Thursday, December 22, 2005

AFA considering boycott of Ford Motor Company

AFA considering boycott of Ford Motor Company

For Immediate Release: 12/15/2005

(Tupelo, MS) -

The American Family Association says that Ford Motor Company reneged on some agreements reached in discussions with the automobile giant, and the organization is considering its next move.

“We had an agreement with Ford, worked out in good faith. Unfortunately, some Ford Motor Company officials made the decision to violate the good faith agreement. We are now considering our response to the violation and expect to reach a decision very soon,” said Donald E. Wildmon, chairman of AFA.

AFA had called for a boycott of Ford last spring because of Ford’s support for the homosexual agenda and homosexual marriage but suspended the boycott for six months at the request of a group of Ford dealers. Wildmon said AFA and Ford officials hammered out an agreement in the interim that was accepted by both parties.

“All we wanted was for Ford to refrain from choosing sides in the cultural war, and supporting groups which promote same-sex marriage is not remaining neutral,” Wildmon stated.

He stated that because Ford broke the agreement, the option of a boycott is now very much alive.

No additional comments regarding Ford will be made at this time.

American Family Association is a pro-family advocacy organization with over two million online supporters.

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Great Truths that people have learned

GREAT TRUTHS THAT LITTLE CHILDREN HAVE LEARNED:
1) No matter how hard you try, you can't baptize cats.
2) When your Mom is mad at your Dad, don't let her brush your hair.
3) If your sister hits you, don't hit her back. They always catch the second person.
4) Never ask your 3-year old brother to hold a tomato.
5) You can't trust dogs to watch your food.
6) Don't sneeze when someone is cutting your hair.
7) Never hold a Dust-Buster and a cat at the same time.
8) You can't hide a piece of broccoli in a glass of milk.
9) Don't wear polka-dot underwear under white shorts.
10) The best place to be when you're sad is Grandpa's lap.


GREAT TRUTHS THAT ADULTS HAVE LEARNED:
1) Raising teenagers is like nailing Jell-O to a tree.
2) Wrinkles don't hurt.
3) Families are like fudge...mostly sweet, with a few nuts.
4) Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut that held its ground.
5) Laughing is good exercise. It's like jogging on the inside.
6) Middle age is when you choose your cereal for the fiber, not the toy.


GREAT TRUTHS ABOUT GROWING OLD
1) Growing up is mandatory; growing old is optional.
2) Forget the health food. I need all the preservatives I can get.
3) When you fall down, you wonder what else you can do while you're down there.
4) You're getting old when you get the same sensation from a rocking chair that you once got from a roller coaster.
5) It's frustrating when you know all the answers but nobody bothers to ask you the questions.
6) Time may be a great healer, but it's a lousy beautician.
7) Wisdom comes with age, but sometimes age comes alone.

THE FOUR STAGES OF LIFE:
1) You believe in Santa Claus.
2) You don't believe in Santa Claus.
3) You are Santa Claus.
4) You look like Santa Claus.


SUCCESS:
At age 4 success is . . not peeing in your pants.
At age 12 success is . having friends.
At age 16 success is . . . having a drivers license.
At age 35 success is . having money.
At age 50 success is . . . having money.
At age 70 success is . . . having a drivers license.
At age 75 success is . having friends.
At age 80 success is . not peeing in your pants.
Pass this on to someone who could use a laugh.
Always remember to forget the troubles that pass your way; BUT NEVER forget the blessings that come each day.
Have a wonderful day with many *smiles*

Take the time to live!!!
Life is too short

Saturday, December 17, 2005

What Good Is This?

Stories like this just make conservatives look so lame...

"I believe in Christ, and I don't like the use of 'xmas' or the use of 'happy holidays,'" said Steven Van Noy, 39, as he left the store loaded down with packages. "The bottom line is that they had what I needed at Wal-Mart, so I went to Wal-Mart to buy it."

Controversy over the secularization of Christmas is nothing new, but this year religious groups are publicly taking on retailers who have decided to tone down the religious aspects of the holiday in their store decorations and promotional material.

Should we let these folks know when REAL issues hit the news so they can lobby and protest for something that matters? Do you really think Jesus could CARE LESS if Walmart says Happy Holidays rather than Merry Christmas? Ugh.

For goodness sakes, He said to remember his death/resurrection. Anybody out there see Easter protests? Geesh! Let’s stick to protesting abortion and hate crimes legislation and feeding the poor and widows. If Walmart wants to please all it’s customers, what’s the problem? And hey, when did Santa get in the Bible anyway? (see picture of protester above)

Oh, and by the way, as an answer to the guy quoted above, Xmas has been used for hundreds of years in religious writing, where the X represents a Greek chi, the first letter of Χριστος <pronounced Christos>, “Christ.” In this use it is parallel to other forms like Xtian, “Christian.” People unaware of the Greek origin of this X often mistakenly interpret Xmas as an informal shortening pronounced (ĕks'məs).


Photo taken from original story

President Bush Wants To Spy On Terrorists? What is this world coming to???

Blogcritics.org has a great piece on the NY Times' scoop that shows President Bush doesn't have a problem with spying on terrorists to protect us.

Blogcritics.org:
Personally, I think that this particular leak of classified information to the NY Times ought to be investigated and the leaker(s) charged with whatever crime is involved with the unauthorized release of such information.


You'll find other nuggets of wisdom written in a very entertaining style. Check out Blogcritics.org.

Friday, December 16, 2005

This is why Christians oppose hate crimes legislation

We see the writing on the wall:

Is hate a disease? Some psychiatrists think so. This was the subject of a recent Washington Post article, entitled “Psychiatry Ponders Whether Extreme Bias Can Be an Illness.” The title suggests the ominous implications.


There's no doubt that people who hate homosexuals are wrong and and guilty of sin. However, it's not HATE to:

  1. disagree with someone
  2. lobby for the family
  3. lobby against extra rights for homosexuals

Of course, I see the problems of hate on my side of it too though. I know people who claim Christ that really do hate homosexuals. But, I also know that some homosexuals actually hate christians too. I'd ask you to not lump all christians together, and I promise to not lump all homosexuals together too.

We have to return to civility on this issue. The vast majority is in the middle. Why must we continually fight?

Korean Researcher Is Said to Admit Stem Cell Fakery

Science NEVER lies, huh?

Most and possibly all of the human embryonic stem cell cultures reportedly made by a South Korean research team this year were fake, a member of the team told Korean news outlets yesterday.

Roh Sung Il, an executive at MizMedi Hospital in Seoul, said stem cell pioneer Hwang Woo Suk told him that nine of 11 reported cell lines were faked. Roh reportedly said he had doubts about the remaining two lines.

Roh also said that Hwang told him that his stem cells had died and that he had presented ones from Roh's laboratory as his own in their research paper in the journal Science. According to the news reports, the two agreed they would ask the journal to retract the paper, which was published May 19.

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Ford Caves To Gay Pressure

Reverses Familly-Friendly Decision

When Ford decided to slow-down their advertising in gay publications, family-friendly groups were thrilled, but apparently, according to this New York Times story their reversal was short-lived.

Less than two weeks after the Ford Motor Company said it would all but eliminate its advertising in publications that cater to gays, the company reversed itself Wednesday.

The decision followed a wave of criticism from gay rights groups, who had accused Ford of bowing to the threat of a boycott from the American Family Association.

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Distress Caused by Abortion Can Linger for Years, Study Says

By Patrick Goodenough
CNSNews.com International Editor
December 14, 2005(CNSNews.com) -
A new study in Europe has found that women can experience feelings of anxiety, guilt and shame years after having an abortion, a finding in line with arguments long advanced by prolifers.

Comparing women who had a miscarriage with those who had an abortion, researchers at the University of Oslo learned that while members of the former group were found to be more distressed in the short-term, the longer-term mental effects were more marked among those who had an abortion.

The results were published in the December edition of BMC Medicine, a London-based medical journal.

Ten days after the loss of the child, 47.5 percent of women in the study who had miscarried suffered from some degree of mental distress, compared with 30 percent of those in the abortion group.

After six months, the proportion of those who had a miscarriage and were still suffering from distress had dropped to 22.5 percent, and after five years to just 2.6 percent.

By contrast, of those who had an abortion 25.7 percent were still affected after six months, and 20 percent - one in five - still experienced distress after five years.

"Women who had an abortion experienced high levels of anxiety, feelings of guilt, shame and relief and had to make efforts to avoid thoughts about the event," the researchers said.

Their work highlighted the importance of providing women with information about the psychological effects of losing a baby, whether as a result of a miscarriage of abortion.

"The difference in the courses of responses may partly result from the different characteristics of the two pregnancy termination events," the journal concluded.

Abortion Concern is an organization in New Zealand which, while not promoting a prolife or pro-abortion view, believes women are too often not given the type of information they need to make an informed decision when considering whether or not to have an abortion.

It says the real "right to choose" should include the right to choose not to have an abortion, and also encourages women who have had abortions to tell their stories.

Abortion Concern says many women suffer ill-effects after abortions. It lists some of the symptoms of post-abortion distress as anxiety, guilt, regret, sadness, depression, inability to concentrate, lowered self-esteem, substance abuse, eating disorders, sexual dysfunction, compulsions to touch or avoid babies, and suicidal impulses.

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Conservatives Urged to Avoid Progressive Insurance

Conservatives Urged to Avoid Progressive Insurance(CNSNews.com) -

A conservative advocacy group is urging its supporters to cancel their policies with Progressive Insurance, after Peter Lewis, the company's chairman, reportedly gave $8.5 million to the American Civil Liberties Union. The multi-million dollar donation will help the ACLU advance its liberal agenda, including its "war on Christmas," the American Family Association warned. In an email message, AFA Founder and Chairman Don Wildmon urged his supporters to "sign a letter to Chairman Lewis, letting him know" that his donation to the ACLU is prompting conservatives to cancel their insurance policies. The AFA recently announced that it was ending its boycott of Target stores, after the retailer promised to use the word "Christmas" in its advertising and in-store promotions.

(Note: Lewis also donated over 10 million to various liberal 527 groups like Moveon.org for the defeat of President Bush in the 2004 elections.....)

Monday, December 12, 2005

Saving $$ in Roanoke

Friends, I will occasionally put a little blub here about how I save money in Roanoke.

Today's tip.......Western Sizzling Steakhouses in Roanoke have an annual "Customer appreciation" day for 1 day, every December. For lunch and dinner, most steaks (except for the most expensive filet mignon) are 1/2 prices ALL DAY.

This year, the day is THIS Wed., Dec. 14

Good time to get a meal at a good discount! Come early for lunch and dinner, as they are crowded!

Thursday, December 08, 2005

National Retailers who are banning Christmas

According to the American Family Association, these companies have banned "Christmas" from their retail ads, in-store promotions or television commercials.

Please take time to let them know you are offended by their anti-Christian and anti-Christmas bias. Their contact information is below.

http://www.afa.net/christmasban.asp

Thursday, December 01, 2005

Conservatives Make New Push on College Campuses

Posted by Bobby Eberle

November 30, 2005 at 7:13 am

It has long been known that left-wing thinking dominates the environment of America’s college campuses. In poll after poll, professors have identified themselves in overwhelming numbers as “liberal.” Now, one group is stepping up to counter the liberal indoctrination with a dose of conservatism.

As covered in the Agape Press’s story Delivering the Conservative Message to Combat Campus Liberal Bias, a new group known as the Network of College Conservatives “vows to expose and combat liberal bias on university campuses.”


Read More Here: http://www.gopusa.com/theloft/?p=153