Archive for January 16th, 2009

Conservative Lawmakers in a Liberal World

From this week’s FocusAction weekly video update. Ashley discusses what it’s like for conservatives in Washington D.C. when liberals are in full control. Also, efforts to keep tax dollars from being used to fund abortions. Religious freedom is also under fire, specifically in the aggressive push of the homosexual agenda.  Churches and other religious organizations […]

Newsbusted Conservative Comedy 1/16/2009

Topics in today’s show: –Demand for inauguration rentals in DC lower than expected –Al Franken’s continued Senate struggle –New York Times sells ad space on front page –Brett Michaels says he’s done with “Rock of Love” –Jim Carrey talks Prozac Starring: Jodi Miller Director: Bruce Roundtower Executive Producer: Matthew Sheffield NewsBusted is a comedy webcast […]

Video: Faith in the Public Square

A great video for Religious Freedom Day from the Acton Institute. As the video asks,   – Should the abolitionists have kept their Christian faith out of the struggle against slavery? – Should Martin Luther King Jr. have kept his Christian faith out of the struggle for civil rights? – Should those who fought against […]

Big Stone II Power Plant: One Step Forward, Two Back

Another hurdle for the proposed Big Stone II power plant near Milbank, SD has been cleared. The plant is expected to generate  580 megawatts of electricity, half of which would be provided to customers in Minnesota.  The Argus Leader reports the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission has  approved the transmission lines needed for the project.  However, the commission […]

Media Pastoral Double-Standard: Uncontroversial Controversy

From OneNewsNow comes word that media analyst Colleen Raezler from the Culture and Media Institute says the “mainstream” media has a blatant double-standard on two pastors invited to speak at President-Elect Barack Obama’s inauguration–evangelical Rick Warren and open homosexual V. Gene Robinson. I know, you’re as shocked as I am that the media would be anything less than […]

Jericho to Hit the Big Screen?

Jericho, the fantastic CBS series that was canceled, brought back, then canceled again, may end up going to the big screen, according to Sci Fi Wire and iF Magazine. Jericho premiered more than two years ago on CBS. The show was about a small Kansas town called Jericho and what happened to the people there […]

Obama Interior Nominee Wants to Re-Ban Offshore Drilling

CNS News reports President-Elect Barack Obama’s Interior Secretary nominee Senator Ken Salazar intends to restore the only-recently-lifted ban on some offshore drilling for oil. (Sigh) I wonder how long it will take for the regular Americans who were duped into voting for Obama (because of the enthusiasm, euphoria, etc.) to realize they have made a terrible, […]

Senator Thune Supports Coleman Recount Challenge

  According to the Sioux Falls Argus Leader, Senator John Thune supports Minnesota Republican Norm Coleman’s lawsuit challenging Democrat Al Franken’s dubious recount win for the U.S. Senate race in Minnesota. There are both similarities and differences between the Coleman/Franken race, and Senator Thune’s unsuccessful race against Senator Tim Johnson in 2002. At the end […]

Move over, MLK, make room for Obama Day

Even before the historic event, the celebration of Obama’s innauguration is upstaging MLK.  (It kind of puts me in mind of when Elton John tossed aside Marilyn Monroe and re-devoted his ode “Candle In the Wind” to the Princess.) “For some, inauguration a time to reflect, not work“  

Every Human Being is Precious

Sanctity of Human Life Sunday is coming up January 18.  The day is set aside to recognize the sanctity of human life, from conception to natural death.  Doctors can be wrong, and life doesn’t always turn out like we expected.   What can you do to uphold the sanctity of human life? “This is Joe, […]

Obama Embracing a Snipping Lie

  It’s difficult to get a grasp on reality when the world is becoming nothing more than a political spin machine. A spin machine that seems intent on convincing us that up is down and west is east and might even suggest (if it fit the need of the moment) that the Beatles actually came […]

Legislature Considers Human Trafficking Law

  Human trafficking has received a lot of attention in South Dakota in the past couple of months, and it appears the South Dakota legislature may be preparing to do something about it. The Sioux Falls Argus Leader did a lengthy expose on human trafficking in South Dakota in December with a series of articles. […]

Jefferson on the Free Exercise of Religion

American Minute from William J. Federer Jefferson’s Article of Religious Freedom, which he commemorated on his tombstone, was passed JANUARY 16, 1786, in the Virginia Assembly. In it, Jefferson wrote: “Almighty God hath created the mind free, and…all attempts to influence it by temporal punishments…tend only to begat habits of hypocrisy and meanness, and are […]

Presidential Proclamation: Religious Freedom Day

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 /Standard Newswire/ — The following text is a proclamation by President Bush — Religious Freedom Day, 2009: Religious freedom is the foundation of a healthy and hopeful society. On Religious Freedom Day, we recognize the importance of the 1786 passage of the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom. We also celebrate the first […]