents Television Council: bringing America's demand for positive, family oriented television programming to the entertainment industry.
Traditional Values Coalition
Overcoming addictions to pornography: Dynamic Living for Men, Faithful and True Ministries, Harvest USA, Christian Counsel International, Pure Life Ministries.


Christians for Life, a ministry in Topeka, Kansas, that helps churches and individuals to become the Hands of Jesus by becoming involved in the pro-life cause.
Healing Hearts: confidential one to one e-mail and support group counseling to anyone suffering from the affects of an abortion, or any type of abuse
Memorial for the Unborn: dedicated to healing generations of pain assoicated with the loss of aborted children
Pro-Life Training: persuasively communicating the pro-life message
Be a Voice for Life: sanctity of human life

History and national interest

Alliance Defense Fund: defending our first liberty.
Carrot-Top Industries: more flags and patriotic banners than you can imagine
Coral Ridge Ministries: Dr. D. James Kennedy
Foundation for Moral Law: official web site and organization supporting former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore
John Hagee Ministries
Center for Security Policy: Frank Gaffney Jr.
Supreme Court: plenty of background information.
Wall Builders: David Barton's organization dedicated to rebuilding godly principles in public affairs


Carolina Christian Conservative
SteynOnline: conservative commentary with British wit
National Review Online
Opinion Journal from the Wall Street Journal Editorial Page
American Conservative Union Foundation. Conservative University: Transferring conservatism to the next generation.
The Center for Media and Public Affairs: scientific studies of the news and entertainment media
Townhall: conservative news and information. Also a great place to go on election night for up-to-the minute results.
Vanguard: conservative policy and activist group.
Young America's Foundation: See their list of the top 10 conservative colleges.
WorldNetDaily: a free press for a free people


Home School Legal Defense Association
Patrick Henry College
Generation Joshua: division of Home School Legal Defense Association
Gutenberg College. A classical, Great-books college that teaches from a biblical worldview.
High School Conservative Clubs of America
Christian Educators Association: demonstrating God's love and truth to the educational community
FIRE: Foundation for Individual Rights in Education.

Churches and youth groups

Battle Cry for a Generation: fighting to save America's youth
Youth Talk: a place where Christian teens can learn about issues and their faith
Christian youth mentoring: Our nation's at-risk children need your help -- the demand is overwhelming! Get involved with time and donations.



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Thought for the day:
I have read a fiery gospel writ in burnished rows of steel:
"As ye deal with my contemners, so with you my grace shall deal;
Let the Hero, born of woman, crush the serpent with his heel,
Since our God is marching on." Battle Hymn of the Republic.

Founding Father Quote:

"Since private and publick Vices, are in Reality, though not always apparently, so nearly connected, of how much Importance, how necessary is it, that the utmost Pains be taken by the Publick, to have the Principles of Virtue early inculcated on the Minds even of children, and the moral Sense kept alive, and that the wise institutions of our Ancestors for these great Purposes be encouraged by the Government. For no people will tamely surrender their Liberties, nor can any be easily subdued, when knowledge is diffusd and Virtue is preservd. On the Contrary, when People are universally ignorant, and debauchd in their Manners, they will sink under their own weight without the Aid of foreign Invaders." -- Samuel Adams, letter to James Warren, November 4,1775.

John Witherspoon, The Dominion of Providence Over the Passions of Men, 1776

Posted 8:40 p.m., Tuesday, May 19

Gov. Mark Sanford names state legislators who stand with him in limiting government overspending as he vetoes much of the South Carolina budget. It's time to vote out of office legislators who can't quit spending money we do not have.

Here are Gov. Sanford's comments: With our vetoes of the state budget now public, I write today to ask you make one more call, write one more email, and encourage one more friend or family member to urge their legislators to take a stand tomorrow for responsible budgeting.

We've chosen to reject much of this year's legislative budget for the way it spends $350 million in stimulus funds without addressing an equal amount of state debt, and for the way it passes up a prime opportunity to make long overdue reforms to state government. Given we've now said our peace, it’s up to you to persuade your respective representatives in Columbia to support our vetoes tomorrow.

Several legislators have stood with us on the side of responsible budgeting. In the House, they include Representatives Ballentine, Bedingfield, Crawford, Duncan, Haley, Hamilton, Huggins, Lowe, Merrill, Millwood, Nanney, Ted Pitts, Rice, Scott, Simrill, Murrell Smith, Garry Smith, Stewart, Stringer, Thompson, Toole, Viers, and Young. In the Senate, Bright, Bryant, Campsen, Cleary, Davis, Grooms, Massey, Mulvaney, Rose, Ryberg, Shoopman and Verdin voted to avoid the mistakes of the past and go back to the drawing board with respect to the state budget.

If your legislator is listed above, they deserve your thanks. If you don't see your Senator or Representative's name, I’d urge you to contact them and simply ask "why?"…

Why spend every single dime of the stimulus money headed our way, instead of dedicating just 10 percent of it to paying down state debt that would generate a much-needed dividend for future generations - $162 million in the first two years alone?

Why put our state's financial future on shifting sands by creating a potential $920 million hole in the budget two years from now?

Why miss the opportunity to make long overdue reforms, like restructuring, that our state so desperately needs?

Why force South Carolinians to continue paying 136 percent the national average for government because of inefficiency and plain old waste - including government running golf course parks at a $500,000 yearly loss and moving the state’s Aeronautics Commission to a new agency and losing out on $350,000 in savings?

Picking up the phone and asking your state legislators these questions I believe speaks to the larger notion of where we want to go as a state, and as a nation. Somewhere, somehow, we have got to begin to redeploy some of the principles that made our nation great. Key among these is this notion of stewardship - of leaving the world a better place for our children rather than recklessly handing them the bill for unsustainable government growth.

The energy and passion I saw at Tea Parties across the state last month can - and indeed must - be translated into tangible ways that each one of us can impact the political process. For just as our Founding Fathers pushed back against a tyranny that turned a deaf ear to their concerns about taxation without representation, I believe we're now at a gut check point as South Carolinians with respect to this very state budget, and the vetoes I'm asking you help us sustain over the next 24 hours.

Posted 8:40 p.m., Saturday, May, 16


Posted 12:20 p.m., Saturday, May 16

Comedian Steve Harvey introduces Jesus Christ


Posted 6:10 p.m., Friday, May 8

Confederate Memorial Day at Springwood Cemetery, Greenville, SC

Click here for photo gallery.

Posted 8 a.m., Friday, May 8

The Pope's Two Grave Mistakes

Rabbi Lau, himself a child survivor of the Holocaust, stated that the current Pope “made two grave mistakes, in my opinion, in his relations with us over the past year, casting a shadow over the entire issue. First, he agreed to reinstate Bishop Richard Williamson, who denied the Holocaust, and who said there was no systematic murder of Jews. [Williamso said that what happened was that ‘only’ 200 to 300,000 Jews died in the war, but not in the Holocaust, because he says there was no Holocaust. He also said there were no gas chambers. The pope agreed to reinstate him after he apologized – but even then he didn’t retract his words, but said only that he wouldn’t have said them if would have known that they would offend his friends in the Church…”

Pope Benedict’s second grave error, Rabbi Lau said, “was at the Durban II conference two weeks ago. Everyone knew that it would be a stage for incitement against Israel and that the star would be [Iranian President Mah Ahmadinejad… But despite this, the pope announced that his representatives would attend and that he blesses the participants. Many countries boycotted the conference, including the U.S., Poland and Germany, but the pope sent a delegation. The European delegates who were there left the hall when Ahmadinejad spoke – but not the pope’s delegates. They remained there throughout the whole speech.”

Despite the above, Rabbi Lau says, “We must not rebuff the visit. We need not bend over backwards or flatter him, but it should not be rejected. This is a visit initiated by the pope himself so that he can follow in the footsteps of his predecessors. We must welcome him, if only for the fact that millions of Jews still live in the Diaspora, and many of them in places where the Catholic Church is strong, such as Latin America, Poland, Ukraine and elsewhere. We must not give our enemies ammunition or pour fuel on the fire; we must not endanger even one Jew.”Read more from Arutz Sheva.

Posted 10:30 a.m., Thursday, May 7

Gov. Sanford Issues Statement on National Day of Prayer

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Gov. Mark Sanford today issued the following statement on today's National Day of Prayer:

"Today is a reminder of just how important it is to take a few minutes each day both to thank God for the blessings we enjoy, and to ask for help and guidance for ourselves and those around us," Gov. Sanford said. "We are remarkably blessed as a nation, but at the same time some very profound needs do exist around us, be it with the effects of the global economic slowdown or with recent disasters like the fires on the eastern side of our state or the tornados on the western side. Whether you choose to mark this occasion publicly or privately, I'd ask every South Carolinian to take just a few minutes to join Jenny, the boys and me in indeed making today a day of prayer for those around us."

Rep. John Boehner's blunt comments on immigration bill.
Click here to watch video.

Posted 10:05 a.m., Wednesday, May 6

America’s Spiritual Heritage Proclaimed on the National Day of Prayer

Tomorrow (May 7), following the National Day of Prayer Service, members of Congress and leaders of faith-based groups will hold a bipartisan press conference to affirm America’s Christian heritage, as outlined in America’s Spiritual Heritage Resolution (H.Res. 397), and to address President Obama's recent statement, made while visiting Turkey, that "we do not consider ourselves a Christian nation or a Jewish nation...."

Anita Staver, President of Liberty Counsel, will participate in the press conference, along with Rep. J. Randy Forbes (R-VA), Rep. Mike McIntyre (D-NC), Rep. Robert Aderholt (R-AL), and other members of the Congressional Prayer Caucus. Leaders of other faith-based organizations will also stand with the members to affirm America's rich religious heritage.

Read Liberty Counsel's News Release for more details and remember to pray!

Read H.Res. 397, which gives specific details about the prominent role of Christianity in American history

Obama's Mideast Plan

President Obama’s major proposed alteration in the Saudi peace plan is for Arab countries to grant citizenship to approximately five million Arabs who are descendants of former Israelis while allowing them the right to move to a new Palestinian Authority country.

The Saudi plan calls for them to be allowed to immigrate to Israel, a suggestion that virtually every Israeli leader categorically rejects. President Obama also reportedly told the king that he wants the United Nations flag raised over holy sites in eastern Jerusalem, where the PA would have total sovereignty under the Saudi plan. Read the rest from Arutz Sheva.

The Disappearance of God: Dangerous Beliefs in the New Spiritual Openness
Albert Mohler's new book

Has God disappeared? The tragic reality is that we are living in an age that is marked by so much spiritual and theological confusion that the God of the Bible has largely disappeared from view -- replaced by less imposing deities that are more amenable to the modern mind.

From the Greenville County Taxpayers Association

Historical preservation amendment defeated in Greenville County Council

Good news! Ten council members voted no! Thanks to those who attended the Press Conference, attended the Council Meeting, notified friends, and those who contacted council members by email, phone, or in person. Without citizen involvement, this amendment may have passed as indicated in the Greenville News. Even Council Member Jim Burns, who was pushing the amendment, decided to vote against it.

The Greenville News today reported the following:

The overwhelming majority of Greenville County Council agreed with the opposition movement Tuesday, reversing course and killing a proposal that would have removed the requirement for a property owner to give his consent before his property is designated historic.

The council had previously approved the measure, and no one spoke in opposition at an earlier public hearing.

More recently, however, Councilwoman Judy Gilstrap said she was “inundated” with calls urging her to oppose the measure, though she said Tuesday she was on the fence before voting with nine others to deny the change.

Democratic council members Xanthene Norris and Lottie Gibson supported it.

At issue are local historic sites such as Campbell's Covered Bridge and Lincoln Cemetery that could get shined up with state money – but only if the county changes its historic preservation ordinance to match state rules, said Weylin Brown, chairman of the council-appointed Historic Preservation Commission.

Butch Taylor, president of the Greenville County Taxpayers Association, said allowing a property to be designated historic without the consent of the owner would put home improvements and other changes under the oversight of the commission, a power he said is greater than eminent domain.

Brown said only major changes to historic property – construction that requires a permit – would be subject to commission approval, and that property owners could appeal those decisions.

Councilman Bob Taylor said Tuesday there are other ways to get grant money for improvements on historic sites, and that requiring local governments to take away property rights in order to get money is one way of bribing them to go along with the growing size of government overall.

Councilman Fred Payne said he tried to add a provision that would have said no new regulations would apply to property owners that didn't consent to a historic designation, but that state officials disagreed with it.

There was no other discussion before the roll call vote.

County officials say veterans and freeman slaves are buried in the overgrown graves at Lincoln Cemetery.

Resident Dean Allen told council members after Tuesday's vote that if the graves need repair he knows of volunteers with the Sons of Confederate Veterans who can do the job without involving taxpayer money.

Posted 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 24

Confederate Memorial Day
Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia celebrate Confederate Memorial Day on Monday.


Posted 10:10 a.m., Tuesday, April 21

Kudos to Miss California for standing up
for her (and our) faith


Posted Saturday, April 18, 12:30 p.m.
Note: This is Paul Revere Day

Great Tea Party in Greenville last night except for the shameful treatment of some in the crowd for Rep. Gresham Barrett. Click here for my photo gallery.

Posted Monday, April 13, 1:50 p.m.

Pro-abortion, not pro-choice
See this item from the Family Research Council

As the king of late night comedy, Jay Leno has few living peers. He is watched and beloved by millions of American viewers, which makes it difficult to understand his support for an organization that seeks to shut down facilities that have as their sole purpose to give a home and guidance to young ladies who find themselves pregnant with nowhere else to go.

On April 29 Jay Leno and his wife are hosting a fundraiser for the Feminist Majority Foundation, a radical pro-abortion group that not only advocates for abortion on demand, but also for the closing of pro-life pregnancy centers.

This month the Feminist Majority Foundation sent an e-mail to its 400 campus affiliates planning a nationwide protest against facilities that dare to offer women alternatives to abortion and the support they need to choose life.

Posted Friday, April 2, 9:45 a.m

Andrew Smart launches bid for Congress

Andrew Smart (right) with Dr. Frank Page

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Andrew Smart, CEO of Duke Sandwich Co., launched his bid April 2 for the fourth district congressional seat held by Bob Inglis.
Smart criticized Republicans for having strayed from the principles of Ronald Reagan that once made the party strong: massive over-spending and unprecedented growth of government. To succeed, Smart said, we need to renew our membership in Congress by offering the very best true conservative candidates, who are fully committed to voting those ideals we all believe in. Our district is one of the most conservative in the nation, but we are not represented that way.
Smart and his family attend Taylors First Baptist Church, and Dr. Frank Page, the congregation’s pastor and former president of the Southern Baptist Convention, introduced Smart.
Dr. Page said he believes our nation is in trouble, that we are in desperate need of leaders who can be effective in the public square. “We are in a socialist agenda that is driving us into bankruptcy, and a moral decline.”
Page said Smart and his wife Julie love the Lord and love our church, this country and the state. Smart referred to Dr. Page as “a true conservative leader, a mentor, friend, Christian brother.”
You can visit the Smart campaign web site at

Posted Saturday, March 28, 4:25 p.m.

McMaster says abolish parole from Thomas Hanson on Vimeo

Henry McMaster, the South Carolina attorney general, told Upstate Republican Women meeting at the Poinsett Club March 17 that the state legislature is wrestling with budget cuts, and that tax revenues are not coming in as they did previously. He noted that the state’s unemployment rate is second highest in the nation.

McMaster, an unannounced candidate for governor, wants to abolish parole in South Carolina like in Virginia and other states. Criminals, except for those convicted of committing violent crimes, would have to serve at least 85 percent of their sentence before appearing before the parole board.

Posted 11:10 a.m., Thursday, March 12

Country music responds to massive bailouts

Listen as John Rich sings Shuttin' Detroit down.

Ordering a pizza: will it ever come to this?

Posted 6:15 p.m., Tuesday, March 10

SC House Republicans protect religious freedom
From Bobby Harrell, speaker of the House

One of the most sacred rights that countless South Carolinians have fought and died for is religious freedom. The great leaders in our country's history have been guided by faith that was nurtured over the years in homes, communities and schools. Today, elected officials continue to be buoyed by their strong faith as they make tough decisions during difficult times.

But religious freedom on college campuses has come under attack by Democrats. The massive Democrat spending bill, or so-called stimulus package, recently signed into law by President Barack Obama prohibits funds to renovate buildings on college campuses from being used for buildings with any type of religious connection. Our own U.S. Senator Jim DeMint has called the bill "a direct attack on students of faith."

The South Carolina House Republican Caucus believes strongly in protecting religious freedom and will not allow students to come under attack. That's why House Republicans voted today to safeguard religious freedom on college campuses in South Carolina. According to an amendment passed with overwhelming support from House Republicans, state supported colleges receiving federal stimulus stabilization funds must continue to support and maintain existing student programs and facilities used for religious activities.

Posted 10:05 a.m., Monday, March 9

"On every unauthoritative exercise of power by the legislature must the people rise in rebellion or their silence be construed into a surrender of that power to them? If so, how many rebellions should we have had already?"

Thomas Jefferson, Notes on Virginia, Query 12, 1782

Posted 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 9

Gov. Sanford to announce course of action
on stimulus package

Gov. Mark Sanford will announce his course of action on the federal stimulus package in Spartanburg at 10 a.m., Wednesday, March 11, at Wilson Equipment Co.,1509 Asheville Highway.

Posted 9:40 a.m., Saturday, March 7

From the Family Research Council

Yesterday, while debating the Omnibus spending bill, the U.S. Senate took up Sen. Roger Wicker's (R-Miss.) amendment to preserve what has become fairly commonplace in federal budgeting, the prohibition of U.S. taxpayer money being used through the United Nations to underwrite China's one-child policy in which women are coerced into having abortions and are forcibly sterilized.
Unfortunately, the Senate defeated this amendment by a vote of 55-39, with three Democrats, Sens. Robert Casey (Pa.), Ben Nelson (D-Neb.), and Evan Bayh (D-Ind.) supporting the pro-life amendment.
The Omnibus is frozen in the Senate right now due to fiscal considerations coming from a surprising corner--the Democrats' side. Please call the following Senators to thank them for their stance supporting American taxpayers: Sens. Evan Bayh (Ind.), Russ Feingold (Wis.), Ben Nelson (Neb.), Mary Landrieu (La.), Claire McCaskill (Mo.), Mark Begich (Alaska), Mark Warner (Va.), Amy Klobuchar (Minn.), Mark Pryor (Ark.), Jeanne Shaheen (N.H.), Bob Casey (Pa.), Blanche Lincoln (Ark.), and Joe Lieberman (Conn.).

Things you will never hear a Southerner say:

We don't keep firearms in this house.
You can't feed that to the dog.
I thought Graceland was tacky.
Wreslin's fake.
Honey, did you mail that donation to Greenpeace?
We're vegetarians.
Do you think my hair is too big?
I'll have grapefruit instead of biscuits and gravy.
Honey, these bonsai trees need watering?
Who's Richard Petty?
Give me the small bag of pork rinds.
Deer heads detract from the decor.
Spitting is such a nasty habit.
I just couldn't find a thing at Wal-Mart today.
Trim the fat off that steak.
Cappuccino tastes better than espresso.
The tires on that truck are too big.
I'll have the arugula and radicchio salad.
Unsweetened tea tastes better.
Would you like your fish poached or broiled?
My fiancée, Paula Jo, is registered at Tiffany's.
Little Debbie snack cakes have too many fat grams.
Does the salad bar have bean sprouts?
Hey, here's an episode of "Hee Haw" that we haven't seen.
I don't have a favorite college team.
I believe you cooked those green beans too long.
Elvis who?

Same-Sex Couples in Massachusetts File Suit Challenging Federal Defense of Marriage Act

The radical group called Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders (GLAD) has filed suit in the Federal District Court in Boston on behalf of several same-sex couples, claiming the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional. The suit challenges only that portion of the federal DOMA that prevents the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriage through the provision of federal benefits, including Social Security, filing joint tax returns, federal employee and pension benefits, and the issuance of passports.

President Barack Obama has pledged to work to repeal DOMA. Those tasked with defending this lawsuit will be the new Attorney General, Erik Holder, and the Department of Justice.

Liberty Counsel will be filing a brief in defense of the federal DOMA. Liberty Counsel has successfully defended DOMA and has also successfully defended traditional marriage in over 40 cases.

Posted 10:05 a.m., Monday, March 2

Walter Williams responds to Attorney Gen. Eric Holder's comments that the United States is a nation of cowards.

If black people continue to accept the corrupt blame game agenda of liberal whites, black politicians and assorted hustlers, as opposed to accepting personal responsibility, the future for many black Americans will remain bleak.

Netanyahu has warned foreign leaders not to invest
in Gaza while Hamas still attacks Israel

United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Monday pledged $900 million in aid to the Fatah-led Palestinian Authority, including $300 million for rebuilding Hamas-controlled Gaza.

Prime Minister-designate Binyamin Netanyahu has warned foreign leaders not to invest in Gaza while Hamas still attacks Israel with rockets and bombs at the separation barrier, however. Secretary Clinton maintained that the aid will flow on the condition the condition that none of it would reach Hamas despite a long history of Hamas putting its hands on foreign money, weapons and United Nations humanitarian aid.

“We have worked with the Palestinian Authority to install safeguards that will ensure our funding is only used where and for whom it is intended and does not end up in the wrong hands," Clinton said at the international donors’ conference in Sharm el-Sheikh. Read rest of this article from Arutz Sheva by Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu.

Posted 4:40 p.m., Sunday, March 1

From Patrick B. Haddon, Chairman
South Carolina Federation of Young Republicans

On behalf of the South Carolina Young Republicans I want to thank you all for taking part in South Carolina's first Tea Party Protest. It was a huge success because the new leaders of tomorrow are in the YR movement today. I want to personally thank Rep. Garry Smith, Rep. Wendy Nanney, Rep. Tommy Stringer, and Rep. Dan Hamilton for standing with us in this effort. They truly understand the importance of serving the people and the importance that the YRs have in our political process.

I also want to thank those YRs who have consistently rose to the occasion since the beginning of the SC YR movement nearly two years ago and through them we have seen real results. They all have been there from the beginning in 2007 and have never faltered in any way. They never asked for credit and they have always showed real leadership in times when it was not going so well. I have had the privilege to work with since the outset and count it an honor to work with in the trenches. Some of these YRs have come in after the organization of the SCFYR but they have joined the team and have brought their talents and leadership to the team.

I want to recognize these YRs for their activism, leadership, and potential.
These UYRs are as follows:

Carl Clegg
Michael Desrochers
James Gibney
Somer Grasser
Berry Ponder
Nick Yowarski

Without these YRs the SCFYR and the UYRs would not be where they are today. The SCFYR is one of the fastest growing YR groups in the Nation. And I can proudly say that we are the most conservative State YR Federation in the country.

I am so proud of them and I wanted them to get the recognition they deserve. Especially after last night's Tea Party where over 2000 of our closest Conservatives Friends joined us to change the party, state, and country. I can not reiterate what these YRs mean to the organization and I am encouraged that with young people like this all across our state and nation that we are in for real conservative change and we should be comforted in this fact.

I also want to thank Chairman Samuel Harms for his support of the UYRs in Greenville. Without the support of Chairman Harms it would be very difficult to operate so I thank him. I also would like to thank State Executive Committeeman Doug Wavle. His support has never faulted and his advice has been exactly what we needed. Mr. Wavle has been the one of the reason the SCFYR has the respect of so many around the state because he understands our role in SC. I cant thank these two gentlemen enough. They have showed their support and respect for the YRs and I can only hope that it will continue in the future.

I am looking for greater things to come from the GCGOP and the UYRs in the future. By working together we can build a greater party and bring outside Conservatives in. They are ready to come in. But are we ready to do what it takes to bring them in?

I pray that we are.

Together we can build a better conservative party.

Posted 3:15 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 22

Constituents thank Sen. Jim DeMint for fighting

When Sen. Jim DeMint dropped by to address the Upstate Republican Women’s luncheon meeting Jan. 16 at the Poinsett Club, he was met with a standing ovation. The visibly moved senator said the standing ovation was like “getting an infusion of energy,” as “Washington is sucking the life out of me.”

The senator went on to say that “a few years ago people would say, why didn’t you do this or why didn’t you do that, now they just grab my arm and say, ‘Thanks for fighting.’ ”

The senator said that the nation’s only hope is that people and groups be informed and activated and start calling their government to account. He goes to talk radio and Fox News to make his case directly to the American people.

During last year’s debate over immigration reform, GOP congressional leaders gave copies of the legislation to talk show hosts and bloggers, which they read, posted on the web and told their listeners what was contained in the bill. In response, millions of angry Americans called or e-mailed their representatives and defeated that bill.

GOP leaders did the same with legislation about earmarks and the offshore drilling moratorium. Sen. DeMint said that this has even helped put a spine in some Republican legislators who were sitting on the sidelines waiting to see which way the wind would blow.

“We can decide which way the wind blows if we let Americans know what is really going on,” he said.

Sen. DeMint said that a lot of people in Washington do not understand that people make the economy work, and that free markets, not the government, create jobs. The President and his advisers have not participated in the private markets, started their own businesses and signed the front of a paycheck.

“I think most Americans understand intuitively that something is wrong, Sen. DeMint said, and “as long as we have people out here who believe, we can turn things around no matter what Washington does.”

Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.), the House Majority Whip, has promised to make Sen. DeMint a project for defeat when he runs for reelection in 2010. “Many think that South Carolina moved to the left in the last election,” Sen. DeMint said. “We need to show them that South Carolina hasn’t.”

Sen. DeMint said that in Mark Sanford, “we have a governor who understands that you cannot spend your way out of problems. You have to set priorities and cut spending and create a good business environment. I think he is pulling a lot of the legislature along with him, some kicking and screaming, but he is out there fighting for what I think is the right cause for Republicans.”

Sen. DeMint asked URW members to go onto his web site at and subscribe to his e-mail updates. He wants to counter negative campaign ads in the coming campaign, which he said will accuse him of voting against children, veterans and farmers. With several hundred thousand e-mails, he can have a readership larger than all the newspapers in the state.

Rep. Bob Inglis, who was at the Poinsett Club for another meeting, greeted the Upstate Republican Women, before the senator arrived.

After Sen. DeMint spoke, Samuel Harms, Greenville County GOP chairman, spoke to the group about the Republican county and state conventions and about a lawsuit he is filing on behalf of the party to end South Carolina’s open party primary system that allows members of either party to vote in the other party’s primary elections.

Betty Poe, the Greenville County GOP first vice chair, spoke about precinct reorganization meetings to take place March 2 at 7 p.m. at polling locations.

Kevin Hall, candidate for state GOP chairman, visited the meeting and talked with URW members and guests.

Suzette Jordan, URW president, chaired the meeting.

Posted 7:10 p.m., Monday, Feb. 16

Check out Heart of America Memorial for the Unborn for aborted babies in Topeka, Kansas, sent to me by my friend Randy Hall.

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Posted 7:20 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 14

Watch Dutch politician Geert Wilders' film Fitna about Islam and read about how he was denied entry into England for fear of what Muslims may think about his film. May this never happen in the United States.

Posted 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 10
Thanks to these Republicans who voted against stimulus bill: Alexander, Tenn.; Barrasso, Wyo.; Bennett, Utah; Bond, Mo.; Brownback, Kan.; Bunning, Ky.; Burr, N.C.; Chambliss, Ga.; Coburn, Okla.; Cochran, Miss.; Corker, Tenn.; Cornyn, Texas; Crapo, Idaho; DeMint, S.C.; Ensign, Nev.; Enzi, Wyo.; Graham, S.C.; Grassley, Iowa; Hatch, Utah; Hutchison, Texas; Inhofe, Okla.; Isakson, Ga.; Johanns, Neb.; Kyl, Ariz.; Lugar, Ind.; Martinez, Fla.; McCain, Ariz.; McConnell, Ky.; Murkowski, Alaska; Risch, Idaho; Roberts, Kan.; Sessions, Ala.; Shelby, Ala.; Thune, S.D.; Vitter, La.; Voinovich, Ohio; Wicker, Miss.

Posted 8 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 8

I was feeling a bit frustrated with life, then I heard a message by Mike Cruice, a friend of mine, on what life is all about. Click here to listen to Mike's message.

Posted 5:25 p.m., on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 1
Arizona Cardinals quarternback Kurt Warner shows that their are more important things than football. Check out his First Things First web site.

Posted 12:10 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 25
Many tenets of Freemasonry are not compatible with Christianity

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