Saturday, October 04, 2008

Palin vs Obama Resume - Who Ya Gonna Call?

Sarah Palin

Barack Obama

Office being sought Vice President President of the United States and Leader of the Free World
Full name Sarah Louise Heath Palin Barack Hussein Obama II
Nickname Sarah Barracuda Barry Obama; "The One"
Public opinion Smoking hot in a "naughty librarian" sort of way May be The Messiah
Age 44 48
Children 5: two sons, three daughters 2: two daughters
Religion/Church attendance

Evangelical Christian;

attends Juneau Christian Center when in Juneau and grew up attending Wasilla Assembly of God

Attended Trinity United Church of Christ for 20 years, a "black liberation theology" church formerly led by Rev. Jeremiah Wright and governed according to the Black Value System
Current Job Governor of Alaska Junior Senator from Illinois
Previous Public Jobs

Mayor of Wasilla, AK (1996-2002); President of Alaska Conference of Mayors;

City Council member (1992-1996)

State Senator (1997-2004);

Community Organizer

Executive Experience

Governor for 2 years;

Mayor for 6 years

Foreign Relations experience Governor of state that borders two foreign countries (Canada and Russia)

Chaired Senate subcommittee on Europe but never called it into session;

once gave a speech to 200,000 screaming Germans

Military Affairs experience

Commander in Chief of Alaska National Guard;

Son is enlisted Infantryman in U.S. Army

Private Sector Experience

Sports reporter;

Salmon fisherman

Associate at civil rights law firm
Speaking ability Beautifully executed initial stump speech in Dayton, OH hockey arena without a teleprompter An enter...wait--did you say without a teleprompter??
Spouse's name Todd Mitchell Palin Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama
Spouse's occupation

Salmon fisherman;

Former North Slope production supervisor for BP Oil

Vice President for Community and External Affairs at University of Chicago Hospitals;

former Associate Dean of Student Services at the University of Chicago;

former Executive Director for the Chicago office of Public Allies;

former Assistant to the Mayor of Chicago;

former associate at Sidley Austin law firm

Reaction to spouse's political success Quit 17-year BP oil job when BP became involved in natural gas pipeline negotiations with wife's administration

Promoted and given 160% pay raise by UofC hospitals within months of husband's election to U.S. Senate;

Employer received $1,000,000.00 federal earmark, requested by husband, after her promotion

Coolest thing about Spouse

Tesoro Iron Dog Snowmobile race champion (longest snowmobile race in the world);

In 2008, while defending his championship, was injured when he was thrown 70 feet from his machine. He was sent to the hospital but still finished in fourth place

Sister of Oregon State University head basketball coach Craig Robinson
Most Courageous Moment in Public Service Resigned in protest from position of Ethics Commissioner of Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission in order to expose legal violations and conflicts of interest of Alaska Republican leaders, including the former state Attorney General and the State GOP Chairman (who was also an Oil & Gas Commissioner), who was doing work for the party on public time and supplying a lobbyist with a sensitive e-mail. Gave an anti-Iraq war speech to a crowd of anti-Iraq war demonstrators in Hyde Park in 2002
In Current Office Because... Upset sitting Governor in GOP primary due to public support for her efforts to clean up corrupt government establishment Republican opponent, who was leading in the polls, was forced to leave race after unsealing of divorce records exposed a sex scandal
Theme: Change and Clean Government

Hope and Change;

"Bringing Change from Outside Washington"

What they've done to live that theme:

Replaced entire Board of Agriculture and Conservation because of conflict of interest;

Resigned from position of Ethics Commissioner of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission in order to expose corruption among members of own party

Selected 36-year incumbent Senator as running mate
Family Affairs May have removed State Public Safety Commissioner as part of effort to protect sister in messy divorce and child custody battle

Often says, "I am my brother's keeper";

Brother lives in a hut in Nairobi on $12 per year

Union affiliation Union member, married to Union member Endorsed by a union
Iraq and Troop Support

Formerly (pre-surge) critical of apparent lack of long-term strategy for Iraq;

Visited wounded U.S. soldiers in Germany;

visited AK National Guard soldiers deployed to Kuwait;

Son deploying to Iraq on 9/11/08 as Army infantryman

Gave an anti-Iraq war speech to a crowd of anti-Iraq war demonstrators;

almost visited wounded troops in Germany, but decided to go shopping in Berlin instead

Bipartisan/"maverick" credentials

Married to a non-Republican;

Exposed corruption within own party;

Campaigned for Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell against corrupt GOP congressman Don Young;

Called out Sen Ted Stevens (R-AK) to "come clean" about financial dealings that are under fed investigation

Talks about bipartisanship
Legislative Record

Passed a landmark ethics reform bill;

Used veto to cut budgetary spending;

Prevented "bridge to nowhere" that would have cost taxpayers $400 million dollars.

Voted "present" over 100 times as IL state senator
How they dealt with corrupt individuals in home city/state

Exposed legal violations and conflicts of interest of Alaska Republican leaders;

Campaigned against corrupt GOP Representative;

Ran against and defeated corrupt incumbent governor in GOP primary

Launched political career in home of unrepentant domestic terrorist Bill Ayers (and still refers to him as a part of "mainstream Democratic Chicago";

Purchased home with help of convicted felon Tony Rezko


Lifetime member of NRA and avid hunter;

video can be found on YouTube of Palin firing an M4 at a military firing range

Worked to pass legislation in Illinois that would prevent all law-abiding citizens from owning firearms

Opposed "Bridge to Nowhere" project;

Said Alaska should avoid relying on federal money for projects;

Campaigned against porker Don Young (R-AK) in 2008 primary

Secured federal earmarks for wife's employer and for campaign bundlers

Pro life;

gave birth to 5th child knowing that he would have Down's syndrome


only IL state sen. to speak against the Born Alive Infant's Protection Act, which required medical care to be given to live infants who survived abortions


Believes energy independence is a matter of national security;

For drilling in ANWR, which is in her state

Says Americans should "get tune-ups" and "check tire pressure";

Says "we can't expect the world to be okay with" our use of heating and air conditioning


Chair of Alaska Conservation Commission (2003-4);

Announced plans to create sub-cabinet group of advisors to address climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in AK

Talks about the environment a lot
Athletic prowess Runs marathons Has reporters tailing him to the gym

I think we are getting to the Mainstream Media

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Messiah Standoff

The Photoshopped Picture at the top was sent to me by an Obama supporter. Sort of a take on Messiah Vs Messiah. That would be ok except the picture on the right above is a serious piece of Obama Worship Art. No photoshopping there. This artist is serious. That's how she sees Obama. God.

So are all the worshipful magazines with the Messiah on the cover. I wonder if Jesus would get this kind of fawning if he showed back up walking the earth. I guess it would depend if Jesus was a registered Republican or Democrat.

What is most disturbing about the Messianic Worship is that of Spike Lee. He said a few months ago:

[Film director Spike] Lee predicted Obama would be elected in November.

"When that happens, it will change everything. ... You'll have to measure time
by `Before Obama' and `After Obama,'" Lee said during the panel. "It's an
exciting time to be alive now." ...

"Everything's going to be affected by this seismic change in the universe," he

-- Spike Lee, American Film Director. July 10, 2008.

What Mr Spike is saying is that after November time will no longer be AD BC. It wil be AO and BO.

Something smells here.

It's either a Dead Chicken or a Bail Out Bill

Just to put the last week into perspective, the bail out bill does nothing. Yes it will pour money into the system. But the economy is still in the tank. Not much will come from this short term. Long term it's up in the air.

The real reason for the bill was to give confidence and reassurance to to people so they have faith to lend money again.

They did that with a bill in congress. It was all witchcraft.

They could have just as well had a Santerian ceremony where a Santerian priest kills a chicken, slits it's throat and then swings it all around to have blood spattered all over the NYSE. It might have given the Wall Street Types some confidence.

OR not.

That's the problem. For the program to work, they gotta believe. If they don't believe the bill could have been for 2 trillion dollars.

The chicken would have been just as good....... If they would have just believed.

And it would have been cheaper.

Friday, October 03, 2008


Are you from Up North??

I have lived in Illinois for the last 23 years. I spoke with a man from Alabama in Business today. He said, where are you calling from. I said Illinois. He retorted, "you're not from there are you, you have a northern accent. Minnesota or North Dakota.

I admitted it. I do sound like I'm from North Dakota, because, well, you know, I am. Born and Raised. I wonder if a person ever loses the accent he grows up with?

This seems a little salient because as I listened to our next Vice President last night, I thought, man Sarah, it would be good to lose the accent. I suspect she can lose it a little, but she will always sound like she does. From Alaska. It's cute, but is it helpful?

But then:

Kennedy always sounded like he was from Massachusetts, Carter like he was from the South, and Bush like he was from Texas.

We better get used to the Alaska accent.

Michelle Malkin's Take

Sarah Palin looked presidential.

Joe Biden looked tired.

Sarah made history.

Biden is history.


Prediction: Watch for a whole new, severe strain of Palin Derangement Syndrome to begin.

They hated her before last night. They are going to pour on more unfathomable hate at a level we have never seen before.

Sarah, we’re praying for you.

Signing the Front not the back of the Paycheck

From Mike Huckabee:

I hope that you had a chance to watch the Vice-Presidential Debate tonight and that it reaffirmed all of our beliefs that Sarah Palin is the knock-out punch the McCain-Palin ticket needs to win in November. Governor Palin is a bright, articulate, talented woman. She has what I consider to be the most important experience - she is a Governor and the only one in this race that has actually ever signed the front of a paycheck.

She may not know the answer to every "gotcha" question that some of the talking heads throw at her, but, I don't think any of us do. She is going to make mistakes, but she will learn from those mistakes. Her character, leadership and strong values will get her over the rough spots.

Mike is Great and in my opinion, right.

One Reason why We MUST not have a President Obama

Obama will nominate Judges who are not Righteous Rulers. The Bible rails against such. In an age when Abortion Clinics Brag about how much business they are doing.

Judgment will come upon America even greater for this sin. When good is described as Evil and Evil is described as Good we are in an evil generation. A President Obama will only expand this evil by the election of Pro Abortion Judges. You have a choice. To vote in line with the word of God or to vote for evil. To me it's that Black and White. I don't see how any christian can see it any other way or frankly I doubt they are a believer in Jesus.

There is just one abortion business in the state of North Dakota and its director says she expects it to set a record this year for the number of abortions done. The Red River Women's Clinic in Fargo has been the subject of criticism in the past over bogus medical malpractice insurance and how abortion affects women.

The abortion center has been doing abortions for just over ten years and did a record 1,358 abortions in 2003 and another 1,238 abortions last year.

Any October Surprise will have to be a Genuine Surprise

You have been hearing expectations of an October surprise. Many think that the "Financial Crisis" is an October surprise. Some have been trying by the timely release of political ridicule movies. W and the Bill Mahr movies are attempts by the left to use idiot culture to define the election. The ones who might be persuaded by this ham handed effort weren't going to vote anyway.

Everyone is waiting for the watched pot to start boiling. It may not. Or might.

This article is a pretty good analysis
of the situation. It reads in part:

From Obama's perspective, an October surprise may have begun a month early: The turmoil in U.S. financial markets that erupted in September triggered criticism of McCain's leadership and economic understanding, and polls showed Obama starting to open a lead in key battleground states.

That movement could be reversed in the two remaining presidential debates - or by a true October surprise.

Kerry said any surprise deliberately engineered by one of the campaigns would be a risky endeavor.

"I think the media has grown much more suspicious of it because of the recent experiences," he said, "so I suspect there'll be a lot of scrutiny and maybe even some backlash."

Why Didn't we Hear any REAL Questions last Night

The lack of any actual questions during the debate and from any of the liberal Media says that something dark and sinister, has crept into our society and is working very hard and successfully to turn it into something vile and violent. The fact that the Media has put intentional blinders on regarding the Obama candidacy is not just bias, it’s evil.

What about ACORN and the fall of Freddie and Fannie - Did BHO have anything to do with that fiasco as a Community Organizer? Jim Johnson and Franklin Raines funneling money to BHO. How much actual money has BHO actually received from all these related sources? Is there any relationship that should be inquired about?

What is the explanation for a half billion dollars coming from people named “Will, Good” who’s employment is “Loving You” who gave cumulatively $25,000. Is all of that money from the USA. All half billion? Are we supposed to believe that it is? IF it is, would you do like John McCain and allow examination? Why don’t you? If the money comes surreptitiously from other countries, even from Islamic countries, will you admit it? And return it?

Is voter fraud happening in Iowa. In what appears to be a win at any price, even if we have to cheat, is anyone watching over this? Is the reports of Homeless People being bussed in to vote absentee for money have any credibility. Shouldn’t it be asked?

Will you take a vow BHO to maintian our basic rights? No Fairness Doctrine. Gun Right’s Preserved.

Last, BHO, directly from your website you have made some profound promises. Are these the Headlines we should expect to see and hear after you are elected?

• Obama enacts stronger “federal hate crimes legislation” to “reinvigorate enforcement at the Department of Justice’s Criminal Section.”

• Obama creates “a fund to help people refinance their mortgages and provide comprehensive supports to innocent homeowners.”

• Obama, following through on his pledge to “meet with the leaders of all nations, friend and foe,” signs a non-agression pact with the Hitler of Iran.

• Obama doubles foreign aid to $50 billion to cut “poverty around the world in half by 2015.”

• Obama removes our troops from Iraq, leaving a power vacuum filled by Iran.

• Obama enacts socialized medicine, destroying small businesses with taxes to pay for illegal alien healthcare.

• Obama enacts amnesty for illegal aliens.

• Obama enacts legislation demanding carbon friendly cars, hammering the final nail in the coffin of the US car industry.

• Barack Obama enact laws to reinforce affirmative action by funneling money to “women and minority-owned businesses.”

• Obama repeals the Bush tax cuts.

• Obama enacts the Employment Non-Discrimination Act to entrench the power of the homosexual lobby.

From Michael

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Mderating Tonites Debate is Gwen Ifill

I laughed and cried when I read this (OK, I just laughed)

I'm sure tonight's VP debate will be fair and balanced. It will have all of the objective journalistic panache that Couric and Gibson have shown thus far. This Blogger has received an advance copy of the questions.

The press is so unbiased. (Laughing Hysterically and ironically)

A partial list of Gwen Ifill's questions for the VP debate

Mayor Palin, Barack Obama is a handsome, charismatic demigod. How many boxes of Kleenex will you need after your crushing loss?

Senator Biden, what is your favorite color? And if you have time for a follow-up question: Why?

Mayor, you talk funny and you own a tanning bed. Why haven't you released Trig's birth certificate?

Senator, have you seen those pictures of Obama in his swim trunks? If not, I have them right here.

Mayor, what are the names, ages, and blood types of all 71 members of the Belgian Senate? And why are you unwilling to admit that your inability to instantly produce any and every fact I demand makes you unfit to stand in the way of history?

Senator, you've spoken at length. Could you please continue?

Mayor, which is your preferred method of stifling dissent, banning books or burning them? Since it's both, please explain how you can deny the accusation that you're a fascist, which I am making now.

Senator, could you please sign my book?

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Understanding Creation

A good blog acquaintance who has written some brilliant stuff from time to time, really nails a great perspective I embrace fully. I have read and reread this post. If you have a hard time explaining, understanding or defending the word of God regarding creation this will help you a great deal.

Find Ron Mackenzie's Article here.

If you are a pastor, this is essential reading. You need to understand this clearly.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Palin Derangement Alert

From Time time I will make note of the PDS on the part of the press and liberals in general. They are the same you know. They are crazy, nuts, over the top psychotic.

It's fun except when it's not. I would appreciate you letting me know when you see it.

This came from Jack Cafferty.
He has Terminal PDS.
Or this piece of wisdom from
some crackpot at Huffington
She hunts so she must be evil
She believes the Bible



• Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY) describes Palin as "disabled".
• Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) says Palin "doesn't know anything".
• Sen. Joe Biden (D-DE) believes that Palin's election would be a "backward step for women".
• Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) believes that Palin's "family background, including the pregnancy of her unwed teenage daughter, should be fair game for campaign discussion."
• Obama Finance Director Howard Gutman claims that Palin "puts [her] career above [her] family."
• Michigan Democratic operative Barbara Theaker, introducing Joe Biden, calls Palin "a bucket of fluff."
• South Carolina Democratic Chair Carol Fowler: "[Palin's] primary qualification seems to be that she hasn’t had an abortion."
• Obama supporter Lincoln Chafee calls Sarah Palin a "cocky wacko."
• Former Gore advisor Bob Shrum: "However much the Republican base hoots and whistles, Palin may not become their Miss November; she’s been a runner-up before."

The Mainstream Media

• The Cleveland Plain-Dealer's Connie Schultz claims "[Palin] outed her pregnant daughter... [abortion] was never really a choice for this girl, unless she was willing to derail her mother's political career."
• The New York Times' Judith Warner characterizes Palin's selecton as a "thoroughgoing humiliation for America’s women."
• The New York Times' Maureen Dowd quotes a Palin detractor: "She’s a child, inexperienced and simplistic."
• The Kansas City Star's Mary Sanchez headlines a column "Palin is gloriously, fabulously unfit for duty."
• Chicago Sun-Times Columnist Mary Mitchell says "Sarah Palin makes me sick... [she] scares me... I couldn't help but wonder what it's really like for [her] kids."
• The New York Times' Maureen Dowd describes Palin as "our new Napoleon in bunny boots."
• The Atlantic's Andrew Sullivan: "She is the biggest joke to be put on a ticket in national politics... [She is] Princess of Alaska."
• The Washington Post's Wendy Doniger: "Her greatest hypocrisy is in her pretense that she is a woman."
• The New York Times' Gail Collins: "Given Palin’s affection for shooting wolves from airplanes with high-powered rifles, it’d be more appropriate to have them cowering in their dens while she aims her machine gun from a diving Cessna."
• The Boston Globe's Peter Gelzinis characterizes Palin as a "snow princess."
• Salon's Cintra Wilson says Palin is a "Christian Stepford wife in a sexy librarian costume... like one of those cutthroat Texas cheerleader stage moms."
• Salon's Juan Cole: "What is the difference between Palin and a Muslim fundamentalist? Lipstick."
• Air America's Randi Rhodes: "She’s friends with all the teenage boys. You have to say no when your kids say, ‘can we sleep over at the Palin’s? No! NO!’."


• Sandra Bernhard warns Palin: "[don't] come into Manhattan lest she get gang-raped by some of Sandra’s big black brothers."
• Bill Maher: I will send (Obama) whatever I have to to keep this snarling bitch out of the White House."
• Chevy Chase instructs SNL to "decimate this woman [Palin]."
• Pink: "This woman hates women... the woman terrifies me."
• Brad Garrett says Palin is "White trash."
• Roger Ebert describes Palin as "A shallow, chirpy person with those vaguely alarming eyeglasses."
• Pamela Anderson says the candidate "can suck it."
• Linda Carter: "She’s judgmental and dictatorial... I think America should be very afraid."
• Lindsay Lohan: "Is our country so divided that the Republicans best hope is a narrow minded, media obsessed homophobe?"

The Evangelists of Unbelief Strike Again

Every Once in a while someone publishes a book or produces a movie designed by the devil specifically targeted toward people weak in faith to cause them to stumble and fall.

Of course those people who do this will die and go to an eternal hell. I can do nothing about them.

It's those innocents that they drag into the inferno with them about which I am concerned.

I can't protect them, I just want to give notice that I will do all I can to warn them and all I can to snatch them as from fire.

Jesus said, if one of you causes even one of these little ones to stumble it would be better if a huge grinding stone of several tons were wrapped around your neck with chains and you thrown over the side of an ocean liner in the deepest part of the ocean than let you do this.

This is for Bill Mahr who is coming out with a movie Mocking Christ and intentionally designed to cause immature believers to stumble. You are now being sized up for your mill stone. Grin while you can, make fun if you want, hell waits for you. Repentance is your only hope. But, you have too much reputation to lose now to repent. It's all over for you now.

Scoffers don't do well in eternity.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Is Jesus all you Need - or Not?

I had heard a brief comment from someone that Jesus appeared to be useless. This person wasn't a Christian and for him Jesus is pretty much useless. I couldn't help him but this morning I had a sense that many Christians think Jesus is pretty much useless in "real" life.

There are Professing Christians who say many of the right things. Good people. Religious people.
God has saved them from their sins. That's all good. BUT, other than that he is useless. He is useless to do anything else for them. A form of Christianity but denying the power thereof.

  • Healing
  • Finance
  • Protection from Evil
  • Wisdom
  • Miracles
  • Provision
  • Peace
  • Freedom from fear
  • Understanding
  • Discernment
  • Memory of Scripture
  • Courage
  • Protection from Enemies

And a hundred other things we need in our lives that many professing Christians never look to Jesus for. They look to the world, to doctors, professionals, Psychiatrists, Professors and well you see the list. Who do you look to when the going gets tough.

Is your God useless? Mine isn't. By the way, I challenge anyone who reads this to take the list and see if in fact the Word of God promises each and every one of these things to those who ask.

I already did. It does.

How about making your Jesus a little more useful to your people.
He is Able.

Who really caused the Economic Crisis

Here's the Video NO ONE wants you to see. It has been taken down and reposted. It's pretty graphic stuff. You need to watch it unless truth hurts too much.

One More Chance

Grains are limit down. So are Livestock.

It's all a reaction to the bailout failure.

This is one more opportunity. Watch the news. Just as soon as the bailout comes, buy grains, copper, and meats. Not oil. It's going down.

Then ride it for a few days, take profits.

We don't get these chances very often. This is one.

Jesus Could be Coming Back Tonight

Today is according to Jewish Tradition the 5769th year since man was created. Happy New Year.

I don't know what to think of all that. I'm not certain we have the timetable down that cold. But, its good to think about. Tonight as part of the New Year Celebration the Shofar will be sounded.

Many think that today might be the last day and the return of Jesus. Paul gives us a clue:

1 Thessalonians 4:15-17 "For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive, and remain until the coming of the Lord, shall not precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet of God; and the dead in Christ shall rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and thus we shall always be with the Lord".

Jesus Instructed his followers thus:

Matthew 24:31 "And He will send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other."

John the Revelator saw this:

Revelation 10:7 "But in the days of the sounding of the seventh angel, when he is about to sound, the mystery of God would be finished, as He declared to His servants the prophets."

Jesus comes back at Revelation 11:15 when the seventh and final trumpet is sounded, and this final trumpet is sounded immediately at the end of the seven year tribulation.

Revelation 11:15 "And the seventh angel sounded; and there arose loud voices in heaven, saying,"The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord, and of His Christ; and He will reign forever and ever."

Now, I'm not saying. But tonight, the last trumpet once again will sound. Many prophets believed that the end of the New Year and the beginning of the next would be the time in which Jesus returns. Could this be the year?

I don't know. Neither do you.

But, Behave yourself. He is coming soon. Could be today, or tonight.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

A Usually Liberal Comic that Tells the Truth About Feminism as Practiced by Liberals

Read all of them, you will amused if you are a conservative, say ouch if you are a liberal, and double ouch if you are a feminist liberal. The last panel is the best. I don't like this guy very much, but in this case, he tells the truth. If you click on the panel it will enlarge so it is readable. Liberal women HATE Sarah Palin according to this columnist from the Chicago Tribune.

Pastor's Don't Have ANY Problems

This will be particularly interesting for those who are or who have been a Pastor or work in one of the other 5 fold ministries. Funny stuff from a very good writer, Steve Scott of From the Pew. I read him every day and find him not just clever but insightful. This one is great.

Pastors Don't Have Problems

Sometimes I really envy pastors. They just don't have any problems in their lives to deal with. They know more bible than anybody in the congregation, and their wives know more than any other woman. They have all the answers to all the problems, great and small, enough so to have solved all their own problems. Their children are the most obedient in the church, and know more bible than any other children. They had to pass a list of qualifications in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1 before becoming pastors. Pastors who have problems in their lives really never should have become pastors in the first place, because 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1 prohibit problems. Since those who have problems aren't qualified to be pastors, well, they really aren't pastors. Who wants pastors with lives full of problems anyway?

There really should be more pastors for today's churches, but there is a severe shortage of qualified people who have no problems. But maybe we're missing something here in not ordaining men who appear not quite qualified. Men who are not quite qualified, but are good enough to be top quality laymen, can be ordained as pastor and have their problems go away simply by being ordained. It's happened before. These men struggle with issues in life, and ask for prayer and encouragement at prayer meetings. Once ordained, their problems disappear and they never have to bring them up at prayer meetings again! This has been known to happen the first prayer meeting after ordination.

I have problems in my life, so I'm not qualified to be a pastor. Sometimes I even struggle with my faith enough to wonder whether I'm a true Christian at all. Maybe I should nominate myself for pastor, and when I'm ordained, all my problems will go away. Then I will know more than everybody else, and can solve my own problems prior to my first post-ordination prayer meeting. Everybody will look upon me as knowing everything (I'm careful here to distinguish between knowing everything and being a know-it-all; there's a big difference) and will line up for miles to hear my wisdom and problem solving capabilities. My wife will love me all the more. I like pastors.

WHAT IF - A question for supporters of BARRY

Last week for better or worse, John McCain suspended his campaign for President because he believed as do many others that we were on the brink of economic collapse in the USA. He did debate but immediately upon the end of the debate went back to do his duty as a Senator in solving the countries problems to the best of his ability.

If he did or did not do any good is not the issue. He was the guy who put together the gang of 14. He gets things done, sometimes to this conservative's chagrin. I trust that he believed as a reach across the aisle kind of guy this was his gift to America. I don't question his intent or efforts. He is genuinely a country first man. Has proven it for 30 years plus.

Which brings me to that other guy. His opponent. The guy who did NOT suspend his campaign. Who in the middle of Rome still burning played his fiddle in Virginia and North Carolina while his patriot opponent did the hard work of negotiation and encouragement.

It begs a serious question. If tragically as happened in Spain before the elections there, the enemies of Freedom decide to equip suicide bombers to blow up or kill several thousand people next week; if that happened
what if? If images of buildings collapsing; people jumping from to their deaths appear on our news screens; what if?

WHAT IF national security is threatened from without or within, will Barack Hussein Obama suspend his campaign or not?

We just are going thru and perhaps coming out of what may have been one of the most threatening circumstances to our freedom ever conceived in a lifetime and BHO didn't suspend or even attempt to fulfill his oath of office.

I think it's a question that must be asked.