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Sunday, July 29 2012

It is interesting for me to observe the reactions AFA of Indiana generates with this weekly email, media interviews, articles and other aspects of our work. The anger we cause and yes, the “intolerance” against us really is very different from my own soft-spoken, introverted personality. I’ve jokingly told my wife many times, to never Google my name, she might wonder what kind of evil ax murderer she married fourteen years ago.

Yesterday, our office manager handed me one of our July donor letters that a donor had taken and written a profanity-laced rant over due to the religious nature of my letter. It gets pretty rough sometimes when even those on our side snipe at us.

By the way, if there is anything I am growing more committed to, it is that I need to remember that politics falls far below our nation’s spiritual condition. I am convicted that it is wrong for me, in my position at AFA-IN, to “hide my light under a basket” by only addressing the political or sociological research aspects of the issues of the day. I am more often now recalling Thomas Jefferson’s words, which we have not yet removed from his Washington, DC, monument, stating, “I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that His justice cannot sleep forever.” This being the case, I must point people to Him when I can, if I truly love my country.

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Posted by: Micah Clark AT 07:01 am   |  Permalink   |  1 Comment  |  Email
Sunday, July 29 2012

TheOldSalt is going to go out on a limb here...

The mass murderer at the Aurora, Colorado, movie theater massacre is not a conservative.

American conservatives do not plan and carry out mass murders. We are too busy working. We are too busy raising families. We value life. We don’t run around with orange hair. Well, maybe some do at ball games. Sports fans can get weirded out sometimes regardless of ideology.

So I am willing to wager that, once again, a murderous maniac is not a conservative.

I am also willing to wager that his entertainment choices include some form of anarchy-spouting punk junk.

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Posted by: TheOldSalt AT 05:58 am   |  Permalink   |  0 Comments  |  Email
Sunday, July 29 2012

When Adult Video News, the trade publication for the porn industry, endorsed the re-election of President Bill Clinton, the Clinton/Gore team immediately did all they could to hide it and distance their campaign from the endorsement.

Most people would assume that the office of the President couldn’t fall any farther below the sordid days we all endured during the impeachment of President Clinton. Recent news has us wondering if the Office of the President still has a long way to go to reclaim the moral high ground it deserves and America so desperately needs.

Last night, President Barack Obama went out of his way in a West Coast campaign speech to specifically thank a homosexual porn producer, some call a gay-porn kingpin, for his significant support of his re-election campaign.

America is clearly in a moral free-fall at all levels. Sadly, even the dignity of the Office of President is taking a tumble.

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Saturday, July 28 2012

As anyone could have predicted, there has been a lot of talk about gun control and how we might have prevented the mass murder that occurred inside that Aurora Colorado movie theater.

You can probably guess my thoughts with this personal observation. Colorado is a concealed carry permit state. Yet, the movie theater in Aurora was a posted "gun free" zone that prohibited guns inside, including those of legal permit holders. Many commentators and talk show hosts are wondering if the carnage might have been less had that been different. Rather, than this “what if” look back, I'd simply like for someone to ask the theater owner if he would be willing to post signs in front of his home advertising it as a gun free zone. He may have once thought his theaters were safer with those signs. Would he, or anyone else, feel safer if such signs were in their home’s front yard?

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Posted by: Micah Clark AT 07:57 am   |  Permalink   |  0 Comments  |  Email
Saturday, July 28 2012

Following the mass murder in Aurora, Colorado, New York City Mayor Micheal Bloomberg was quick to seize the moment. On the July 20th “John Gambling Show with Mayor Mike,” Mayor Bloomberg had harsh words of criticism for President Obama and Mitt Romney:

"You know, soothing words are nice, but maybe it's time that the two people who want to be President of the United States stand up and tell us what they are going to do about it, because this is obviously a problem across the country."

He went on to say later in the program:

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Saturday, July 28 2012

Two years ago, AFA of Indiana ran several billboards attempting to remind people of what marriage really is, and why. It had a picture of a mom, dad and baby that said, “Marriage, Unique by Design.” I had originally wanted it to say, “Respecting Marriage: It’s not Bigotry, It’s Biology” but I chose the other softer approach.

Sometimes, I wonder if the other wording might have been better. I am really wondering this after seeing this funny, yet simple truth in a cartoon about the attacks on Chick Fil-A for their support of traditional values and marriage. I thought you’d enjoy my sharing this today.

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Friday, July 27 2012

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A few weeks ago, following Obama’s incredibly revealing “You Didn’t Build That” speech in Roanoke, VA, I commented that if Romney is taking the oath of office in January 2013, he may just have that speech to thank for it. Given where the campaign stood at the time I made those comments – Romney having to defend himself against the silly media-driven “scandal” of when he left Bain Capital – and where it stands now – Democrat enthusiasm at new lows, Romney’s surge in the national polls, Obama’s surrogates having to explain why they’ve turned so negative if this was supposedly the candidate of hope, and Obama himself having to explain that “Yeah, all in all that free enterprise thing is okay” – I’d say that assessment may just prove true.

But now there’s another revealing Obama speech just begging for Republicans and Romney to pounce upon. And while conservatives need to keep the pressure up on Obama for his socialist coming out party, and run the “You Didn’t Build That” audio as loudly and as often as possible, they would be very wise to start hammering on this one too.

Rather than sticking to the standard line of “Our economic mess is all George Bush’s fault,” Barack Obama wandered off message a bit and had a cringe-worthy line for any nincompoop supporting a second term of this epically failed presidency. After repeating the tired and played, “We tried their plan” line, Obama actually went on to say: “We tried our plan, and it worked.”

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Friday, July 27 2012

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I don’t know how long it must have taken to compile this list. I can’t imagine how long it took to document and link each one of these evidences. Yet, the folks at Conservative Daily News have compiled a breathtaking and devastating list of 1001 reasons to vote against Barack Obama in his bid for re-election. While some of them certainly could be dismissed as trivial, far too many of them are anything but.

Take a look over the whole list, note a few of your favorites – ten will work. And then publicize them in any way you can. Whether it’s posting to your own blog, writing on post-it notes and sticking to the walls of public places, or just repeating them to your friends and neighbors...just do it.

And if you have friends who are more impressed by snarky, sarcastic videos, check out Bill Whittle’s soon to be epic commentary on this very topic:

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Friday, July 27 2012

Don't miss these stories from the radio show today:

  • Fascist Mayor, liberal Democrat Rahm Emanuel, is seeking to prevent Chick-fil-A from opening up in Chicago not because they have refused service to someone who practices homosexuality, but simply because the owner believes in the Bible.  Meanwhile, there doesn't seem to be nearly the concern when a fast-food shop like McDonalds tells a Bible study they can no longer meet and eat there. Apparently, discrimination is okay as long as it's the right group. (listen)
  • It's been awhile since a speech on the floor of Congress actually encapsulated the frustrations of the American people.  Usually, speeches on the Hill demonstrate just how clueless Congress is of what's going on outside the Beltway.  But Rep. Mike Kelly's speech sent shockwaves through DC, and brought the chamber to its feet. If Mitt's still looking for a VP... (listen)
  • The moral depravity of San Francisco rears its head once again.  This time, taxpayer money is being spent to invest in discrete computer monitors for public libraries.  The new monitors will allow porn viewers a little more privacy, and reduce the ability of children present from accidentally seeing the porn.  Taxpayer dollars can't be tied in any way to the name of Jesus...but funding porn?  You bet.  Liberal utopia. (listen)
  • Congressional candidate Jackie Walorski calls in with her bi-monthly conversation about the state of the campaign.  She comments on the "You Didn't Build That" speech, as well as the "It Worked" speech.  (listen)
Posted by: Peter Heck AT 05:06 pm   |  Permalink   |  0 Comments  |  Email
Thursday, July 26 2012

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It wasn’t that long ago that the foul-mouthed, corrupt Democrat running Chicago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, was appealing to the moral fiber of gangs in his city by telling them to stay away from children. Based on the record of his administration, he doesn’t seem to have much to say about the gangs attacking parents, or other adults. This idiotic proclamation was but one small window into the backwards and unrelentingly twisted sense of ethics held by the liberal Mayor.

Under his leadership – and with all his bold gun control legislation – the city of Chicago has plummeted into the realm of third-world nation status, finding its streets more dangerous than those of Fallujah. Still, Obama’s former right hand man, has taken it upon himself to take a tough stand for right and wrong in the city when it comes to another crisis: Biblical morality expressed by the owner of a fast food chicken restaurant. Yes, precisely the thing that the dying people of Chicago need. Chicken wars.

Mayor Emanuel is following the imbecilic lead of Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, who proclaimed that Chick-fil-A doesn’t belong in Boston. Remember, to these open minded liberals, if you don’t believe like they do, the government should stop you from owning and operating a business. Who are the fascists again? Here’s the scoop from Chi-town:

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Thursday, July 26 2012

Don't miss these stories from the radio show today:

  • In what has to be the most hilarious circular logic utilized in the presidential campaign so far, Obama's brain, David Axelrod, actually tries to tell Morning Joe that the reason more Americans see Obama's campaign as negative than Romney's campaign is because Romney's running negative ads telling everyone that Obama is negative.  Sheesh.  Do you suppose it even dawned on Axelrod that he was being negative towards Romney in just answering the question?! (listen)
  • In a most troubling sign for the Obama re-election team, Gallup reveals that the enthusiasm amongst Democrat voters is down sharply since 2008, while it is higher amongst Republican voters.  I guess that's what going from "hope and change" to "divide and envy" will do for you. (listen)
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Wednesday, July 25 2012

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The Christians who continue attempting to maintain membership in the Democrat Party and pretend that supporting that Party and its platform is not a contradiction of their faith, might want to notice yet another example (exhibit 1,143) that demonstrates that the sexual anarchist movement that the Democrats advance is simply not compatible with the rights of conscience for Christian believers.

No, this time we’re not talking about the Democrats’ commitment to ObamaCare forcing Christian business owners to contribute to the murder of children through abortifacients or face a government imposed fine. This time we turn our attention to the demands made by the homosexual lobby that either a Christian accept and condone their behavior, or face a government imposed fine.

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Wednesday, July 25 2012

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What a sad commentary it is for the state of the Democrat Party in America that it has become more shameful for them to be tied to a Wall Street lobbyist than a gay porn kingpin. Yet that is exactly where they have brought themselves.

We’ve heard for the last 12 years, particularly since the rise of Barack Obama, about the evil, greedy, corporate types that are ruining this country. Obama ran an entire campaign in 2008 blasting away at the evil lobbyists that were so tightly connected to lawmakers that they corrupted their voting in the best interest of Americans. Obama has worried us that the mere presence of lobbyists in Washington represents a dire threat to the republic. Leave aside the fact that Obama has flooded his administration with lobbyists and plays the exact same game he condemns. A better way to note Obama’s backwardness is to note who doesn’t seem to turn his stomach:

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Wednesday, July 25 2012

Don't miss these stories from the radio show today:

  • You know it's bad for ABC when even Jon Stewart calls out their horrific and outrageous attempt to tie the Tea Party to the Colorado massacre.  For their part, ABC says they're trying to correct reporting mistruths.  How reassuring. (listen)
  • An ad from Massachusetts moderate Scott Brown demonstrates the very reality that every American needs to grasp, whether they are Republican or Democrat: Obama is not like the other Democrats we've had in office.  While JFK, Clinton, LBJ all praised the free-enterprise system, Obama has outright contempt for it.  He is a socialist. (listen)
  • No joke: a hotel in England removes the Gideon Bibles from their rooms and replaces it with cheap mommy-porn book Fifty Shades of Grey, just in time for the Olympics.  Some see it as a shrewd business move.  Another word for it is vomitous. (listen)
  • Desperate for continued attention, Mayor Bloomberg of NYC puts forward a daringly stupid idea: that all police in the country should go on strike until government enacts harsher and stricter gun control laws. Yes, he's actually an elected Mayor.  (listen)
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Monday, July 23 2012

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As is always the case after a terrible incident like what just occurred in Aurora, Colorado, a clearer picture begins to emerge in the days and weeks that follow. And while much attention will be paid to the mass murderer who committed this horrific crime – why he did it, what his background was, what the warning signs were – and while other attention will be paid (and should be) to the way the media handled the situation, jumping to conclusions and unjustly impugning innocent people without thorough investigation, there’s another side that needs even more attention.

My friend Micah Clark sent me this email this morning:

Peter,

In a society which often seems to be at war with masculinity to the point of mocking it or painting men as buffonish Homer Simpson types and elevating the effeminate male . .this story of three young men who took bullets to save their girlfriends at the Colorado shooting is noteworthy and a reminder of true manhood, which protects women...even in the line of fire.

Micah then linked to a story that highlighted the heroic actions of Jon Blunk, Matt McQuinn and Alex Teves – men whose names deserve to be learned and repeated as models of what it really means to be a man. Here’s what they did:

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Monday, July 23 2012

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Unbelievably, today we reached call 600 to the offices of Congressman "Silent Joe" Donnelly without having received the courtesy of any response - returned call, email, form letter, telegram, hug-o-gram...nothing. To mark this momentous demonstration of just what being in Washington can do to a person's sense of accountability to their constituents, we thought it would be appropriate to remind listeners and readers of this sad saga - from start to finish.

Believe it or not, Congressman “Silent Joe” Donnelly has not always been silent when it comes to the listening audience of the Peter Heck Radio Show. In fact, Congressman Donnelly appeared twice on the program in its early years (and his early years in Congress).

It all started in 2006, when Silent Joe was elected by the good people of the then-gerrymandered 2nd Congressional District in Indiana. After running a successful campaign against then incumbent Chris Chocola that accused the Republican of not being the Congressman for all his constituents – Democrat, Republican or Independent – Donnelly held a victory party in Kokomo, IN that was open to the public. Peter decided to go.

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Monday, July 23 2012

Don't miss these stories from the radio show today:

  • Liberals love to bring up the Westboro "Baptist Church" whenever they are trying to show how evil and hateful the Christian right is.  They use them as though they are representative of mainstream Christian thought, despite every major denomination of Christians - as well as political conservatives - condemning the Westboro hatred.  But guess who IS willingly tying their organization to Westboro, protesting an event together?  Hint: it's not a conservative group. (listen)
  • Joining in the left-wing fascist onslaught against the courageous Chick-fil-A company, Jim Henson's Muppets organization is severing ties with the restaraunt chain and promising to donate all of the proceeds they've made from Chick-fil-A to the anti-God movement.  (listen)
  • Mark Steyn asks a very good question (as usual): why is the media so quick to probe the motivations of a mass-murderer when they think they might be able to pin him to a tea party or a politically conservative movement (which they can't), but are so disinterested in the motivations of another mass-murderer (Nidal Hasan) when they know those motivations are tied to radical Islam? (listen)
  • So how's that hope and change working out for you?  At this point in the Reagan recovery, experts were concerned about how white hot our economy was roaring along.  At this point in the Obama recovery, experts are saying that we appear to be hurdling back towards a recession.  Unbelievable. (listen)
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Sunday, July 22 2012

Many people may be hearing about a new women’s fantasy novel called 50 Shades of Grey. A few brave observers have described the book as porn for women. Most have laughed about the book as merely an adventurous naughty read. Some marriage and family “experts” however are praising the book as a helpful tool to boost women’s libido.

We have received an anonymous letter about one woman’s story, warning women that the 50 Shades of Grey are much more black and white than our culture would have us believe. Take a look here at our site: www.afain.net

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Sunday, July 22 2012

Articles expressing concerns about trends in contemporary culture have been appearing consistently in my local newspaper. Recent topics include hateful racial remarks, coarse and vulgar comments, and cheating on assignments and tests in public schools and colleges.

What becomes intuitively obvious to the most casual observer is that America's Founders were spot-on-target in their assessment of the required foundation upon which this Constitutional Republic form of government was built. All of them, to a person, expressed in some form their assumption of freedom's prerequisite. Gouverneur Morris was an author of the final draft of our Constitution. He originated the phrase, "We the people of the United States." Offering his experience in government formation to France, he wrote:

Religion is the only solid basis of good morals; therefore education should teach the precepts of religion, and the duties of man toward God."

In the modern rush to abandon America's foundational principles, is it any wonder that so many are perplexed and completely overwhelmed by this contemporary large-scale disregard for moral behavior?

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Sunday, July 22 2012

LCD. Not LSD.

LCD. Least Common Denominator. Mathematically, it is the least common multiple of two or more denominators. Metaphorically, it is an environment in which everyone and everything is reduced to the lowest capability and capacity. In other words, everything is “fair” because no one exceeds anyone else in capability or production. Maybe like the standard gray cinder block apartments in many communist eastern European and Asian countries. Everyone, with a few significant exceptions, is allocated their standard space in their standard gray apartment. LCD.

Our sitting president indicates again and again that he is an LCD President.

"If you've got a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."

No successful risk-takers. No successful business ventures. No exceptionalism. Just LCD.

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Saturday, July 21 2012

It may surprise many of our readers to learn that the state’s largest business interest is considering shilling for a far left social engineering cause. It is not just a matter of wandering away from their mission. It is also a case of the tail wagging the dog, (the tail apparently being Eli Lily, Cummins Engine and Exact Target) pushing against the placing of the Marriage Protection Amendment on the Indiana ballot in 2014.

Some may wonder why the Indiana Chamber of Commerce would want to see marriage unraveled and destabilized in Indiana when strong marriages are such a key part of adult health, stable employment, successful schools, lower crime and a benefit to society in general. However, this is not how some inside the Chamber see this issue. They do not look at centuries of common wisdom and decades of social research or the devastating impact of marital decline in certain segments of society.

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Saturday, July 21 2012

Given the opportunity to stand up for responsible American savers and retirees, our federal government has lately almost always done the opposite. President Obama recently signed into law “The Surface Transportation Bill.” The bill’s intent, written in typical incomprehensible language, is to fund transportation infrastructure programs and keep the student loan interest rates low.

Nilus Mattive, editor of the monthly “Income Superstars” newsletter and weekly contributor to the “Money and Markets” commentary, tells us that what the law accomplishes is the further weakening of private pension plans across the nation. Employers are authorized to contribute less money into their pension plans. Our cash depleted government loves this because, since pension plan contributions are tax deductible, more tax revenues will head their direction. Businesses like the change because they can retain more of their earnings instead of tying them up in pension funds.

Consider this frightening fact: as of 2009, four out of five private pension funds were considered underfunded by the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC). Even worse, the PGBC, our government’s “safety net” for retirees, has been underfunded every year since 2002. Those who have had their private pensions sent over to the PBGC can let us know how well that is working out for them.

In the end, we now have yet another law that assaults the individual liberties of hard-working, responsible American citizens by making it more and more difficult for us to plan and maintain our own financial futures. How long are we willing to allow this inevitable train wreck to gather speed? Isn’t it about time to wake up to the reality that we are taxed and regulated enough already?

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Friday, July 20 2012

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We’ve talked on the radio show before about the nonsense pumped out of Hollywood and the entertainment community about how it takes “courage” and “bravery” for a prominent figure to come out of the closet and announce you practice homosexuality. How is that courageous when you are immediately showered with fawning love and support from every angle and direction from our cultural elites? No, as I’ve said on a number of occasions, if you want to demonstrate your courage or bravery, be a prominent figure in our culture who “comes out” as a practicing Christian who believes the Bible is the infallible word of God.

Doing that subjects you to immediate ostracism, derision, mockery, skepticism, and accusations of being a radical, nutty hater. If you don’t believe me, simply look at the direction corporations and businesses go in publicly supporting the “gay revolution.” It would seemingly be a bad business decision to align yourself with a small sector of the population seeking to overturn and upend our cultural foundations. But businesses know that they will get praise, adoration and glowing support from media publicity. And they know that good Christian people are unlikely to verbally protest to such a degree that it honestly affects their public image. In other words, they know that Christians, while not agreeing with their stand, are far more likely to be...wait for it... “tolerant” of differing views.

But what happens when a business decides it opposes rebellion to God, and publicly supports traditional morality and the Biblical model of family? They are attacked and maligned in every way. Boycotts are demanded and publicized heartily by major media sources. Their positions are not appropriately labeled pro-God or pro-Christian, but rather “anti-gay.” They are drug through the mud by the most intolerant among us. If you want a perfect example, take a look at what is happening right now (as it has happened numerous times before) to restaurant chain Chick-fil-A:

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Friday, July 20 2012

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It’s really an interesting conversation to have with people about the declining influence of the American church. Interesting, not enjoyable. And it’s interesting because of how many people confuse the problem for the solution. “People aren’t looking for this ‘my way or the highway’ attitude,” they say. “Churches need to be more open minded, tolerant, and accepting of all people.” Of course what they mean by that is that churches need to become more worldly and embrace people’s behaviors, no matter what it is. Put another way, “Churches need to get past this sin thing.”

I have long been saying the exact opposite. People are leaving churches because they are becoming increasingly like the world. There’s nothing different about them. There’s no truth, and people are desperate for truth. Despite our material prosperity in this country, people are realizing more and more how flimsy and insecure that is. They’re looking for something lasting and foundational – not the ever-changing whims of relativism.

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Friday, July 20 2012

Don't miss these stories from the radio show today:

  • The horrific mass murder in Colorado is, not surprisingly, marked by absolutely idiocy and inexcusable irresponsibility by the nuts in the mainstream media.  Whether it was Piers Morgan suggesting gun control would have stopped it, or ABC falsely pinning the act on the tea party of Colorado, something has to be done about the lunatics that control the news. (listen)
  • Following the shooting in Colorado and the terrible drought that has struck the country, there has never been a more appropriate or necessary time for Americans to be on their knees before God.  How classic that at just such a moment, prayer is exactly what liberal atheists are out attacking in full force.  (listen)
  • If you want to know whether the President's outrageous "You Didn't Build That" speech is taking a toll on him, note that despite the mainstream media blackout on the offensive remarks, Obama is having to come out and try to explain himself.  And not surprisingly, he can't put together a consistent message on "what he meant."  (listen)
  • This is about as shocking of audio as you're going to hear about where the left in this country really is.  If you wanted to know whether conservative accusations that the Democrats and liberals have become the socialist party, just listen to one of their own - NBC's Chuck Todd - declaring that half the people in the country are "collectivists." (listen)
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Thursday, July 19 2012

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I have been following politics since the 1988 presidential election year when I was 9 years old. My Dad was running for County Clerk when we lived in Terre Haute, IN and I was just immersed in the whole excitement of the political world during a presidential election. I remember the giant, oversize ballot that Dad brought home from the Republican headquarters and making my own ballots at home and conducting mock elections myself – I was a freak.

I bring all this up to note that since that time, there have been nine vice presidential choices made by presidential candidates. I have guessed at all nine. I have missed all nine. I came really close with Dole’s pick of Jack Kemp, but if I’m honest, I was wavering between Kemp and Senator Phil Gramm and was leaning Gramm. While this 0 for 9 streak might seem like something odd to admit, at least I’m in good company. This RealClearPolitics story highlights how accurately predicting a vice presidential pick is one of the most difficult things for political analysts to do, if for no other reason, Presidential candidates want their choices to be momentum builders. Picking the obvious person is unlikely to do that.

I say all of that as a warning not to make any Vegas bets on who my prediction is for Mitt Romney’s pick. I missed Quayle, Bentsen, Gore, Kemp, Lieberman, Cheney, Edwards, Biden and Palin. So chances are pretty good I’m going to miss this one too. But based on all the cues and clues that have been dropped, as well as what would make strong sense for what is desired by the Romney folks and the Republican Party at large, the person I think Mitt Romney will select as his vice presidential running mate is...

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Thursday, July 19 2012

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For those who are still struggling to understand how offensive President Obama’s words were when he proclaimed to American businessmen and entrepreneurs that “if you’ve been successful, you didn’t get there on your own,” perhaps the best thing to do is to look at it with a specific example or model. I’ve done that in my own mind with people that I look up to as models of success in the business world around me. But for the purposes of a wider audience, take the example Rich Lowry used in a column at National Review Online.

He took the Obama’s model and applied to the genius of Steve Jobs. The example illuminates how backwards and clueless our president is about what makes this country work, what makes it great, and – consequently – how to get it working again:

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Thursday, July 19 2012

Don't miss these stories from the radio show today:

  • It took them five days, but the networks finally got around to covering the most shocking mistake of the presidential campaign so far: Obama revealing his true ideology in his Roanoke speech.  Of course, they did their best to cover for the Prez, with ABC even going so far as to spin it as Romney trying to 'change the subject' rather than a worthwhile issue. Pathetic. (listen)
  • Remember when the President told us (for like the 7th time in his presidency) just a few months ago that he was going to put a "laserlike focus" on creating jobs?  Turns out his "jobs council" hasn't met in 6 months.  With as embarrassing as that fact is for him, his Press Secretary Jay Carney didn't make it better by excusing Obama for having "a lot on his plate."  Yes, like fundraisers?  (listen)
  • If you think the ObamaCare issue has been settled by the Supreme Court, think again.  Still to be decided is the religious freedom assault being attempted by Obama on religious institutions - telling them they have to pay for birth control and abortifacients or face penalties.  Besides Notre Dame's lawsuits, two Christian colleges have told the feds they will not be complying. (listen)
  • The Associated Obama Press is working overtime to try to dig the president out of the hole his revealing "You Didn't Build That" speech has created for his re-election hopes.  The AP actually ran a piece on the president's damaging speech, but actually told Americans "what he intended."  Shill much?  (listen)
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Wednesday, July 18 2012

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The fallout continues to build from President Obama’s anti-business speech in Virginia last weekend, and it is clear that it will become the major philosophical issue of the campaign going forward. But there is another way of looking at the President’s screwed up, anti-business, anti-prosperity words.

In the speech, he promoted the idea that business relies on government in order to succeed. There was a healthy strain of “you owe me” lecturing taking place in the President’s scolding of small business owners. And obviously, few people (including those business owners) would disagree or argue that there are services the government provides – building roads, bridges, maintaining the police and fire departments – that assists the private sector.

That’s why small businesses pay taxes – a lot of them, in fact. Contrary to the President’s ignorant and incessant suggestion that these “wealthy people” (try paying for all the costs associated with running a small business for a year on $250,000 and see if the amount you have left over for yourself puts you anywhere close to miser territory) aren’t paying their fair share of taxes, almost the entirety of the federal tax burden rests on their shoulders.

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Wednesday, July 18 2012

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I was driving home from the radio station yesterday and tuned into a different radio program coming out of Fort Wayne, Indiana. The host of the show was attempting a painful interview with a writer from the left-wing blog site Politico. The questions were bad, and the answers were strained, as they both desperately tried to follow marching orders from the White House and make an issue out of Mitt Romney’s departure from Bain Capital.

I actually found myself laughing at their back-and-forth because it was so awkward and, well, sad. It really makes you wonder whether these liberals who are desperate to talk about anything besides Obama’s miserable record think they are refocusing Americans’ attention. Not to mention that the pair on the radio totally ignored the monstrously significant story of Obama attacking the foundation of the American economy – small business and entrepreneurship – over the weekend. That gigantic elephant in the room just stared at them while they talked about Mitt’s comments to the Securities and Exchange Commission, whether founders of companies are really ever disassociated with that company no matter what they say, and so on. Let’s put it this way: it was bad radio.

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Wednesday, July 18 2012

Don't miss these stories from the radio show today:

  • Continuing to demonstrate the stark difference we have before us in November, House Democratic leader Steny Hoyer announces that the most "stimulative" thing we can do for the economy is extend unemployment benefits and give out more food stamps. There's the Democrat philosophy, more government dependency checks to get people by...that's the best we can do.  No growth, no prosperity...just dependency. (listen)
  • If you were wondering how Chris Matthews could possibly get any more ridiculous in his praise for Obama than his infamous declaration of thrills up his leg, it just happened.  Chris Matthews proudly proclaimed that Barack Obama is the "perfect American."  No flaws, no problems...he's perfect.  (listen)
  • Though young people are historically naive when it comes to economic policy, a new poll shows 69% of young voters believe we should be extending the Bush tax cuts for ALL Americans, not just Barack's selected group.  Perhaps the former Obama Zombie crowd is starting to realize taxing job creators isn't going to help them find work? (listen)
  • The Chamber of Commerce puts out their analysis of how many jobs will be lost if the Democrats allow the Bush tax cuts to expire at the end of the year: 710,000...causing the economy to shrink 1.3%.  (listen)
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Tuesday, July 17 2012

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If Mitt Romney is taking the presidential oath of office next January, he may have one speech to ultimately thank for it. And it’s not one he delivered. In fact, it’s one that his opponent, the supposed “smartest president we’ve ever had” and “great orator” Barack Obama just stammered through in Roanoke, VA.

For all of the efforts by President Obama’s campaign, and their helpful associates at the state controlled mainstream media networks, to focus on when exactly Mitt Romney left Bain Capital (has anyone actually paused to consider how pathetic of a campaign issue that is...“We can’t be sure exactly when Mitt Romney stepped down from Bain and whether he did any work for them after that date...is that the kind of man we want as President?! Pathetic.), that silliness absolutely pales in comparison to the seriousness of what Barack Obama just revealed about himself.

In a stunning speech that we could call his “socialist coming out party,” the President shockingly attacked the foundation of the American Dream, proclaiming that no one builds a business on their own. He went on to describe the necessary role that government plays in creating strong business success stories. It was a gulp-worthy moment for the President’s most ardent defenders. This was as clear and as aggressive attack on the individualism and free-market foundations of our country as the President has ever delivered. There’s simply no rational argument left to say that we have anything but a socialist in the White House.

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Tuesday, July 17 2012

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How truly telling is it that the great candidate of hope and change may end up relying on socialist comedians and the college professors who love them to keep his job?

It’s a foregone conclusion that much of the Obama pandering giveaways we’ve seen recently – that’s giving away your money, of course, not his – is a direct result of internal campaign polling that is showing the Obama campaign they are losing support amongst key demographics. Advantage amongst women starts to slip? Declare a Republican war on women and give out free contraceptives. Advantage amongst Latinos starts to slip? Contradict your own statements of just two years ago and declare amnesty by fiat. You get the idea. Advantage amongst young people starts to slip? Free college loans for everybody who wants one!

Yet the dilemma for Obama may be that even if those pandering plans stop the bleeding, they are unlikely to promote any enthusiasm. And that’s where Obama is most vulnerable. Check out this report that has to have David Axelrod pacing the floors at night:

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Tuesday, July 17 2012

Don't miss these stories from the radio show today:

  • It's one of the most uncomfortable questions for liberals: why do people become more conservative the older (and wiser) they get?  There's an answer to that question, and it's one that naive young voters need to consider before November. (listen)
  • In a further demonstration of how modern feminism is everything about advancing liberalism and has absolutely nothing to do with advancing the dignity or worth of females, MSNBC hosted a feminist author who proclaimed her support for pornography (as well as the standard killing girls in the womb, obviously).  Liberal anchor Krystal Ball smiled and nodded. Ridiculous. (listen)
  • Things are getting more and more uncomfortable for Obama campaign surrogates as they attempt to defend Obama's absurd personal attacks on Romney.  Even Matt Lauer on the Today Show trotted out some of Obama's best "uniting" calls from 2008 to depict just how far he's fallen.  O's spokeswoman Stephanie Cutter was, well, ill at ease. (listen)
  • Talk about a slogan begging for parody.  The Obama campaign - realizing it obviously best to steer clear of mentioning anything the President has done for the last four years - has decided to try to capitalize on the latest Batman movie by dubbing Obama/Biden the "Dynamic Duo."  Fighting job growth with a vengeance! (listen)
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Monday, July 16 2012

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In case you were wondering why conservatives so vehemently oppose the continued growth of our massive government, think of what you just celebrated yesterday? No, I don’t mean the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus – something several of you most likely commemorated at your churches. I mean, our annual American celebration known as Cost of Government Day.

Now, if you’re confused because you don’t remember this being a national holiday, there’s a reason. Since becoming a “national holiday” requires the official approval and pronouncement of the federal government, it’s not even logical to believe that they would draw attention to a day meant to highlight their oppressive and burdensome growth.

It’s a holiday for us, the taxpayers, as we celebrate the day where we have officially made enough personal revenue to cover our portion of the costs created by government spending and regulation. You follow that, right? Since January 1st, you have been laboring and working to make money for your family. If the government took everything it takes from you in one lump sum, you would have just now finished paying off your debt to them. Pretty sweet deal, huh? Here’s the report:

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Monday, July 16 2012

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Well, isn’t this fascinating:

It’s going to be a very busy month for the Obama Campaign. Fundraisers are scheduled in Switzerland, Sweden, Paris, and Communist China.

It wasn’t that long ago that President Obama and the left were lamenting the Supreme Court decision known by the petitioner’s name “Citizens United.” And their big beef was that with the lax rules the Court allowed for campaign funding, some underhanded, low-down, dirty politician (obviously then, a Republican) would indirectly be receiving money from foreign corporations or individuals. With no full disclosure for where SuperPACs were getting their money, they might be getting it from nefarious foreign sources, they claimed.

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Monday, July 16 2012

Don't miss these stories from the radio show today:

  • President Obama's speech in Roanoke, VA was astounding.  And not in a good way.  Call it his "anti-individualism" speech.  Or maybe his socialist coming out party would be more appropriate.  So many lines of this speech deserve being parsed and gutted it's not even funny. (listen)
  • Another textbook example of Media Bias 101 from the New York Times.  In covering a story out of Arizona about a group of pro-abortionists challenging state restrictions on child sacrifice, the Times applies ideological labels only to the right.  The liberals are only "women's rights activists."  Apparently that wouldn't include the girls being suctioned to death in the womb, correct? (listen)
  • It doesn't take watching too many expert panels on network TV before you begin to realize, "Hey, there always seem to be about 3 liberals taking on one conservative."  That is, if there is even a conservative present.  It also doesn't take too long to realize why: the presence of one thoughtful conservative is all it takes to demolish the other side. Case in point: Grover Norquist's dismantling the nonsense of the libs on Meet the Press. (listen)
  • Former Democrat representative Artur Davis says that most blacks don't believe that the struggle for sexual anarchy being waged by homosexual activists is in any way the same struggle that blacks fought in the 50s and 60s.  There's a reason he's right: because blacks aren't idiots. (listen)
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Sunday, July 15 2012

The Indiana Family Institute is organizing a rally for marriage this Monday evening (5:30) at the City Market in downtown Indianapolis. The rally is in response to the City-County Council’s expected passage of Prop #213.

This is an ordinance that undermines Indiana’s marriage statutes by creating an official “domestic partnership” registry, which then provides marital style benefits for homosexual partners of city employees.

Supporters claim that this is merely the extension of benefits. Were that actually true, domestic partnerships would not be necessary. Any employee not covered by a family package could simply designate a beneficiary in his home, this could be his 80-year-old grandmother, an aunt, or his girlfriend or boyfriend. This ordinance is only for those in a sexual relationship, thereby bringing the government into the bedroom. You are not allowed to sign up just anyone. The ordinance has penalties if you’re not actually involved with a beneficiary. I guess the government will knock on your door to make sure your “domestic partner” is actually your bedroom lover. (Has anyone noticed that it is the political left bringing up social issues the most? Conservatives and traditionalists are simply reacting to a liberal social engineering agenda, not the other way around.)

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Saturday, July 14 2012

EDITOR'S NOTE: This piece originally appeared as a Letter to the Editor in the Indianapolis Star.

Zach Foughty of the Indiana Department of Education made some claims in regard to the new Common Core Standards for grades K-12 that deserve a response.

While it is true that the State Board of Education adopted the Common Core Initiative, saying this makes it a state-led effort ignores the heavy involvement by interests in Washington, DC and high-dollar groups like the Gates Foundation. The Common Core Initiative is being enforced by the federal government, which is playing a carrot and stick role with the states. The Obama Administration is tying Race to the Top funding and No Child Left Behind waivers to states’ adoption of Common Core. That fact alone should concern many Hoosiers.

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Saturday, July 14 2012

It is easy to determine when liberals are concerned about losing elections: their rhetoric for dialogue, compromise, and civility ratchets up. When they feel secure about retaining elected positions, interest in these concerns decreases dramatically.

Lee Hamilton, director of the Center on Congress at Indiana University Bloomington, has written a couple of recent columns calling for less partisanship and more compromise. Here is the latest sampling:

There are lots of ways in which members of Congress differ from the American people… All of these differences can affect congressional deliberations, but none matches another yawning gap that has opened up between Congress and average Americans: Congress, unlike the country at large, is noxiously partisan. Yes, there are partisan divisions among voters. But most Americans want to see our challenges addressed pragmatically… They want politicians to find common ground – not dwell on their differences, promote special interests or place party loyalty ahead of national progress. Americans see the value in compromise, accommodation, and civility.

Yes, “Americans see the value in compromise, accommodation, and civility” when those Americans are liberals facing loss of seats in power.

Of course, this is not descriptive of the real world at all, and even Mr. Hamilton lets slip the truth:

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Saturday, July 14 2012

One of the problems facing a society that abandons moral expectations for sexual behavior is that there is no stopping point to the behaviors that become normal. The “logic” breaks down very quickly into an anything goes mentality because the standard is flawed. Drawing lines anywhere will label someone a bigot, a homophobe, intolerant, or an opponent of individual liberty, etc.

A prominent scientist and popular anchor for CNN has been making the case that people with certain sexual orientations are born that way, something we have all heard as justification for societal endorsement of the “gay” agenda. While this scientist and psychologist with the Sexual Behaviors Clinic of the Center for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto is an open homosexual, this is not what he is talking about.

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Friday, July 13 2012

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These are not easy economic times. And many times the hardest hit are the ignorant. Where do they go to find work? Is there any outlet for the stunningly not-bright? Good news for those who are intellectually challenged: the world of academia is always looking for ignorant boobs to teach courses at many of our colleges.

Take, for instance, Luther College – an undergraduate liberal arts institution in Iowa that is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. Apparently being a dull blade is high on their list of priorities in hiring staff. And the dimmer your bulb, the higher your potential for advancement. Don’t believe me? Seem too bizarre to be true? Check out the brilliant thesis advanced by the department chair of religion courses at Luther, Robert F. Shedinger:

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Friday, July 13 2012

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Romney/Rice 2012?

A few weeks ago I bounced the idea off the audience that Mitt Romney might be seriously considering former Secretary of State Condi Rice as his running mate. While Rice certainly would not be the choice of social conservatives, she would bring considerable foreign policy strength to Romney’s camp. It’s hard to imagine any fair-minded observer looking at the economic heavyweight of Romney and the foreign policy heavyweight of Rice and comparing them unfavorably to the two lightweights on the other side.

Of course, when we first entertained that notion, it was mere speculation following Rice’s powerful and impressive performance at the Romney policy retreat. She turned quite a few heads with her strong articulation of the importance that America reassert herself as a world leader. Now, it appears that there may be something to it:

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Friday, July 13 2012

Don't miss these stories from the radio show today:

  • MSNBC should have known what they were getting when they hired a 9/11 Truther like Toure Neblett to be one of their program hosts.  As expected, Neblett was out advancing another grand conspiracy theory: that Mitt Romney went to the NAACP to get booed so that he could attract the racist white vote.  Toure, get some help.  (listen)
  • Obama tells Charlie Rose in an exclusive interview that the biggest mistake of his presidency was that he "didn't tell a story" to the American people.  Are you kidding?  This is what we've chosen to be our chief executive?  It's the classic example of using colorful rhetoric in an attempt to hide the nothingness inside the words.  Mitt Romney's response was outstanding.  (listen)
  • All three of the mainstream media networks (ABC, NBC, CBS) hype this summer's weather activity as proof of global warming.  They do this while ignoring a major report that just came out documenting the big picture which reveals a cooling trend since the age of the Romans.  Nah, there's no political agenda.  (listen)
  • Congressional candidate Jackie Walorski calls in to discuss the Obama tax increase plan, yet another dismal economic report and much more.  Find out more about her candidacy here.  (listen)
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Thursday, July 12 2012

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Yesterday we talked about the boomerang effect being experienced by the Obama campaign after they falsely accused Romney of outsourcing American jobs when he was at Bain Capital. As it turns out, most major media sources (those firmly in the pocket of Obama) are having to admit that the claim is false – that there is no record that Romney was responsible for any outsourcing. But, Mr. Obama presided over quite a healthy bit of outsourcing American jobs with taxpayer dollars, no less, in his failed stimulus plan. Oops.

Along those lines, Obama’s call to extend the Bush tax cuts for 98% of the population give lie to the claim he has made continually that those tax cuts hurt our economic growth. Ask yourself: if they really hurt economic growth, then why would the President be calling to do it again just a few months before his re-election? No, this call is a tacit admission that his own policies have failed. Miserably.

But beyond that, what else does this Obama proposal reveal? The President suggests extending the cuts for another year on 98% of the population. That means that 2% of Americans see their taxes go up immediately, but – and here’s the part you shouldn’t miss – the other 98% of Americans see their taxes go up in a year. And not just up...way up. President Obama’s isn’t calling for making the cuts instituted by Republicans permanent for you. No, he wants them to stay where they are just long enough for him to get re-elected. Then, up, up and away.

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Thursday, July 12 2012

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When I first heard this story, I thought repeatedly, “There has to be more to this.” It’s not that I didn’t trust the source, or the individual who sent it to me. It’s just that the story is too surreal to really be true. Not here. Not in the United States. I’ve heard stories of ministers being threatened by the IRS or by left-wing groups to keep their mouths shut when it comes to the proclamation of certain “uncomfortable” expectations for Godly living. I’ve even heard stories of harassment from governing bodies in the country, making it difficult for a church to use public property. And I’ve even heard of Christians being told that they can’t hand out Bibles on the street if there’s a Muslim festival in the neighborhood.

But this was a whole new ballgame. This was a Christian minister being prosecuted for holding worship services in his home and on his property. This was a Dad and husband being threatened with a couple years in jail for defying the state’s compliance orders by continuing to hold those services on his private property. Surely there’s more to it than this, right?

See for yourself:

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Thursday, July 12 2012

Don't miss these stories from the radio show today:

  • Indiana Representative Andre Carson is ramping up his pro-Islam rhetoric.  In a recent speech to fellow Muslims, Carson proclaimed that Muslims were the real victims of 9/11 and that his religion was "under attack" in America.  Amidst several rounds of applause, Carson said Islam must "not retreat" in America.  It's time this guy starts getting asked some forceful and direct questions about Shariah and his intentions. (listen)
  • A major Obama fundraiser (who is quite wealthy) has had it with the President's idiotic anti-wealth class warfare.  He asks the President pointedly, "Do we want someone who wasn't successful running the country? That doesn't make sense."  No it doesn't.  Mitt Romney's success is not something that should turn Americans off.  And it's not something the President should be using to promote envy and bitterness. And some of his own people are seeing that. (listen)
  • Michelle Obama calls for supporters of her husband to find unregistered voters and "shake 'em."  She also went on to encourage them to "multiply."  This is an odd switch in position for the First Lady who has spent plenty of time telling those who will listen that destroying their offspring is a "legitimate medical procedure."  Maybe a little less aborting and a little more multiplying would have helped the campaign, eh Michelle? (listen)
  • Not that we expect any form of sanity or morality or decency from MTV, but the channel's promotion of grotesque pervert Dan Savage to young people is beyond irresponsible.  It's dangerous.  The show Savage U is as depraved as it gets, and it's time that parents and sane people realize who the bad guys are in our culture.  Dan Savage is one of them. (listen)
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Wednesday, July 11 2012

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When you're the king of outsourcing, it's probably not a good idea to blast others for it.

There’s been a lot of discussion about Mitt Romney’s apparent stall strategy in the presidential campaign and whether he can win just by letting Obama beat himself. I’m one who would prefer the Republican nominee be a little more aggressive in going after Obama’s failures. Yet, with the President’s campaign flailing so miserably with their pathetic attacks that end up boomeranging back in their face, it’s not difficult for me to understand why Romney is willing to let his enemy beat himself.

Take this most recent line of attack from the Obama Camp, criticizing Romney for “outsourcing and offshoring” American jobs during his time at Bain Capital. Apparently forgetting that there was a new media that would provide an actual check of the record, Team Obama was counting on the mainstream media to just run with their claims. And they did. Until they got caught. Andrea Mitchell’s humiliating argument with Republican Governor Sununu is a perfect example of what happens to mainstreamers when they continue their practice of carrying Obama’s water.

Now, to try to save a little of their credibility, news organizations are bailing on Obama’s unsubstantiated claim. The Washington Post – the paper Team Obama cited as the proof of their Romney outsourcing claim – has called the President’s ad misleading and wrong. FactCheck has called it a lie. CNN has declared it a lie. Even ABC has called the President on it. Ouch.

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Wednesday, July 11 2012

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It’s probably wishing for too much to hope that the vicious and nasty attacks on his own mother (including death threats) for her simple letter of support for Christian morality in the November election will cause Hollywood liberal Brad Pitt to realize how intolerant the left really is. But I hope it happens.

And as sad as it is to see a nice woman like Jane Pitt be demonized for simply exercising her First Amendment rights, it does provide a perfect case study to anyone who really cares to know where the rage, vitriol, and threats to basic speech and religious liberty rights reside. The “No H8” crowd of the left is the perfect embodiment of hate. Their commitment to diversity ends the moment you step outside of their dogmatic liberal orthodoxy. If you don’t think like them, if you aren’t committed to the same depraved causes as they are, you are nothing but a monster worthy of public ridicule, intolerance, or worse.

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Wednesday, July 11 2012

Don't miss these stories from the radio show today:

  • The gift that keeps on giving, DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, was at it again.  This time she was on her high horse condemning Mitt Romney for only releasing one year of his tax returns for the public to look at.  Of course, then a reporter asked her why she hadn't released any of hers.  No wonder the Dems are looking for a way to dump this lady. (listen)
  • I can't say I'm overly surprised that when the dust settles, the Lord of the Dark Side, Darth Vader himself, is a proud liberal Democrat who thinks the Tea Party is racist.  Kinda the way I would have assumed it. (listen)
  • Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock pens a blistering op-ed that paints the lines clearly between his vision for repealing ObamaCare and his opponent, Silent Joe Donnelly who is a major ObamaCare proponent.  This is the issue of the election. (listen)
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Tuesday, July 10 2012

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Last year I had the opportunity to speak at the Kosciusko County Right to Life banquet in northern Indiana. It was one of the larger pro-life events I’ve ever been a part of, and it was an honor to be there. I realized what a true honor it was when I found out a couple months ago that this year they are bringing in Eric Metaxas to deliver the keynote address. For those who don’t know, Metaxas has had an eclectic career path, from writing for the New York Times, Chuck Colson, and VeggieTales. But he’s most famous now for his stunning biography of the anti-Nazi minister, Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy.

I’ve had several friends recommend Bonhoeffer to me, and I do love the man’s incredible story. But at 600 pages, I’m trying to figure out when I can squeeze it in. According to friend of the show and Vice President of Liberty Counsel Action, Matt Barber, any of us living through the modern day holocaust of unborn children in America need to make time. We desperately need the clarity and conviction of this German minister in what is an appallingly similar era to the one characterized by the ovens of Auschwitz.

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Tuesday, July 10 2012

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The promises of ObamaCare were always too ridiculous to even think about believing (that is, of course, unless one had become infected with the ObamaZombie virus). The idea that we could add millions of Americans onto the government dole and yet the price to taxpayers would go down was flatly absurd. The idea that Congress could enact such sweeping legislation without increasing taxes on Americans was just as crazy, and the Supreme Court has certainly lifted the veil on that lie.

But perhaps the nuttiest deception of all was that such a move towards more government control of the healthcare industry was somehow going to improve the healthcare industry. I simply ask the question, “When have you ever seen that happen?” Seriously? When has the increased involvement of the bureaucratic state ever made a more efficient or effective product or industry?

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Tuesday, July 10 2012

Don't miss these stories from the radio show today:

  • A perfect depiction of how the left views your money as the government's money has occurred in Barack Obama's pronouncement that maintaining the current tax rates for the "top 2%" would "cost us $250 billion."  This point was regurgitated by CBS (no surprise there).  But what does it reveal?  How can it "cost" you unless it was yours to begin with?  That's the philosophy of these big government types - it's the government's money, not the people's. (listen)
  • It's become comical how much the current president likes to blame the previous president for, well, everything.  Everything that doesn't go well is somehow George W. Bush's fault.  But what happens when something good is the result of the Bush years...like the release of a hybrid vehicle that started in the middle of Bush's presidency?  Obama takes the credit.  Of course. (listen)
  • Liberal NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg got all agitated with those who don't like his large soda ban declaring that if they want to kill themselves, he guesses that's their right.  Which brings up an interesting point.  Liberals argue that doctor assisted suicide should be legal.  But they don't want to let you pick to drink a HUGE coke or smoke a cigarette because...it might be bad for your health? Hmmm. (listen)
  • The sponsor of the recent anti-bullying legislation in Congress is none other than Texas rep, Sheila Jackson Lee.  Hilarious.  Why?  Because in case you've forgotten, Sheila has been accurately labeled Congress's biggest bully given her outrageous mistreatment of her own staff.  You can't make this stuff up. (listen)
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Monday, July 09 2012

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I’m sure this is nothing but pure coincidence. I’m sure there’s nothing to this apparent trend. I’m sure there’s no lesson here for the American electorate as we approach the November elections with unemployment stagnating at record high numbers. Nonetheless, despite the obvious non-story that this is, I feel it incumbent upon me to share an interesting phenomenon that has occurred in recent years, just reported by Breitbart's BigGovernment:

In 2010, influenced by the Tea Party and its focus on fiscal issues, 17 states elected Republican governors. And, according to an Examiner.com analysis, every one of those states saw a drop in their unemployment rates since January of 2011. Furthermore, the average drop in the unemployment rate in these states was 1.35%, compared to the national decline of .9%, which means, according to the analysis, that the job market in these Republican states is improving 50% faster than the national rate.

The Breitbart report went on to detail all 17 states, and exactly how much their unemployment rate has declined. Here were a few of the more prominent states, due to them either being “swing states,” or states where the battle between the big government, union types and the small government, tea party types has raged:

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Monday, July 09 2012

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The poll I am paying the closest attention to in the lead-up to November is the one that asks likely voters what issue is most likely to motivate them when they step into the booth and vote. And right now, it ain’t even close. The economy and jobs is far and away the issue on the minds of the average American voter. And why wouldn’t it be. We’ve been told for four years that happy days are here again. We’ve been told that the economy is on the upswing. We’ve been told a few more billions of taxes here and a few more there will unleash this great economic giant to return to its glory days. We’ve been told a few more sacrifices and the grass will green up like we’ve never seen.

And after four years we are looking around and coming to this conclusion: we’ve been had.

Maybe Obama really believed it. Maybe he really thought that the same economic policies that failed in the 30s and the 70s were going to work in the 10s. I don’t know. They tell me he is the smartest president we’ve ever had, so that seems unlikely. But the reason he’s advocated the harmful policies he’s advocated may be a moot point now. The damage has been done, and the president’s goose may be cooked.

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Monday, July 09 2012

Don't miss these stories from the radio show today:

  • The dissonance within the feckless Democrat Party becomes even more intense as these three stories surface at the same time following the disastrous June jobs report: DNC Chair Debbie Schultz says she's pretty happy with job growth, Obama advisor Robert Gibbs says we're not adding jobs fast enough, and rumors fly that Obama will call for Bush tax cut extension.  They don't know what to do. (listen)
  • If you wanted photographic evidence of just how unbiased the media is, you've got it.  ABC's Terry Moran guest hosted on Sunday's This Week program, and invited an Obama surrogate on to trash Governor Romney.  While it was no surprise that Moran didn't challenge the anti-Romney attacks, Moran got caught smiling and clapping along by an inadvertent split screen. (listen)
  • Can Romney win the presidency just by sitting there and being a non-Obama, or does he need to be more aggressive and take more risks?  George Will, the Wall Street Journal and other leading conservatives say the latter, all while fearing that Mitt and his team believe the former. (listen)
  • Though apparently filmed a year ago, this hilarious weather forecast times out perfectly with the hysteria being produced by the Warmers in the midst of our record setting temperatures recently.  Perhaps the best weather forecast ever delivered.  (listen)
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Sunday, July 08 2012

We have added a new item to the AFA of Indiana website that may give some unique insight into today’s culture. We have a talented young man from Noblesville (Caleb Blair) writing a regular movie review for us. He has a unique view as a “twenty something” filmmaker with a strong Christian worldview he wants to take into this profession.

Agree or disagree, we are confident that his excellent writing and reasoning will make you think about more movies rather than being merely a captive viewer. Take a look on the top of our web page to see the movie review link. The first article is on the new Disney/Pixar film Brave. While you are there, answer our new poll question about national health care: www.afain.net.

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Saturday, July 07 2012

Let’s see a show of hands. If you remember who is proposing to eliminate fountain drinks larger than 16 ounces in his city, raise your hand. All right! You’re right: Mayor Michael Bloomberg of New York City.

This week’s lib-quote comes straight from Hizzoner:

“Let me be completely ‘frank.’ This is one of my favorite traditions. I ‘relish’ it so much.”

The Mayor’s pun-filled speech is finding plenty of ridicule because it is... well, filled with puns.

But there is also the obvious hypocrisy issue. The Mayor has declared war on unhealthy diets: sodium, trans-fats, and, if he has his way, soft drinks.

So how is it that he trots out there to tout a hot dog binge-eating contest?

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Saturday, July 07 2012

The day after the US Supreme Court handed down its historic ruling upholding the nationalization of health care, as President Obama and so many of his followers were still celebrating a victory of the notion of something for nothing, those who do something truly deserving of “free” health care were slapped in the face.

On Friday the White House issued an official policy statement expressing opposition and threat of a veto of a Defense Appropriations Bill because it does not raise health insurance premiums for the families of our nation’s servicemen. The directive stated, “The Administration is disappointed that the Congress did not incorporate the requested TRICARE fee initiatives into either the appropriation or authorization legislation.”

The Obama Administration wants billions of dollars in higher fees for TRICARE, the military health care system, allegedly as a part of its effort to cut $500 billion from the Pentagon budget. However, many believe that the administration’s true intent is actually an effort to increase the enrollment (of servicemen) in the state-run health insurance exchanges mandated under Obamacare.

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Friday, July 06 2012

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One of the common arguments I’ve made when those in the homosexual lobby suggest that I am a bigot for telling them that acting on their “natural urges” can be immoral (for them it is completely illogical and discriminatory that something that feels naturally could possibly be regarded as immoral) is to pose a scenario: as a heterosexual male who is in a married, monogamous relationship with my wife, is it wrong for me to act on “natural urges” I may feel towards a woman who is not my wife? Once they acknowledge that such an act would be wrong, regardless of their clarifications or attempts at nuance, their logic has broken down. It is not inherently bigoted to apply a standard of morality in judging a person’s actions relative to their sexual urges.

It is amazing that a political crusade built upon such flimsy and ill-conceived or defended logic could possibly have been so successful in accomplishing many of its cultural objectives, including winning over endorsement from the sitting President of United States. But when an ever-growing number of Americans are willing to operate void of logic or common sense (see, the secular progressive left), and you have overwhelming media support, it’s amazing what you can do.

But this doesn’t happen in a vacuum. And therefore there are serious consequences that come when we continue accepting the illogic being offered up by homosexual activists. What are those consequences you ask? Pretty freaky stuff. See, if an argument works for one group, it has to work for another:

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Friday, July 06 2012

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Yesterday I brought up how far left liberal Democrat Senator of New York, Chuck Schumer, deflected a question about whether he thought ObamaCare was a tax, as the Supreme Court declared, by saying “Ask Mitt Romney.” I briefly explained the reason why Democrats were collectively taking that strategy, due the Romney campaign’s confusing message on that very question before progressing on to my larger point of the segment.

Unfortunately, a listener named Dave, felt as though I progressed by this issue only because the Romney campaign has no answer to this, and I didn’t want to admit it. Here was his, shall we say, self-assured email:

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Friday, July 06 2012

Don't miss these stories from the radio show today:

  • Congressman Andre Carson of Indianapolis continues to embarrass the state on a national stage moreso than even his grandmother Julia used to.  This time Carson isn't getting caught in a race-baiting lie.  No, instead he's championing the idea of modeling American schools after anti-American, terror-inspiring madrasas (Muslim schools found predominantly in the Middle East). (listen)
  • President Obama sold the country on his stimulus plan 3 years ago based on the fear that without it, unemployment could get up to 8%. After enacting it, we proceeded to 9% unemployment and have never dropped below 8%.  The newest numbers show the rate has ticked back up to 8.2%.  Obama's team predicted we would now be at 5.6% with his stimulus enacted.  That kind of accuracy demands a second term, doesn't it? (listen)
  • If you're curious what going to Hollywood can do to a man, simply look at the grounded, Christian, prayer-advocating letter written by actor Brad Pitt's mother in Missouri and compare it to how backwards he is.  While he champions politicians who advocate the murder of babies and the embrace of sexual depravity, his mother understands how wrong both are. (listen)
  • The left-wing blog site Politico (that tries to mask itself as a news organization) recently ran a story about a "sobbing woman" coming up to thank President Obama for the healthcare law.  Well, surprise, surprise, as it turns out this "sobbing woman" is actually a hard-core Obamactivist who has publicly wished leading conservatives had been aborted.  Waiting on that Politico clarification. (listen)
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Thursday, July 05 2012

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It’s probably not fair to intellectually dismantle something that was spoken by Chris Rock. Brain power is not exactly his claim to fame, after all. He can cuss, has a quirky voice, and conglomerates both with a halting style of speaking that has convinced many people he is funny. So much so he has made millions of dollars. Someone intellectually vapid, without any discernible talent beyond being a potty mouth, and lacking any noticeable skills that would ever allow him to live in the lap of luxury he finds himself in, would seemingly spend every day thanking God he lives in a country like the United States where even foolish jackheads like himself can thrive. And even if not every day, surely the 4th of July would render him appreciative. But not Chris Rock.

No, Barack Obama’s favorite comedian decided to use the birthday of the nation that made him far richer and far more famous than he ever should be if this were a just world, to stomp on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s grave with a nonsensical anti-American smear that seeks to ignite racial tension and engender hostility to the country from which he has taken so very much.

Using Twitter, the social media site designed to provide a quicker avenue for imbeciles to make fools of themselves, the far left-wing Rock sent out this holiday greeting: “Happy white peoples independence day the slaves weren't free but I'm sure they enjoyed fireworks.”

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Thursday, July 05 2012

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Yesterday as I was celebrating the 4th of July by watching my home air conditioner officially bite it for good on the hottest day of the year, I picked up a copy of the weekly periodical put out by our friends over at the Kokomo Perspective. As I was flipping through looking at some of the local news, I read just a bit of the editorial that the KP’s board had written in response to the disastrous SCOTUS ruling on ObamaCare. Obviously knowing that the folks at the KP are a bit further to the left than I am, I wasn’t overly surprised that they saw the decision as a win. But what did surprise me was this statement they made in justifying more Americans being put on the taxpayer dole:

“This is America.”

I’m amazed at that rationalization given that it’s the very one that I would cite as to why I am so outraged at what the federal government is doing. A recent piece over at the Daily Caller explains why:

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Thursday, July 05 2012

Don't miss these stories from the radio show today:

  • So which is worse to hear from the mouth of our "smartest president ever?"  Is it the fact that he suggested the God-given rights of man articulated in the Declaration of Independence, whose author Thomas Jefferson acknowledged he was merely piecing together some of the best thoughts on Natural Law from world history, were first written down in that 1776 document?  Or is it the fact that the same guy who sees cutting off infant heads in mothers' wombs and allowing babies intended to be aborted suffer to death in hospital laundry closets, actually dares speak of the right to life? (listen)
  • Chuck Schumer, far left Senator from New York, joins the chorus of liberals praising Chief Justice John Roberts for "transcending politics" by voting with liberals.  Question: why is it only transcending politics when conservatives betray their ideology and vote with liberals? (listen)
  • Do you know how much money American taxpayers spent for the preservation of Native American languages last year?  Better yet, did you even know American taxpayers were spending ANY money to preserve Native American languages?  Even better still, if uninterested taxpayers have to spend money to preserve them, why are we preserving them anyway?  (listen)
  • Another mind-bending moment as the President's campaign spokesman says on national television that the President disagrees with the Supreme Court on the ObamaCare ruling.  Not the part where they said it was constitutional, but the part where they said why it was constitutional.  That, of course, means that the President also disagrees with the attorneys he hired and paid tax dollars to defend his law.  Unbelievable. (listen)
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Tuesday, July 03 2012

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Last year I authored a piece for the American Thinker about how the 4th of July was truly a conservative holiday. It generated a lot of response to the radio show and the email inbox – but that’s not the reason I bring it back up again this year. The truth is that it is particularly important to observe these realities in light of the recent Supreme Court decision to uphold ObamaCare. The left is literally rejoicing at the trampling of the very individual liberty, personal autonomy and independence the Declaration proclaimed. If the 4th of July is really a holiday celebrate that amazing document, this year more than ever it is worth noting how “conservative” the day really is...

From July 6, 2011...

Much has been made of the recently released Harvard University study that revealed the celebration of the 4th of July holiday was a boon to Republican Party membership, while doing nothing to stimulate interest in the Democrats.

While sure to stir the self-righteous anger of many on the left, I observed something this 4th of July that makes the reason for this study's results self-evident: Independence Day is a holiday for conservatives, not liberals. Now, before my Democrat friends lose all control of their bodily functions, let me explain my point.

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Tuesday, July 03 2012

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There’s little arguing with the fact that for the last generation, Europe has embraced the democratic-socialist model of economics. That’s where the term “European-style socialism” came from, after all. And there is little arguing with the consequences of their bloated government, welfare-state approach to society. Greece is falling apart, the Euro is on the brink of collapse, France is so far gone that they riot at the mere thought of having to give up any of the excesses promised by their government – even when the alternative is following in Greece’s footsteps. Unemployment stands somewhere around 11% on the continent, and when is the last time you heard of any great new scientific or technological advancement emerging from any European economy? Exactly.

That is why conservatives from day one opposed the presidency of Barack Obama. While Democrats desperately attempted to pin the racist label on anyone who didn’t drink the Obama-Zombie Kool-Aid, the truth is that we on the right have wanted Obama to fail because we know what he is: a European-style socialist. Wanting Obama to succeed in what he is attempting would be wanting to see our country travel the same path of Europe. Who in their right mind could wish such a thing for the world’s only superpower?

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Tuesday, July 03 2012

Don't miss these stories from the radio show today:

  • The United States (and the world) lost a giant today as Andy Griffith passed from this life to the next.  His depiction of Sheriff Andy Taylor of Mayberry represented the core ethics of what fatherhood was supposed to be, and what being a man really meant.  Here's hoping that his passing will ignite more than just fond remembrances of his life, but will inspire a renewed interest in the family values his beloved character displayed. (listen)
  • Perhaps this is why we have seen the excessive attempts at pandering and the desperate pleas for money (4 emails in one day?!) from the Obama campaign: while the president maintains a head-to-head lead over Romney in most national polls, Romney maintains an edge in 15 key battleground states.  (listen)
  • Imagine if a prominent gay activist's home was vandalized and attacked. The media would be reporting on the "hate crime" within seconds.  But after a Newsweek profile, a Colorado pro-life activist had his family's home attacked, and has been forced to move to an undisclosed location.  Will the media report this "hate crime?"  Fat chance. (listen)
  • Since America has seen some dramatic weather events this year, the AP is quick to report this is the result of "climate change."  Funny how it's "silly" to use weather events like cold spells to discount "global warming," but any heat is proof of the same, isn't it?  And what about the claims that these events are warnings from God?  Kooky talk, right?  But Al Gore...now that's talking sense! (listen)
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Monday, July 02 2012

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One of the points I have consistently tried to make to folks is that what we are seeing attempted by the radical homosexual lobby in this country is not an effort to “redefine” the institution of marriage or family. It’s the attempt to “un-define” it – to render it meaningless, subject only to whatever relationships you wish to consider it. And there’s a pretty simple way of explaining why that is, besides all the comments by homosexualist leaders that have called for a “radical transformation” of American society. Simply think it through.

If they believe it is “bigoted” or “discriminatory” to define marriage or family in a way that excludes someone’s personal sexual expression (eg, homosexuality), how could they possibly define it in a way that excludes other’s personal sexual expressions (eg, polygamy, polyamory, bisexuality, etc.) without committing the same offense they condemn in others? They couldn’t. That’s why you don’t hear any of these people actively promoting a new or alternative definition of marriage. They simply want the old one torn away, and the moral guideposts uprooted.

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Monday, July 02 2012

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Of all the problems looming over the head of Barack Obama’s re-election campaign, there may be one that is flying under the radar to a lot of folks. I’ve mentioned it briefly on the program, but never summarized it this way before: there’s coming to be no one left to pander to. That was the thesis of National Review’s Mona Charen in a recent piece she authored before the healthcare decision came down and stole the attention of everyone. But her point is a great one to consider.

I’ve addressed and pointed to the historic numbers of presidents running for re-election, and that far more telling than the head-to-head comparison with their opponent is their overall approval rating. Obama has been well below 50 percent – the magic number in an election year – for some time. And more than that, he has been closer to 40 percent than 50 in several.

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Monday, July 02 2012

Don't miss these stories from the radio show today:

  • Our speculation has proved to be correct.  According to several sources close to the Supreme Court, Chief Justice John Roberts decided to switch his vote - potentially due to media and popular pressure - to side with liberals, after originally siding with conservatives to overturn the obviously unconstitutional ObamaCare mandate. (listen)
  • If you watched Pete Williams' report on the Chris Matthews Show this weekend, most likely your head exploded.  Why?  Because after the liberal justices once again stayed true to their ideology - as they always do - and it was conservatives who split ranks, Williams actually said that a Democrat is "more likely to appoint...(a) less ideological judge."  No joke. (listen)
  • In one of the most sickening displays of where Obama is, after selling his healthcare bill as a way to "lower healthcare costs" for millions of Americans, the President is threatening to veto a defense bill unless healthcare premiums are jacked up higher on members of the military.  (listen)
  • The Democrats are already in clean-up mode after their ObamaCare law was revealed to be what it is: a huge tax on Americans.  Despite the fact that the Court said that is the ONLY way it is constitutional, Dems are out with their talking points saying, "No, it's not a tax at all!"  Unreal.  (listen)
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Sunday, July 01 2012
As we head into another annual celebration of America’s birthday, I had the privilege of reading Forged in Faith by Rod Gragg. With a focus on some of the historical events going on throughout the American colonies leading up to the Declaration of Independence, it remains clear that the Christian faith shaped the birth of the nation.



Of particular significance in shaping the character of those who led the colonies in revolution against Great Britain was the Christian revival known as the Great Awakening. The revival had a major impact throughout all thirteen colonies. The preaching of Jonathan Edwards, George Whitefield, Elisha Paine, and others drew crowds that numbered in the thousands. Colonial citizens across all walks of life became aware of their need for new birth. Those who held to a belief in the authority of Scripture, the Trinity, the deity of Christ, and the need for a new birth salvation experience became known as Evangelicals. Even though there had been great strides made in religious liberty throughout the colonies, opponents sought and secured laws to prohibit the revival activities. They did not succeed. Instead, as the years progressed, more colonists turned away from the more established churches to the dissenter Protestant churches which included Presbyterians, Baptists, and others.

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Sunday, July 01 2012

Recently, I had the opportunity to meet with the managers of a state program in Utah and Michigan concerning legislation expected in the next Indiana General Assembly.

AFA of Indiana will be supporting an effort that many Hoosier parents have wanted for a long time, even if they didn’t know of the legislation making it possible. The legislation creates a “Child Protection Registry” that can help protect your family online. Similar to our “no call list” the child protection registry allows families to add their email addresses to an anti-spam list managed by the Secretary of State’s office that would prohibit email advertising and solicitation of adult (18+) products including gambling, tobacco, alcohol and porn to your computers.

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