Sep 29, 2014

Jesus Drank The Death ...So "Set Your Affections On Things Above"

Common Sense Poemmentary:

Jesus Drank The Death 

Don't blame your Daddy, Mom or Boss,
And don't lift a finger at a husband, wife or loss.
And don't blame God or "The Devil made me do it"
Cause none of that works was you who blew it.
Redemption from the pawn shop shelf will arrive
And you carried away ... born again and alive ...
When you blame yourself for the mess you have made
And the awful price of suffering which you have paid.
Just look up to God, who by His crucified Son
Has paid your sin debt and your passage He won.
So be ready to arise when your number is up
Because Jesus drank the death in your sinful cup.

Rayburn Blair 9-29-14

If YOU burn up all your dear life's money
Running up and down Old Dirty Street
If YOU lust for porn and think smut funny
And YOU can't seem ever to make ends meet

If YOU are looking at your noisy artful skin
Where YOU might bleed some more tattoos
And YOU are awaiting the "goodlife" to begin
As YOU guzzle another slug of booze

If YOU soak up the X-rated movie flicks
And YOU gorge on candy, cigs and coke
And borrow, beg or steal for the next fix
Then wonder why You are always broke

Well let me tell YOU true and plain
YOU cannot hide your guilty blame
YOU wasted your own life living vain
YOU determined what yourself became

So lift your eyes above hell's lust
To God's forgiveness hope and love
"Believe on Jesus"... God's only MUST
And "Set your affections on things above." Col.3:2

Rayburn Blair 9-29-14

Sep 27, 2014

46 Of Our 100 U.S. Senators Voted Against Our U.S. Constitution

Common Sense Commentary: If the Democrats can over-ride our Second Ammendment rights of our U.S. Constitution, they can over-ride any or all of our other Constitutional rights. If just four (4) more Senators had voted AGAINST our 2nd Ammendment Constitutional Rights, by supporting U.N. Resolution 2117, every civilian citizen's hand-gun would have been consiscated. Soon after that, all civilian rifles would also be confiscated. We can Stop them. Speak up NOW. GO to the polls November 4 (37 days) and vote these anti-Constitutional Rights Liberal Socialists out of the U.S. Senate. Not surprisingly, all 46 of the "anti-guns" Senators were Democrats and of these, only two were Southerners... Nelson of Florida and Landrieu of Louisiana.  Vote them out. RB  

By a 53-46 vote, the U.S. Senate stood by our Constitution. What of the 46 Democrats who voted against it?  The U.N.  
Resolution 2117 lists 21 points dealing with firearms control, but perhaps of most interest is point number 11. It: "CALLS FOR MEMBER STATES TO SUPPORT WEAPONS COLLECTION and DISARMAMENT of all UN countries".
By a 53-46 vote - The U.S. Senate voted against the U.N. resolution. 
This is that brief, glorious moment in history
when everyone stands around... reloading.
Now, Which 46 Senators Voted to Destroy our Constitutionl rights? Well, let their names become known! See below. If you vote in one of the states listed with  these 46 "legislators" voted against them.
In a 53-46 vote, the Senate narrowly passed a measure that will stop the United States from entering into the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. The Statement of Purpose from the Senate Bill reads: "To uphold Second Amendment rights and prevent the United States from entering into the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty." The U.N. Small Arms Treaty, which has been championed by the Obama Administration, would have effectively placed a global ban on the import and export of small firearms. The ban would have affected all private gun owners in the U.S. and had language that would have implemented aninternational gun registry, now get this, on allprivate guns and ammo.
Astonishingly, 46 out of our 100 United States Senators were willing to give away our Constitutional rights to a foreign power.

Here are the 46 senators who voted to give your rights to the U.N.
Baldwin (D-WI)
Baucus (D-MT)
Bennett (D-CO)
Blumenthal (D-CT)
Boxer (D-CA)
Brown (D-OH)
Cantwell (D-WA)
Cardin (D-MD)
Carper (D-DE)
Casey (D-PA)
Coons (D-DE)
Cowan (D-MA)
Durbin (D-IL)
Feinstein (D-CA)
Franken (D-MN)
Gillibrand (D-NY)
Harkin (D-IA)
Hirono (D-HI)
Johnson (D-SD)
Kaine (D-VA)
King (I-ME)
Klobuchar (D-MN)
Landrieu (D-LA)
Leahy (D-VT)
Levin (D-MI)
McCaskill (D-MO)
Menendez (D-NJ)
Merkley (D-OR)
Mikulski (D-MD)
Murphy (D-CT)
Murray (D-WA)
Nelson (D-FL)
Reed (D-RI)
Reid (D-NV)
Rockefeller (D-WV)
Sanders (I-VT)
Schatz (D-HI)
Schumer (D-NY)
Shaheen (D-NH)
Stabenow (D-MI)
Udall (D-CO)
Udall (D-NM)
Warner (D-VA)
Warren (D-MA)
Whitehouse (D-RI)
Wyden (D-OR)

What? No Republicans????
Folks: This needs to go viral. These Senators voted to let the UN take OUR guns. They need to lose their next election. We have been betrayed from within.
46 Senators Voted to Give your 2nd Amendment Constitutional Rights to the U.N.

Sep 26, 2014

Unpardonable Sin:To "Reject" Or "Neglect" Christ As Your Savior

Common Sense Commentary:  "Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men. And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come." Matt.12:31-32.

Is there an unpardonable sin? Yes, just one ..... "To die without accepting Christ as your Savior." To reject  GOD and His Son Jesus Christ, whom you know is True, but accept the LIE you 
know is FALSE, is blasphemy against the Holy Spirit of God who bore witness to your soul of the truth of God and Christ... and you knew it, but rejected and spoke against it.  You don't have to commit blasphemy against the Holy Spirit to reject Christ, and to die lost, and go to hell. You may simply neglect to accept Christ as your Savior. Not to accept Christ as your Savior is the unpardonable sin whether you outright reject ...unto death, or neglect to accept Him.

The book of The Revelation tells us that after the Rapture of true believers, during the Great Tribulation Period on earth, the lost and "left behind" will still not look to God for salvation, except for the 144,000 Jews (Zec12:10).  Those Jews are "sealed to survive" and repopulate the earth  during the Millennial Kingdom (Rev.7:3-8).  But the Beast and his "Kingdom of Darkness" will 
"blaspheme the God of heaven because of their pain and their sores, and repent not of their deeds." Rev.16:11.  They would not "blaspheme the God of heaven" unless the Spirit of God had convinced them, in their hearts, that He is God, and they knew He was God , as did Lucifer, but cursed Him anyway. Jm.2:19-20.   As, also, human beings can do .... "For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousnessBecause that which may be known of God is manifest in them;  for God hath shewed it unto themFor the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened." Rom. 1:18-21.

The line between light and darkness is clearly defined in God's Word.  It is a line of CHOICE , a line of personal decision, a line of destiny.  From birth you stand upon that line until the hour of decision. "If it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, CHOOSE you this day whom ye will serve ...." Josh.24:15.  It is yours to CHOOSE which way you will live your life, which side you prefer ... God or the gods of this world.  Once your decision is firmly made and you step to the right into the light or the opposit into darkness your CHOICE is beyond return. "To whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are ..." Rom.6:16.   If you CHOOSE light, you CHOOSE Jesus and reject "the powers of darkness".  If you CHOOSE darkness and its pleasures, you reject Him who said,  "I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness. but shall have the light of life." Jn.8:12.   That line of eternal CHOICE divides "the narrow way which leads unto life" from "the broad way which leads to destruction." Mt.7:13-14.

Once you truly respond to the Holy Spirit's urging, conviction, convincing you of your need for Jesus, and you commit your life to Christ, you are "sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, which is the (guarantee)...." Eph.1:13-14.  Therefore, let us "... grieve not the holy Spirit of  God, whereby we are sealed unto the day of redemption." Eph.4:30. 

The opposite is also true.  Once you "wilfully"  reject the Holy Spirit's urging, conviction, and convincing you of your need of forgiveness of sin through faith in Christ, if you know it is God's Spirit dealing with you but reject the Spirit's urging willfully choose darkness instead, your destiny is also sealed.  That is the "blasphemy of the Holy Spirit." Mk.3:28-29.   You may not know for sure if Jesus is "the only begotten Son of God" and still be saved later when you do believe.  But when the Holy Spirit convinces your soul  that Jesus is the Saviour, the Son of God, but you still reject him and turn to speak against Him, and serve darkness.... that is the Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit"And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him, but" whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost it shall not be forgiven ...." Mt.12:31. This is what Jesus calls "Blasphemy of the Holy Ghost" in Matt.12:31-32. The Apostle Paul tells us such people are "Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron." 1 Tim.4:2.  A "hypocrit" is someone who knows better...knows he is lying, but speaks against it anyway because his "conscience is seared with a hot iron" ... no conviction, no feeling, no repentance. Unpardonable.

Anyone who truly believes and wants to be saved, has not reached that point yet.  If the Holy Spirit is still dealing with you, there is still hope. God would not stay after you if you could not be saved.  "Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy who hath trodden under foot the Son of God ... and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?" Heb.10:29. These make God their enemy and Satan their friend and have crossed that line into the Kingdom of Darkness and cannot return.   To reject the truth you know is right and embrace the lie you know is wrong  IS to
"trample under foot the Son of God and spites the Spirit of grace ." That is Unpardonable! " shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come." Matt.12:31-32.

Such people do it unto themselves ... their CHOICE.  "Who being past feeling havegiven themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness and greediness." Eph.4:19. Unpardonable Sin!

It is our CHOICE.  "But after thy hardness and impenitent heart, treasurest up unto thyself  wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgement of God." Rom.2:5. 

These do not want God to change their lives. "Their eyes have they closed lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart and ... be converted."  Acts 28:27. The message here is, that if they had not closed their minds to Christ, they might still have been saved.

This is the Unpardonable Sin.  "Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit shall not be forgiven men." Mt.12:31.

"Repent ye therefore and be converted that your sins may be blotted out."  Acts 3:19.  If your sins are not blotted out, your name will be.  Rev.3:5.  

Psm.115:1, RB

Sep 25, 2014

U.N. To Dump The Next Flood Of Muslim Refugees On U.S.

Common Sense Commentary: This is almost enough to make a preacher cuss. We would be better off with 100 Hispanic refugees from Mexico and Central America that one Muslim from any middle eastern country. Even if many of the Hispanics were bringing in drugs and ordinary crime, they would be preferable to any number of Muslims entering our country. What are these Liberal Political Idiots thinking?  Any nationality would be preferable to these fanatical Muslims who do not intend and will not assimilate into American culture. They have not assimilated into the culture of any of the nations they have immigrated to, but are recalcitrant and demanding that we adjust to their culture and Sharia Law. If I were young again, I think I would already have declared war on these moronic politicians who have already undermined America to the extent that it can never be fixed ... But, still not satisfied with the speed of our ruin, they are floor-boarding their disastrous policies and hastening the day of national collapse. RB

Six News Headlines This Morning.....

This one from World News Daily

'Several thousand in the pipeline, and that number will go up' 

Since the early 1990s, the United Nations high commissioner for refugees has selected 200,000 to 250,000 refugees from Islamic countries to be resettled in the United States. Most of them have come from Somalia and Iraq.

Displaced Syrians will likely make up the next big wave of Muslim refugees coming to America.
Syria could soon be added to the mix in the midst of that country’s brutal civil war. The Obama administration has been greasing the skids for the Syrian refugees for months, WND has learned, and the refugees will soon be dumped on American cities throughout the U.S.

In February, the State Department moved to ease the rules that protect the U.S. from accepting refugees with potential ties to terrorist organizations. The rules were seen as “too strict” by the refugee-resettlement groups that lobby Congress and the administration to continuously let in more Muslims from the war-torn Middle East.

Then on Sept. 4, a U.S. State Department spokeswoman hinted at her daily press briefing that a new wave of refugees will soon be coming from another predominantly Muslim nation – Syria.

“The United Nations high commissioner for refugees just this year started referring Syrian refugees to the United States for processing,” said Marie Harf. “Obviously, we have several thousand in the pipeline, and that number will continue to go up.”

Obama’s State Department is expected to present Congress with a list within the next two weeks that shows the total number of foreign refugees it wants to accept into the country over the next year and the countries from which they will come. The new fiscal year begins Oct. 1.

A few local newspaper reports have already surfaced, providing clues as to where some of the Syrian refugees will be delivered. The Winston-Salem Journal carried a report last week that the Triad area of North Carolina could receive some of the refugees. The first Syrian family has already arrived in Greensboro, North Carolina, and is living in a hotel there, according to the Journal.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reported Sept. 10 that the city’s social services were preparing for “a flood of refugees” from Syria and Iraq later this year. Cleveland, Akron and Columbus, Ohio, have been hotspots in the past for Muslim refugees coming from the Middle East.

Once the refugees are relocated to an American city, they are quickly connected to an array of taxpayer-funded social services, including Medicaid, food stamps and subsidized housing. Interpreters and tutors are often provided to help bridge the language gap that refugee children will find in local public schools.

Groups like Human Rights First, World Relief Corp., the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, the Catholic and Lutheran churches all have strong presences in Washington and often do the bidding of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services, World Relief, Episcopal Migration Ministries, Church World Services and the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society push for more foreign refugees to be resettled in America, which results in more federal grants flowing into their coffers.

WND has documented in previous stories that more than 90 percent of the money used by these religious charities for resettling refugees comes from federal grants. They operate like government contractors in the lucrative resettlement business under the guise of providing “charity.”

Most of the Syrian refugees will likely be coming from Turkey, where thousands have fled across the border from Syria, but others are huddled in refugee camps in Lebanon, Jordan and Egypt.

Melanie Nezer, head of policy and advocacy at Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, one of the organizations that resettles refugees in the U.S. using federal grants, wrote an op-ed March 28 in the New York Daily News in which she called for the U.S. to accept 75,000 Syrian refugees over the next five years. That would be 15,000 a year coming to the U.S. under permanent refugee status.

“That’s a huge number,” said Ann Corcoran, a writer and researcher for Refugee Resettlement Watch, a group that monitors the U.N.’s distribution of foreign refugees throughout the United States. She said 15,000 a year would be on a par with the Iraqi refugee program, which has produced the largest, fastest-growing refugee community in the U.S. since Sept. 11, 2001.

“Most of the Syrian refugees in these refugee camps are Sunni Muslims; they’re not Christians,” said Corcoran. “The camps in places like Turkey and Jordan, you’re not going to find a ton of Christians.”

The United Nations, working with the U.S. State Department, has already shipped approximately 115,000 Iraqis to American cities since Sept. 11. Another 100,000 Somalis have been resettled in the United States since that country devolved into civil war in 1993. The Somali refugees have been described as 99.9 percent Muslim by Somali-American leaders. The Iraqi refugees have also been majority Muslim and, while the exact percentages are more difficult to track, the Iraqis coming to the States have been estimated at 62 percent Muslim.

Culture clash in American cities ....

Once here, Muslim families have vastly more children than the typical American family. The average Somali couple in Minnesota, for example, has six children.

These refugee families have changed the demographics of their host cities, such as Shelbyville, Tennessee; Lewiston, Maine; and Minneapolis, Minnesota, all of which have reported culture clashes between Muslims expecting everything from foot baths at public colleges to dietary concessions at public schools. A Tyson Foods meat-packing plant in Shelbyville decided in 2009 to acquiesce to a local union’s demands to drop the paid holiday of Labor Day in favor of the Muslim holiday Eid al-Fitr, a decision that Tyson later reversed in the wake of a public backlash.

And in Minneapolis, Mayor Betsy Hodges sparked controversy in April when she showed up to a meeting with the city’s increasingly powerful Muslim community wearing a hijab.

Problems have also arisen with Islamic radicals recruiting young Muslim refugees in America. WND has reported in recent weeks about FBI investigations into 25 to 30 Somali refugees leaving their homes in Minnesota to become fighters for ISIS in Syria and the al-Qaida-linked Al-Shabab in Somalia.

Pamela Geller, author of “Stop the Islamization of America: A Practical Guide to the Resistance,” said it should come as no surprise that the U.N. would do everything in its power to flood the United States with as many Muslim refugees as possible.

She said the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, or OIC, which is comprised of 56 Muslim countries and the Palestinian Authority, makes up the largest voting bloc at the U.N. General Assembly.

“They’re very powerful, they’re very dangerous,” Geller said. “You can’t make this stuff up.”

Geller, Corcoran and others such as Islam scholar Bat Ye’or have long warned that there are two methods of creating Islamic supremacy in the world. One is through violent jihad. The other is through al-hijra, or the Islamic doctrine of immigration.

“Basically you have those who want to take over (countries) through immigration saying to the jihadists “you guys need to stop cutting people’s heads off and be patient,’” Corcoran said. Al-hijra will accomplish the same goal over the long term in countries open to immigration, which includes the United States and most of Europe.

The U.S. takes in about 70,000 foreign refugees per year, more than any other country in the world. Besides the U.S., Germany and Sweden have also agreed to take in Syrian refugees through the U.N. program. Germany has agreed to accept another 10,000 Syrian refugees after already absorbing 6,000, while Sweden has agreed to accept up to 17,000 over the next year.

Creeping toward Sharia?

In 2011, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton hosted a two-day conference with the OIC in Washington to discuss how to implement U.N. Resolution 1618 to combat “religious intolerance” and “negative stereotyping” against Muslims in the U.S., which Geller said amounted to a version of the Muslim anti-blasphemy laws.

“It was to implement the Shariah is what it was,” she said. “It was really an anti-free speech measure.”

Then in 2013 a U.S. attorney in Tennessee, William Killian, said it is possible that some inflammatory comments about Muslims posted on social media could violate civil-rights laws. He later backed off his plan to criminalize an entire segment of speech deemed offensive to Muslims, a decision Geller notes came only after an intense public outcry.

“You know, we have real problems, they’ve disarmed the American people, misinforming them or not informing them at all,” Geller said. “There are no human rights under the Shariah for non-Muslims, and so the U.N. is deeply problematic. And we do their bidding.”

State Department documents show that Iraq has produced the single largest number of refugees resettled in the United States. In fiscal year 2013 alone, 19,488 Iraqis were resettled in America, followed by Burma with 16,299, Bhutan with 9,134 and Somalia with 7,608. Only 36 Syrians were allowed into the U.S. in 2013, followed by just 63 so far in 2014.

“But again, part of this is because the U.N. High Commissioner on Refugees only began this year in mid-2014 referring refugees in large numbers to the United States,” Harf said in the Sept. 4 briefing.

The Syrian civil war now has the potential to surpass even the Iraq War in its ability to create refugees. The war has caused more than 3 million Syrians to be uprooted since 2011.

Steve Emerson, a counter-terrorism expert and author of six books on radical Islam, said the screening process for refugees isn’t tight enough.

“They’re doing very little vetting. Several years ago, it was discovered that Iraqi militants were being resettled in California,” Emerson said. “So the resettlement program that’s going on around the U.S., the vast majority of refugees are not involved in terrorism, but certainly the vetting process is lacking. It’s not that easy to acquire the intelligence needed to deny someone refugee status if in fact the conditions that apply for asylum are met.”

Then there is the problem of the powerful refugee lobby in Washington.

“You have a pro-refugee lobby in the United States that is very strong, and the Obama administration has been particularly receptive to it,” Emerson said.

The U.N. has been trying to relocate 30,000 Syrians it considers most vulnerable, and the U.S. would normally accept half of those, according to witnesses who testified at a Senate hearing in January.

A State Department official, who asked not to be identified, told WND that refugees assigned to the U.S. by the United Nations are thoroughly screened by the Department of Homeland Security before they are allowed into the country.  (I might believe that if their past performance did not prove otherwise. These State Dept. people are either naive or lying about everything  they say. RB)

“I would refer you to DHS on that, but I can assure you it’s a very rigorous process,” the official said.

The United States admits more refugees per year than all of the other countries in the world combined, Harf said.

“I think we should make the point about refugees here, that the United States resettles more refugees than the rest of the world combined, period,” Harf said. “And I think our commitment to helping with resettlement of refugees is an important one that we take very seriously.”

Sep 24, 2014

Time And Unthinkable Events Move Toward Kingdom Of Anti-Christ.

Common Sense Commentary: Muslim Influence In Rome Increases Daily As Immigrants Arrive  From Islamic Countries

I have wondered for years, as I studied prophecy, how Islam and Rome would unite to form the kingdom of Anti-Christ, the Scarlet Harlot Church, the Beast and the False Prophet. I still do not know exactly how this union, with Rome at its head, and including Islam and even many main-line Protestant Denominations, will develop. It once seemed impossible, but unite they will. From time to time I read news events which cast a glimmer of light upon such a co-operative combination. Most, if not all, countries in Europe  have large and politically powerful segments of Muslim immigrants, including Italy, which is called, "ground zero" in the article below. Pope Francis is behind the weakening of Italy's immigration laws and the nation is strengthening immigrants by government provision of massive financial support for their welfare.... as the nation goes deeper into bankruptcy.  The immense Muslim voting block, in these strongly Catholic European  countries, will soon be overpowering, especially in Italy. The same thing is happening in our country with illegal Hispanic immigrants from Mexico and Central America plus a huge number of our own Muslim immigrants. The entire world is moving into an irreversible vortex of self destruction which is fertile soil for a world dictator who will control a one world currency, commerce, food, health, education, media and religion. People in severe crisis will accept all of that as a final remedy for their, and the world's problems. I may not live to see it, but many of you will. RB


From the lawless Libyan coast, they were on a mad dash to Italy a nation that, spurred on by the words of Pope Francis, has thrown open a back door to the continent for the war-ravaged and desperate of Africa and the Middle East. (Islam is the strongest religion in Africa and Middle East).

But as the vast Mediterranean turns into Europe’s Rio Grande — a crossing point for a record number of migrants making dangerous treks north — Salib found himself in the midst of the growing body count.

A 27-year-old farmer who watched his father and brother get killed in the crossfire of the Syrian civil war, he had paid a rough-handed trafficker a king’s ransom of $800 for crouching space aboard the 18-foot raft.

As Europe struggles with mass levels of immigration, Italy sits at the center of the issue. The country's "Mare Nostrum," or "Our Sea" policy, employs the use of the Navy to rescue migrants stranded at sea.

An unprecedented wave Globally, the world is witnessing an epidemic of war and religious conflict, insurgent violence and deadly oppression. This year, the U.N. refugee agency estimates, the number of people risking life and limb to seek sanctuary has jumped to more than 51 million — the highest figure since World War II.

In the United States, thousands of migrants — including scores of unaccompanied minors — are pouring over the Mexican border. But Europe is confronting the consequences of even larger regional strife, witnessing an unprecedented wave of migrants as conflicts rage in Syria, Iraq, Libya, Central African Republic, South Sudan, Ukraine and elsewhere within reach of its relatively prosperous shores. (Most of these migrants are coming from Muslim countries).

At ground zero is Italy, by far the largest gateway for migrants into Europe with a record 119,839 people arriving since January, according to the Italian Interior Ministry — already more than double the 42,000 total for 2013.

Human rights groups have criticized other gateway nations — chiefly Greece and Spain — for summary pushbacks or ill treatment of refugees and asylum-seekers. Italy, too, once repelled migrants and cut deals with authoritarian regimes in North Africa to stop them before they left. It still has agreements with Egypt and Tunisia to return migrants from those nations unless they are minors or can prove that they are being persecuted.

But arrivals are surging as Italy embraces what activists and refugee agencies describe as one of the world’s most progressive policies toward migrants.  Migrations into Europe. It is called Mare Nostrum. Our Sea.

It started last year after a series of shipwrecks off Sicily’s coast killed more than 500 migrants. In what Italian authorities call a key turning point, Pope Francis flew to the site of one tragedy, providing Italians with what some here describe as a new moral compass. 

“Who has wept for the deaths of these brothers and sisters?” Frances said last year on the Italian island of Lampedusa, after a sinking migrant vessel off the coast had gone unaided. “Who has wept for the people who were on the boat? For the young mothers carrying their babies? For these men who wanted something to support their families with?”

Now, at a cost of more than $12 million a month, the Italian navy is conducting massive interdiction and rescue operations in Europe’s single-busiest corridor for migrant traffic — the central Mediterranean. Rescued migrants are brought to port in Italy, offered medical treatment, food, water and temporary shelter. Instead of immediate deportation, the vast majority are granted legal aid to make formal requests for asylum and other forms of humanitarian protection. This year, Italian laws were changed to decriminalize migrants, who once faced the prospect of jail time and fines before deportation.


All of this, of course, is a "humanitarian" effort on the part of well intentioned Catholics. But the end result, as has been clearly seen among earlier Muslim refugees and immigrants, is that they do not assimilate into the populations of these countries but create large neighborhoods of intransigent Muslims. They take absolute control and administer Sharia Law and act as a nation within a nation.

"So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors." Matt. 24:33.

Sep 22, 2014

A German's View On Islam Compared To Germany's Nazi Rise In the 1930's

Common Sense Commentary: The root of the truth about unjust, ruling minorties is that, historically, small, fanatical, elite and organized political force nearly always dominates the majority. RB

This from my friend, Rob Storey (Jim's Brother's son)

 A  German's View on Islam 

This is one of the best explanations of the Muslim terrorist situation I 
have ever read. His references to past history are accurate and clear. 
Not long, easy to understand, and well worth the read. The author of 
this email is Dr.Emanuel Tanya, a well-known and well-respected 
psychiatrist. A man,whose family was German aristocracy prior to 
World War II, owned a number of large industries and  estates. When 
asked how many Germanpeople were true Nazis, the answer he 
gave can guide our attitude  toward all fanaticism.

  'Very few people were true Nazis,' he said, 'but many enjoyed the
return of German pride, and many  more were too busy to care. I was
one of those who just thought the Nazis were a bunch of fools. So, the
majority just sat back and let it all happen. Then, before we knew it,
they owned us, and we had lost control, and the end of the world had

  ‘My family lost everything. I ended up in a concentration camp and
the Allies destroyed my factories.'

  ‘We are told again and again by 'experts' and 'talking heads' that
Islam is a religion of peace and that the vast majority of Muslims
just want to live in peace. Although this unqualified assertion may be
true, it is entirely irrelevant. It is meaningless fluff meant to make
us feel better, and meant to somehow diminish the specter of fanatics
rampaging across the globe in the name of Islam.’

  ‘The fact is that the fanatics rule Islam at this moment in history.
It is the fanatics who march. It is  the fanatics who wage any one of
50 shooting wars worldwide. It is the fanatics who systematically
slaughter Christian or tribal groups throughout Africa and are
gradually taking over the entire continent in an Islamic wave. It is
the fanatics who bomb, behead, murder, or honor-kill. It is the
fanatics who take over mosque after mosque. It is the fanatics who
zealously spread the stoning and hanging of rape victims and
homosexuals. It is the fanatics who teach their young to kill and to
become suicide bombers.’

  ‘The hard, quantifiable fact is that the peaceful majority, the
'silent majority,' is cowed and  extraneous. Communist Russia was
comprised of Russians who just wanted to live in peace, yet the
Russian Communists were responsible for the murder of about 20 million
people. The peaceful majority were irrelevant. China 's huge
population was peaceful as well, but Chinese Communists managed to
kill a staggering 70 million people.’

  ‘The average Japanese individual prior to World War II was not a
warmongering sadist. Yet, Japan murdered and slaughtered its way
across South East Asia in an orgy of killing that included the
systematic murder of 12 million Chinese civilians; most killed by
sword, shovel, and bayonet. And who can forget Rwanda , which
collapsed into butchery? Could it not be said that the majority of
Rwandans were 'peace loving'?

  ‘History lessons are often  incredibly simple and blunt, yet for all
our powers of reason, we often miss the most basic and uncomplicated
of points: peace-loving Muslims have been made irrelevant by their
silence. Peace-loving Muslims will become our enemy if they don't
speak up, because like my friend from Germany , they will awaken one
day and find that the fanatics own them, and the end of their world
will  have begun.’

  ‘Peace-loving Germans, Japanese, Chinese, Russians, Rwandans, Serbs,
Afghans, Iraqis, Palestinians, Somalis, Nigerians, Algerians, and many
others have died because the peaceful majority did not speak up until
it was too late.’

‘Now Islamic prayers have been  introduced in Toronto and other public
schools in Ontario , and, yes, in  Ottawa ,  too, while the Lord's
Prayer was removed (due to being so offensive?). The  Islamic way may
be peaceful for the time being in our country until the  fanatics move

  ‘In Australia , and indeed in many countries around the world, many
of the most commonly consumed food items have the halal emblem on
them. Just look at the back of some of the most popular chocolate
bars, and at other food items in your local supermarket. Food on
aircraft have the halal emblem just to appease the privileged minority
who are now rapidly expanding within the nation's shores.’

  ‘In the U.K, the Muslim communities refuse to integrate and there
are now dozens of "no-go" zones within major cities across the country
that the police force dare not  intrude upon. Sharia law prevails
there, because the Muslim community in those areas refuse to
acknowledge British law.’

  ‘As for us who watch it all unfold, we must pay attention to the
only group that counts - the fanatics who threaten our way of life.’

Sep 21, 2014

"A Strange Urge To Elect Really Obnoxious Women To High Office"

Common Sense Commentary: Here is the genius word-master, Burt Prelutsky who wrote that famous paragraph:

"Frankly, I don’t know what it is about California, but we seem to have a strange urge to elect really obnoxious women to high office. I’m not bragging, you understand, but no other state, including Maine, even comes close. When it comes to sending left-wing dingbats to Washington, we’re number one. There’s no getting around the fact that the last time anyone saw the likes of Barbara Boxer, Dianne Feinstein and Nancy Pelosi , they were stirring a cauldron when the curtain went up on “Macbeth”."

And here is the "real article" in which he wrote those words in December of 2009. RB

Sunday, December 6, 2009

The New And Improved Iron Curtain

by Burt Prelutsky

Back in 1946, Winston Churchill, in a speech delivered at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, referred to an Iron Curtain that had descended across the Continent, behind which all the capitols of the ancient states, from Berlin to Belgrade, from Budapest to Sofia, were under the boot of the Soviet Union.

Today, freedom-loving people are faced with a second such curtain. It doesn’t exist in Eastern Europe this time, but along the Potomac. On one side, there are despots like Obama, Pelosi, Reid, Waxman, Sunstein, Emanuel, Axelrod, Specter and Conyers. On the other side are those of us who are sick and tired of having ex-community organizers and their left-wing henchmen doing their best to enslave us. They treat the Constitution like toilet paper; they bribe millions of us, including illegal aliens, with cash and free health benefits, while simultaneously bankrupting the rest of us, along with our kids and their kids.

They have saddled us with so much debt, unemployment and inevitable inflation, one can only assume it’s their plan that we’ll be too wretched to notice that they’re also taking away our rights and freedom. This is the doing of the same people who pretended that the Patriot Act, which did nothing more than try to prevent Islamic terrorists from plotting a sequel to 9/11, was the height of fascistic tyranny.

I guarantee that if our leading leftists were characters in a movie, a lot more people would be able to recognize their villainy. That’s because they would all look like albinos and talk with funny accents.

For instance, the secret ballot has been sacrosanct ever since our nation was founded. However, we find the current administration pushing for card check, which would deprive American workers of that basic safeguard when it comes to union elections. The purpose is obvious. The goons in the SEIU and the UAW want to know whom to intimidate, whose kneecaps to bust. And Obama, whose campaign coffers benefited to the tune of at least $100 million in union dues, is only too happy to return the favor.

The truth is, most people are so easily cowed and so unwilling to deal with confrontation that if it weren’t for the secret ballot, something as utterly absurd as same-sex marriage and as immoral as abortion without parental notification for 14-year-olds would probably be legal in all 50 states.

In the first 10 months of Obama’s presidency, Andy Stern, president of the SEIU, paid 22 visits to the White House. It sort of reminds you of the old days when only Monica Lewinsky had such easy access to the president. These days, with Stern running in and out, you can’t help wondering who’s servicing whom in the Oval Office.

One of the worst things about the House passing Obamacare was having to put up with Nancy Pelosi’s patting her own back and gloating, in spite of 39 desperate Democrats who broke ranks in the hope of hanging on to their seats in 2010.

Speaking of Pelosi, considering that it’s been a very long time since the Speaker was able to blink her eyes or to look anything but startled, do you think her plastic surgeon ever tells potential clients that he’s the schlemiel who did the job?

Frankly, I don’t know what it is about California, but we seem to have a strange urge to elect really obnoxious women to high office. I’m not bragging, you understand, but no other state, including Maine, even comes close. When it comes to sending left-wing dingbats to Washington, we’re number one. There’s no getting around the fact that the last time anyone saw the likes of Barbara Boxer, Dianne Feinstein and Nancy Pelosi, they were stirring a cauldron when the curtain went up on “Macbeth”.

The three of them are like jackasses who happen to possess the gift of speech. You don’t know if you should condemn them for their stupidity or simply marvel at their ability to form words. Burt Prelutsky.

Wouldn't it be ironic if, in 2016, California puts another such woman over the top and Hillary Clinton is elected President? Since we are already in a national "twilight zone", that weird development would be the dawning of an aberration called
"The Age Of American Political Lunacy".  RB

Sep 20, 2014

You Can Remove Print, Mint or Engraving ... But You Can't Remove God From Anything

Common Sense Commentary: Yes, you can remove print, mint marks and engravings, but you can't remove God from anything. Stop trying. You remove yourself from His grace and show your own ignorance if you think you can "remove God" from schools, courthouses, coins or the U.S. capital buildings. God Himself is immovable.

Official versions
(changes in bold italics)
"I pledge allegiance to my flag and the republic for which it stands: one nation indivisible with liberty and justice for all."
1892 to 1923
"I pledge allegiance to my flag and to the republic for which it stands: one nation indivisible with liberty and justice for all."
1923 to 1924
"I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States and to the republic for which it stands: one nation indivisible with liberty and justice for all."
1924 to 1954
"I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands; one nation indivisible with liberty and justice for all."
1954 to Present
"I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America , and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under Godindivisible, with liberty and justice for all."

NBC, highly Liberal with a mostly Liberal viewing audience, had a poll on this question.  They had the highest Number of responses that they have ever had for one of their polls, and the Percentages "For" and "Against" were as follows: 

86% for keeping the words, "IN God We Trust" on our coins and "Under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance, 14% against.

Do you believe that the word God should stay in American culture?

NBC this morning had a poll on this question.  They had the highest Number of responses that they have ever had for one of their polls, and the Percentage was the sa