Friday, November 4, 2011

Believe Life Begins at Conception? You're an extremist and radical.

( - Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), chair of the Democratic National Committee, said Thursday that for states to enact constitutional amendments that say human life begins at conception is “an extreme and radical step.”

“For the vast majority of Americans, including people on both sides of the abortion issue, this is an extreme and radical step,” she said.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Not Yet the Los Angeles Vikings...


The push for Vikings stadium funding at the Minnesota Capitol was regaining momentum Thursday, less than 24 hours after it appeared to fall apart for the year.

Gov. Mark Dayton met Thursday morning with lawmakers who support a state stadium subsidy. The lawmakers say they plan to introduce a detailed proposal soon and air it in public hearings.

Stadium backer Sen. Julie Rosen said she still wants to settle the issue before the regular legislative session starts in late January. Her fellow chief stadium sponsor, Rep. Morrie Lanning, said it’s likely the chief source of state funds will be tax revenue from expanded gambling.

“What’s the saying? Reports of the demise of the Vikings stadium are greatly exaggerated,” said Lanning, a Republican from Moorhead.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Which President would YOU bring back?


Ronald Reagan beat out Franklin Delano Roosevelt as the former president Americans would like to see in the White House during these trying economic times, a new 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair poll finds.

Thirty-six percent of those polled said they wanted the Gipper to lead America out of the economic crisis, while 29 percent picked Roosevelt. Thomas Jefferson came in third place with the support of 14 percent of those polled, followed by Roosevelt’s successor Harry Truman at 8 percent. William Henry Harrison, who was inaugurated in March 1841 and died one month later, came in last with 1 percent support.

Reagan was the pick of 68 percent of Republicans, 16 percent of Democrats and 34 percent of independents surveyed. Sixteen percent of Republicans, 43 percent of Democrats and 26 percent of independents chose Roosevelt.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Vikings Leaving Minnesota???

The quotes coming out of St. Paul are troubling to say the least, as some lawmakers claim the Vikings are using strong-arm tactics to get a deal done and would be willing to let the team leave rather than be extorted into making a stadium deal. If there has ever been a time fans should be legitimately worried about the Vikings leaving Minnesota, it’s right now.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Holding Hands for 1500 years!

This is a neat story. Just thought I'd share it!

The skeletal remains of a Roman-era couple reveal the pair has been holding hands for 1,500 years.

Italian archaeologists say the man and woman were buried at the same time between the 5th and 6th century A.D. in central-northern Italy. Wearing a bronze ring, the woman is positioned so she appears to be gazing at her male partner.

"We believe that they were originally buried with their faces staring into each other. The position of the man's vertebrae suggests that his head rolled after death," Donato Labate, the director of the excavation at the archaeological superintendency of Emilia-Romagna, told Discovery News.

The tender discovery was made during ordinary construction work in Modena and was announced this week. Labate explained the dig revealed three layers of scientific interest.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Obama's Spending more than all his Predecessors from Washington through HW Bush combined!

( - The Obama administration passed another fiscal milestone this week, according to new data released by the Treasury Department. As of the close of business on Oct. 3, the total national debt was $14,837,099,271,196.71—up about $44.8 billion from Sept. 30.

That means that in the less-than-three-years Obama has been in office, the federal debt has increased by $4.212 trillion--more than the total national debt of about $4.1672 trillion accumulated by all 41 U.S. presidents from George Washington through George H.W. Bush combined.

This $4.212-trillion increase in the national debt means that during Obama’s term the federal government has already borrowed about an additional $35,835 for every American household--or $44,980 for every full-time private-sector worker. (According to the Census Bureau there were about 117,538,000 households in the country in 2010, and, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were about 93,641,000 full-time private-sector workers.)

When Obama was inaugurated on Jan. 20, 2009, according to the Treasury Department, the total national debt stood at $10,626,877,048,913.08.

At the end of January 1993, the month that President George H. W. Bush left office, the total national debt was $4.1672 trillion, according to the Treasury. Thus, the total national debt accumulated by the first 41 presidents combined was about $44.8 billion less than the approximately $4.212 trillion in new debt added during Obama’s term.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Another Reason to Enjoy a Cup of Coffee! :)

Caffeine was identified as a stimulator of human hair growth, in vitro, a fact that has important clinical impact in the management of AGA (androgenetic alopecia or premature hair loss).

Caffeine applied topically blocks the production of the hormone DHT at the hair follicle. DHT (dihydrotestosterone) is considered the primary cause of hair follicle destruction triggering hereditary hair loss or pattern baldness.

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Iranian Pastor to be Executed

Please pray for this man and the thousands of persecuted Christians throughout the world.

( – An Iranian pastor who refuses to renounce his Christian faith could be hanged as soon as Wednesday, after a trial court ruling this week upheld his death sentence for “apostasy.”

Religious freedom advocates are calling urgently for governments to take up the case of Youcef Nadarkhani, a 32-year-old evangelical first sentenced to death late last year. If the sentence is carried out he will be the first Iranian Christian known to have been executed for his faith in 21 years.

Nadarkhani embraced Christianity at the age of 19, and since his Supreme Court appeal last June, proceedings focused on the question of whether he was a practicing Muslim at the time.

According to Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), although a court subsequently determined that he was not a practicing Muslim adult when he became a Christian “the court has decided that he remains guilty of apostasy because he has Muslim ancestry.”

Back in court on Sunday and Monday this week, Nadarkhani faced renewed pressure to disavow his faith, on pain on death. CSW cited sources close the case as saying two more sessions have been scheduled, for Tuesday and Wednesday – and “if he continues to refuse, he will be executed thereafter.”

The Immorality of our Nation's Debt

Sunday, September 25, 2011

I'm almost done with the Vikings...

...I have been watching the Vikings and rooting for them for over 20 years, but I am almost through with them. I know some will call me a fair-weather fan, but I just can't do this anymore. It's hard to watch a good team who looks completely cursed. For the third week in a row, we lost a double-digit lead and lost the game. This is too much. If we lose another one of these, I'm switching allegiances. The only question is: which team will I support?

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Federal Gov't gives NH Planned Parenthood $1 million

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded Planned Parenthood of New Hampshire $1 million after the state legislature voted to cut off the stream of taxpayer money to the largest operator in the nation's abortion industry.

It's just one of a number of states where local managers and officials have decided against providing tax money to Planned Parenthood, only to see their work overturned through what one critic calls government by fiat.

Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser says the New Hampshire dispute is just another example of the Obama administration's abuse of states' rights.

And this happened in a state that prides itself on its love for the 10th Amendment.

"A place like New Hampshire is central to states' rights. It's part of their heritage and history," Dannenfelser said. "Obama and Planned Parenthood know that the only place they can exert their will when it comes to funding is to overstep in the way they just have in New Hampshire."

Friday, September 16, 2011

Tim Tebow: as always, a class act


ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Save your bankroll and your breath Tim Tebow fans, the object of your desire and the target of your dislike both agree this is Kyle Orton's offense.

Tebow said Thursday that while he's honored his fans are cheering for him to take over as the Denver Broncos' quarterback, he trusts his coach and will bide his time without complaint.

"Well, I guess I appreciate the support, you know, but we got people in charge here that we trust and (I) trust they're going to do the right thing," Tebow said.

A group of Tebow supporters have said they'd like to buy two billboards in downtown Denver urging coach John Fox to bench Orton in favor of the former Florida star.

Tebow said he'd rather they donate the $10,000 to his charitable foundation.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Poll shows most People Believe in the Healing Power of Prayer

Nearly half of American voters believe in the Biblical account of creation, and even more think prayer can literally help people recover from medical problems.

A Fox News poll released Wednesday found 77 percent of voters believe prayers can help someone heal from an injury or illness, while 20 percent don’t believe that. The remaining 3 percent are unsure.

Click here to view the full Fox News poll results.

Those groups most likely to believe prayer literally heals include those who regularly attend religious services (93 percent), white evangelical Christians (91 percent), blacks (89 percent), conservatives (85 percent), and those who are part of the Tea Party movement (84 percent).

Women (82 percent) are more likely than men (71 percent) to believe in the healing power of prayer.

Some 45 percent of voters accept the Biblical account of creation as the explanation for the origin of human life on Earth, while 21 percent say the theory of evolution as outlined by Darwin and other scientists is correct. Another 27 percent say both explanations are true.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Van Der Sloot Charged with 1st degree murder

No one--and I mean no one--gets away with anything in a world ruled by an all-seeing, all-just, all-powerful God. One may look like one has escaped for a time, but justice wins out eventually.

Peruvian prosecutors have formally charged Joran van der Sloot with first-degree murder in last year's killing of a university student the defendant met at a Lima casino. They are seeking a 30-year jail sentence.

Van der Sloot was widely known before the May 30, 2010 killing of 21-year-old Stephany Flores as the prime suspect in the unresolved 2005 disappearance in Aruba of the American teenager Natalee Holloway.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

I'm becoming a Bill Musgrave fan


Two days before each preseason game so far, Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave has held a meeting with his quarterbacks to discuss the game plan for the upcoming opponent.

The Vikings’ playbook is divided into sections, most based on down and distance.

“He gives us a game plan of what we’re going to run and we basically get to choose our top two plays from each section: third-and-2 to 5, third-and-6 to 10, stuff like that,” rookie Christian Ponder said on Monday. “So we choose what we want to do and those are the things we’re going to run when we get in there. So it’s great that we have input.”

Musgrave doesn’t stop with the quarterbacks. He talks to the receivers about the routes they run, the running backs about the holes they like to hit, following through on a vow from early in training camp that he was going to tailor his new offense to the players rather than make the players adapt to a specific system.

“I appreciate the flexibility of coaches taking in what players are sugge

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Religion Determines View on President's Job Approval


Eighty percent of Muslim Americans approve of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as president, according to a newly released survey conducted by the Abu Dhabi Gallup Center, a partnership between Gallup and the Crown Prince Court of Abu Dhabi.

According to the survey, 65 percent of Jewish Americans approve of the job Obama is doing; 60 percent of atheists, agnostics, and those of no religion approve; 50 percent of Catholics approve; 37 percent of Protestants approve and 25 percent of Mormons approve.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Pray for our Brothers & Sisters in Iraq

A car bomb outside a Christian church wounded 23 people on Tuesday morning, police said, as security forces found and disabled vehicles packed with explosives outside two other parishes in northern Iraq.

The bombing and the two averted attacks in the northern city of Kirkuk signal continued violence against Iraqi Christians, nearly 1 million of whom have fled since the war began in 2003.

"The terrorists want to make us flee Iraq, but they will fail," said the Rev. Haithem Akram, the priest of one of the churches that was targeted. "We are staying in our country. The Iraqi Christians are easy targets because they do not have militias to protect them. The terrorists want to terrorize us, but they will fail."

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The Best of Days; the Worst of Days


The Vikings will be losing receiver Sidney Rice to the Seattle Seahawks when free-agent deals can be signed Friday, according to’s Jay Glazer.

Rice reportedly agreed to a five-year deal with the Seahawks. According to ESPN, the deal is worth $44 million, including $18.5 million in guarantees.

The Seahawks entered free agency with nearly $40 million under the salary cap while the Vikings were almost $5 million over, giving Seattle a big advantage in negotiations. The Seahawks also agreed to terms with for
mer Vikings quarterback Tarvaris Jackson, who is friends with Rice, on Tuesday.

Vikings to Sign Donovan McNabb

Yippee! Before we are guaranteed last place in our division; now we have a chance at 3rd or possibly even 2nd!


The Minnesota Vikings agreed Tuesday to acquire quarterback Donovan McNabb in a trade from the Washington Redskins, pending McNabb agreeing to new contract terms, league sources said.

McNabb would be dealt for a late-round pick -- Jay Glazer of Fox Sports and NFL Network reported that it would be sixth-rounders in 2012 and 2013 -- but he must restructure his contract, and those talks are scheduled for Wednesday. It isn't expected to be a lengthy process, but nevertheless, it would be required before a trade could be completed.

McNabb was due to make $12.5 million with the Redskins, including a roster bonus, but the Vikings made it clear they couldn't take on that salary. Still, McNabb's desire to be in Minnesota will lead to the deal being fully agreed to, pending the new contract terms, sources said.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Oh, the joys of living in New York!


New York
Taxes paid by residents as pct. of income: 12.1%
Total state and local taxes collected: $243.9 billion
Pct. of total taxes paid by residents: 71.4%
Pct. of total taxes paid by non-residents: 28.6%

New York places much of its tax burden on residents from other states. Consider, for example, the amount of state revenue derived from New York City tourism, or those who commute to the city for work. Despite this, state residents maintain the second largest tax burden in the country. The state has one of the highest state and local tax collections per capita, an average of $6,884. It has one of the highest combined averages local and state sales tax rates — 8.3%. The Big Apple also has a number of exceptionally high excise taxes, such as its $4.35 tax on each pack of cigarettes, the highest rate in the country. Additionally, the state has exceptionally high property tax rates. According to the Census Bureau, the top ten counties in the U.S. with the highest property taxes as a percentage of home values are all in New York.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Favre helping Webb


Joe Webb wants to be the Minnesota Vikings' starting quarterback. So, why not have the man who held that job for two seasons help?

Webb said he has worked out with Brett Favre the past few weeks in Hattiesburg, Miss., and he's happy to learn from the 41-year-old quarterback who holds most of the NFL's passing records.

"It's great to have a person like that as my contact," Webb told the University of Alabama-Birmingham website for a Wednesday story. "He can still sling it."

Webb, a sixth-round draft pick out of UAB last year, started the Vikings' final two games last season, but he shouldn't face any competition for the job from Favre, who filed his retirement papers in January. Favre's brother and mother said last week that they believe the quarterback is done with his NFL career and won't come out of retirement for a third time.

That leaves Webb competing with Christian Ponder, the Vikings' first-round draft pick in April, for the job unless the team signs a veteran quarterback after the NFL lockout ends. Tarvaris Jackson, who has started in past seasons, recently acknowledged that his time in Minnesota is over.

"I just want to show the world what I can do," said Webb, who completed 54 of 89 passes for 477 yards with three interceptions last season.