Information about the attack on 9/11 and the war on terror

Welcome KKIM Listeners

It is always a pleasure to join Pastor Marvin Capehart on KKIM in Albuquerque. On Saturday’s radio program I will be sharing the basis of Christian involvement in politics. Also, I hope to get your thoughts on the financial bailout that seems out-of-control.

Be sure to vote in our poll on the right after you take a look at the graph just below. The graph compares the cost of the bailout to the total cost of several wars and expensive programs by our government. Seems strange to me that the Liberals bashing Bush for spending money in Iraq are ready to spend 10 times that much to bailout … well … everybody.

If you heard the program, leave a question or comment; I am always glad to have new members of the community exploring the intersection of personal faith and public life.


Being Republican is Racist

Give me a break.

The Democratic Underground says wearing white is racist. Harry Reid says pointing out that Franklin Raines is an Obama insider is racist. Congressman Greg Meeks says that drawing attention to the fact that Barack Obama is a Socialist is racist. Questioning the role of Bill Ayers in Obama’s political career is racist. Identifying a conflict of interest for the VP debate moderator is racist. Believing that people without the ability to pay for mortgage should not have one is apparently racist.

The race card is played so frequently, that last summer rappers who wore t-shirts emblazened with “Nigger,” have called Fox News racist. For crying out loud, Barney Frank says it is racist to criticize how Congress is handling the economic crisis.

Someone need to tell the MSM and the Obama campaign the story of the boy that cried ‘Wolf’ one time too often.

Shhhhh. The next sound you hear will be someone saying that it is racist to be a Republican.

Obama Flip-Flop

Give Matt Lauer at ‘Thumbs Up’ on this one. He catches Obama in a clear double-standard and Obama ducks for cover.

Lauer was talking about how Obama hit Sen. McCain for flip-flopping on the AIG bailout — saying he opposed it one day then announce he supported it the next day.

But, as Lauer pointed out, scarcely three minutes after McCain said he opposed the AIG bailout last week, “in an interview with Meredith Vieira, Joe Biden, your running mate was asked the exact same question, ‘should the federal government bailout AIG?’ And he said, ‘No, the federal government should not bailout AIG.'” (As we noted at the time.) “And I think that in that situation,” Obama said, “I think Joe should have waited as well.”

“But it’s the kind of thing that drives people crazy about politics,” Lauer said. “It sounds like you were trying to score some political points against John McCain using his words, when your own running mate had used very similar words.” (emphasis mine)

Thanks to Jake Trapper for finding this at Political Punch.

Fannie Mae Five – Five Key Players Who Broke The System

What do Chris Dodd,  Barney Frank, Jim Johnson, Franklin Raines and Tim Howard have in common (besides being engineers on the Barack Obama Election Express)? I try not to just scrape the content of other sites but Mcauleys World has a great article with info that is essential for everyone to know.

Five Key Players In Washington who had chances to prevent the Financial Crisis but who, by their actions or inactions helped to bring down Wall Street.

Senator Christopher Dodd

Democrat from Connecticut. Dodd has been in the Senate for 28 years. Dodd has served as Chairman of the Democratic National Committee. Dodd is Chairman of the Senate Banking Committee. As Chairman he had responsibility for acting as a “watch-dog” of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Dodd has responsibilty for assisting in the selection of the CEO’s who run Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.  Dodd was a leading contender to be Obama’s Vice Presidential selection until his receipt of VIP loans from Countywide Financial were disclosed.

It has been reported that Dodd received $7,000,000 in loans from Countywide. Dodd’s Committee was responsible for overseeing Banks in the United States. Countrywide is one of the leading culprits responsible for the lending policies that brought on this Crisis. Countrywide is under FBI investigation for securities fraud. The Government Watchdog Group, The Center For Responsive Politics, reports that Senator Dodd received more campaign contributions from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac than any other Senator. Read more

Remembering 9/11

Today we pause to remember the tragic and senseless deaths of 2,996 souls, murdered in a blatant act of terrorism. Families, along with scores of others, gathered at the World Trade Center Memorial site, the Pentagon and in Pennsylvania to pay their respects.

It is a day worthy of our remembrance.

Brian Birdwell Survivor of 9/11 Pentagon Attack

Birdwell’s account of the 9/11 terrorist attacks is riveting. – Brian Birdwell Survivor September 11th Pentagon terrrorist attacks

Remembering Jane C. Folger – died 9/11/01

Jane C. Folger
Jane C. Folger
, an innocent victim of terrorism, died at age 73 aboard United Airlines Flight 93 on 9/11/01.

Remembering Jane C. Folger

Remembering 2,996 Victims

Just before visiting the crash site of United Airlines Flight 93, the family of Patricia Cushing, 69, and her sister-in-law Jane Folger, 73, decided at last to hold a memorial service. They are still unsure when, if ever, they will receive their relatives’ remains.

“Some don’t want anything to turn up. Others don’t want to leave anything `out there,'” said Patricia Cushing’s son David. “We knew pretty much that if there were going to be any remains, it wasn’t going to be for a while.”

So on Sept. 18, a week after Flight 93 was hijacked and crashed into a Pennsylvania field, the Cushing and Folger families held a memorial mass at St. Henry’s Church in the women’s hometown of Bayonne, N.J. Hundreds attended, many from their large family, many others from Bayonne, a small town across the river from Staten Island, and still more who were simply well-wishing strangers.

“I’ve been overwhelmed by everybody reaching out,” David Cushing said. “Of course there are the agencies that normally reach out to you. But also there’s the people I work with, and a company I used to work for. People you don’t interact with day in and day out.”

His mother, he said, would have hated it. Likely, he added, his Aunt Jane would have enjoyed it a little.

Though the two women seemed to share a personality, Folger was the more outgoing of the pair; Patricia Cushing was most comfortable behind the scenes.

Both enjoyed history, and they often spent free hours together taking guided walking tours of Manhattan. Patricia Cushing was also a season ticket-holder to the Metropolitan Opera and recently had become an inveterate traveler since retiring from the phone company. She had five children.

Jane Folger had endured the emotional turmoil surrounding the death of two of her six children. Both women were religious, and their lives were centered on their large families. They were fast friends and, said David Cushing, complemented each other perfectly.

They were flying to San Francisco, a place where Patricia Cushing had never been. They had several walking trips planned, he said.

–John Keilman and James Janega (The Chicago Tribune)

A Tribute to the Victims of 9/11

2,996 Victims of Terrorism on 9/11

Special thanks to D. Challenger Roe for organizing a tribute to all 2,996 victims of 9/11. Today’s page will honor these innocent victims of terrorism.

Now Clinton Wants the Truth

This is why people are fed up with politicians of both parties. After lying under oath, Clinton now plays the ‘truth’ card.

“Bill Clinton: “I think they ought to tell the truth…I just want people to tell the truth.” Since when, exactly? Was that part of the plea agreement that brought about the former president’s five year suspension of his law license for knowingly making false statements under oath? ….”

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