Listening to Michael Savage explode over our dire situation with illegal aliens in America is better than eating a bowl of delicious lemon souffle ice cream!
This from The Daily Caller
Senate Republicans Wednesday said they will stop filibustering the financial regulatory reform bill, backing down after Democrats said they would make them stay through the night into Thursday morning to sustain their blocking of the legislation.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Republican, said there had been a “key agreement reached.”
He cited “assurances” from Senate Banking Committee Chairman Chris Dodd, Connecticut Democrat, that he would remove provisions in the bill that the GOP believes will lead to excessive risk-taking by financial firms requiring more bailouts.
The key Republican senator involved in talks with Dodd, Richard Shelby of Alabama, said Dodd had promised him “that he will address a number of concerns I have expressed with respect to ending bailouts.”
But Shelby said talks with Dodd on other issues had “reached an impasse,” due to continued disagreement on the scope and size of a consumer protection agency and the regulation of derivative trading.
“It is now my belief that further negotiations will not produce additional results,” Shelby said.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, had forced Republicans to vote Monday and Tuesday on procedural motions to move toward debate of the bill.
He was also ready to keep the Senate in session all night Wednesday, with Republicans sustaining their filibuster the way it used to be done, with continuous speeches on the floor.
All 41 Republican senators voted together as a group against the motions over the last two days, saying that they wanted Shelby to have maximum leverage in negotiations and that they had no assurances from Reid that they would be allowed to offer amendments during the floor debate.
But Shelby signaled that with negotiations no longer proving fruitful, the bill could move forward.
“I thank my Republican colleagues for their support and defer to their individual judgments on whether the Senate begins a floor debate on this bill,” he said in his e-mailed statement.
President Obama, speaking at an event in Illinois, said he was “very pleased” with the GOP’s decision to drop their filibuster.
“I want to work with anyone — Republican or Democrat — who wants to pursue these reforms in good faith,” Obama said.
Requests for comment from spokespersons for Reid and Dodd have not yet been returned.
(AFP) – 7 hours ago
NEW YORK — Former first lady Laura Bush writes in her forthcoming autobiography that she and her husband George W. Bush may have been poisoned when they became ill at a summit in Germany in 2007, the New York Times reported Wednesday.
Writing in her book “Spoken from the Heart,” due to be released in May, Laura Bush says that the US Secret Service probed whether the presidential delegation may have been poisoned at the G8 summit.
George W. Bush spent part of the summit bedridden.
Doctors concluded that they had contracted a virus, she said, according to the Times report.
However “we never learned if any other delegations became ill, or if ours, mysteriously, was the only one,” Laura Bush wrote.
She also wrote about a fatal November 1963 car accident when she was 17 in Texas and at the wheel of a car that hit another, killing the driver, a fellow student.
“I lost my faith that November, lost it for many, many years,” she writes.
“It was the first time that I had prayed to God for something, begged him for something, not the simple childhood wishing on a star but humbly begging for another human life. And it was as if no one heard.”
The book is also devoted, according to the Times report, to rebutting critics of her husband. She calls insulting comments by the Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid “uncalled for and graceless.”
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Franklin Graham is the 2010 Honorary Chairman for the National Day of Prayer on May 6, 2010
We are thankful for the abundant blessings You have bestowed on America. Our forefathers looked to You as Protector, Provider, and the Promise of hope. But we have wandered far from that firm foundation. May we repent for turning our backs on Your faithfulness.
We pray that this great nation will be restored by Your forgiveness.
From bondage, You grant freedom.
Through Your own sacrifice, You offer salvation.
From the state of despair, You offer peace.
From the bounties of Heaven, You have blessed – not because of our goodness – but by Your grace.
You have given us freedom to worship You in spirit and in truth as Your Holy Word instructs. May our lives honor You in word and deed. May our nation acknowledge that all good things come from the Father above.
President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed that our nation should set apart a day for national prayer to confess our sins and transgressions in sorrow: “…yet with assured hope that genuine repentance will lead to mercy and pardon… announced in the Holy Scriptures and proven by all history, that those nations only are blessed whose God is the Lord.”
“We have vainly imagined in the deceitfulness of our own hearts, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own… we have become too self-sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God who made us! It behooves us then… to confess our national sins and to pray for clemency and forgiveness.”
Help us to pray earnestly for our president and leaders who govern, that they will humble themselves and seek Your guidance so that everything we do will shine the light of Your glory in a darkened world.
May our prayers as a people and a nation be heard and blessed for such a time as this. We make this plea in faith, believing in the mighty Name of Jesus our Lord.
In John 14:6, Jesus says “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life”. This means (and this will offend some of you) that Jesus Christ is the only way to Heaven, His truth is the only truth and He is the only One who can give you eternal life.
Islam is a false religion. Not only is it false but it is mean-spirited, evil and wicked just as Franklin Graham described it. To all of our Muslim neighbors, God loves you and sent His Son to die for you too. Mr. Graham was right to speak out in truth and God will reward him for his faith.
So the Pentagon has rescinded its invitation to Rev. Graham to give the invocation at the Pentagon on May 6, 2010, the National Day of Prayer.….hmmm, let me see.-
First, President Obama canceled the National Prayer Breakfast at the White House last year, then Judge Barbara Crabb declared the National Day of Prayer unconstitutional this year and now, Franklin Graham has been chastised and dis-invited by Obama’s officials in the Pentagon and told he was not welcomed because of his remarks about Islam.
THIS IS AN EROSION OF OUR CHRISTIAN FAITH IN AMERICA!
Even though Obama’s Justice Department is appealing the ruling by Judge Crabb, we all know that the appeal is simply window-dressing. Obama does not care about the National Day of Prayer and in my opinion is quite pleased about all of this. Barack Obama is shameless.
Red State had this report-
Billy Graham’s son Franklin, a solid evangelist in his own right, was invited to give the address at the Pentagon’s National Day of Prayer service.
Barack Obama’s administration has revoked the invitation.
Why? Well, it turns out Franklin Graham really believes in Christ and holds that Christ really is “they way and the truth and the life.”
Consequently, Franklin Graham has spoken out about Islam — the only religion to see its followers carry out violent terrorist attacks on the United States in the name of that religion — and its violent ways.
The Council on Islamic-American Relations and other Islamic groups got upset with Franklin Graham pointing out the truth.
So the Obama Administration caved.
Army spokesman Col. Tom Collins confirmed today, that at the Army’s request, the Pentagon Chaplain’s Office had contacted Graham to withdraw the invitation extended to him to be the main speaker at the Pentagon’s observance of the National Day of Prayer.
You’ll note it says Army. True, but it was Obama appointees who made the call. Let’s not obfuscate whose responsibility it is.
In the meantime, Franklin Graham marches on >>>
This from the Samaritan’s Purse
Franklin Graham challenges pastors and churches to intercede for America
As honorary chairman for the National Day of Prayer Task Force, Franklin Graham is challenging pastors and churches over the next two Sundays to intercede for America.
“Only one Sunday remains before the National Day of Prayer, an event under attack like never before,” Graham said. “I am calling on pastors to ask their congregations to stand with us as we pray for our president, our leaders, our men and women in the military, and our nation as a whole. We need churches everywhere to stand with us on May 6 as we join in prayer as one nation, under God.”
Graham will be in Washington May 6 to lead a prayer service for the nation at the Cannon House Office Building. He was also scheduled to speak at the Pentagon until the U.S. Army rescinded his invitation.
“I want to express my strong support for the United States military and all our troops,” said Graham, whose youngest son serves in the Army. “I will continue to pray that God will give them guidance, wisdom, and protection, as they serve this great country.”
Graham joins a task force led by Mrs. Shirley Dobson whose mission is to mobilize the Christian community to intercede for America and its leadership in the seven centers of power: Government, Military, Media, Business, Education, Church, and Family.
Millions will unite in prayer at thousands of events from coast to coast. This year’s theme is “Prayer for Such a Time as This” and is based on Nahum 1:7: “ The LORD is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in Him.”
The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May, inviting people of all faiths to pray for the nation. It was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of the United States Congress, and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman.
The National Day of Prayer transcends differences, bringing together citizens from all backgrounds.
“We have lost many of our freedoms in America because we have been asleep,” said Mrs. Dobson, chairman of the task force. “I feel if we do not become involved and support the annual National Day of Prayer, we could end up forfeiting this freedom, too.”
For more information, visit the National Day of Prayer web site.
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From Gateway Pundit
On Sunday April 25, 2010, President Barack Obama praised the coal industry during the memorial service in West Virginia for the 29 miners who perished in the nation’s worst mining disaster in 25 years earlier this month.
“Five miles into a mountain. The only light, the lamp on their caps. Day after day they would burrow into the coal. The fruits of their labor that so often we take for granted. The electricity that lights up a convention center; that lights up our church or our home our school our office. The energy that powers our country. The energy that powers the world.“
President Obama praised the coal industry at the miner memorial service.
But, the president forgot to mention a thing or two.
Less than one month ago his adminstration enforced new rules that will cost the mining companies hundreds of jobs. His administration has even been coordinating protests against the coal mining industry from the White House.
The Prowler reported:
The White House and some Obama Administration staffers at the Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency have been coordinating with left-wing environmental groups to launch protests in West Virginia over such techniques as “mountaintop removal mining.” This enabled the EPA to cite such protests as support for their new rulemaking. Earlier this month, the agency imposed rules sharply curtailing that form of strip mining in such states as West Virginia. The rules may end up costing several hundred West Virginians their jobs.
Now the Obama Administration is looking for ways to reward those groups they coordinated with. According to sources inside the EPA, the agency is attempting to find ways to get funding to several organizations it worked with on the mountaintop mining and other efforts, including Appalachian Voices and Coal River Mountain Watch. Meanwhile, the administration is attempting to identify ways to fund a much more influential “pass through” organization, the Appalachian Community Fund, an organization run out of Knoxville, Tennessee.
“Appalachian Community Fund is like the ACORN of West Virginia, Kentucky and Tennessee,” says a Commerce Department political employee. “If we can get it just a few hundred thousand dollars, it can organize for us down there in ways to help us politically, and it’s done great things for us with the EPA and other entities.”
He is shameless.