Heavenly Father, we come before you today to ask Your forgiveness and to seek your direction and Guidance. We know Your Word says, 'Woe to those Who call evil good,' but that is exactly what we Have done.
We have lost our spiritual equilibrium and reversed Our values.
We have exploited the poor and called it The lottery.
We have rewarded laziness and called it Welfare.
We have killed our unborn and called it Choice.
We have shot abortionists and called it Justifiable.
We have neglected to discipline our Children and called it Building self esteem..
We have abused power and called it Politics.
We have coveted our neighbor's possessions And called it Ambition.
We have pollutedthe air with profanity and Pornographyand called it Freedom of expression.
We have ridiculed the time-honored values Of our forefathers and called it Enlightenment.
Search us, Oh, God, and know our hearts Today; cleanse us from every sin and set us free. Amen!
I received this prayer in an email today from a friend, it says to pass it along via email. I'm always wary of these kinds of emails. What is contained in them tends to lend itself to the urban legend category. But this one didn't show up on Snopes so I checked out my second favorite site, About.com: Urban Legends. They had an entry about it. It is true and was from a speech given not this year, but in 1996 (hmm, still applies today dont' ya think!) This is what About.com had to say about it:
"While not word-for-word accurate, this is a fair transcription of an actual prayer delivered before the Kansas House of Representatives by Central Christian Church Pastor Joe Wright on January 23, 1996. It has circulated continuously on the Internet ever since.
At least one legislator did walk during the prayer, according to the Kansas City Star. Others made speeches criticizing what the House Minority Leader, a Democrat, called "the extreme, radical views" reflected in the prayer. It was aired nationally on the radio in February 1996 by Paul Harvey."
Ok, just because the election has is over doesn't mean the fun emails are over...just the annoying commercials on t.v.
Now we just need the change over to digital tv to be over. Our household is so tired of hearing about the change. How about you? It's crazy...they interrupt tv shows, play the ticker across the screen, have news story after news story, have a van that comes to your business or school, and they even have special weekend shows to explain it to everyone again.
Our tv passed the test. Phew! I was so worried! LOL!
Now back to the funny emails....If you pass the digital tv test you can see this dancing couple on Dancing with the Stars...I'll be watching! LOL!
This one was a funny one too...must be because Oprah realizes that she is in the income bracket that will have increased taxes! Be sure you don't miss the word under O...I know it's a bit small.
I absolutely can't wait until the election has come and gone! It's not so much the candidates, but the media's interpretation of what they say. Over and over again! The political analysts and experts that have crawled out of the woodwork. Did you ever think there were so many 'experts' out there?
It's kind of like the Thanksgiving we left a pumpkin pie on the counter at my mom's house. We woke up the next morning and the pie was overrun by ants! Were they really food critics or just insects that wanted a piece of the action?!
Tonight is the vice-presidential debate. The media is working hard to set up pre-conceived notions about what is going to be said and not said tonight. When in fact they are just impatient and need to say something because, as we all know, there isn't anything else to report.
I'm looking forward to watching the debate. I have my own playbook for how the evening should unfold, but I'm not emailing it to the candidates. I think they have it handled and don't need me.
On a more local note...It is a heated contest between Rossi and Gregoire for governor. If Gregoire wins, we are going to see some ugly tax hikes. If you think the fuel tax was bad...Gregoire wants to bring a state Income Tax to Washington! And if you think that means our property, sales and fuel taxes will go down...think again. Once they have the money source, the government doesn't readily give it back!
The media keeps playing and replying pieces of Palin's interview with Katie Couric. Sarah did just fine with the grilling. Katie definitely used a variety of questions to try to trip her up. I think she did well, considering how she first had the ABC assault the week before. She is still an awesome candidate. She is beging put through a wringer, while Biden is being handled with kid gloves by the same media. He is tucked away in the green room, while Sarah is grilled publicly.
How come they don't play and replay Biden's interview with Katie Couric? Did you know that there was tv in 1929 and Franklin D. Roosevelt was president? Yes! That is what he said during his interview!
During his interview on the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric, this is what he said:
"When the stock market crashed, Franklin D. Roosevelt got on the television and didn't just talk about the, you know, the princes of greed. He said, 'Look, here's what happened.'"
Go read the rest of the article on her site. She is a journalist with a brain!
Here is a snippet of it:
"Here is Couric's full response to Biden's bizarre outburst about FDR (a) being president and (b) going on TV in 1929: "Relating to the fears of the average American is one of Biden's strong suits."
But when our beauteous Sarah said that John McCain was a better leader on the economy than Barack Obama, Couric relentlessly badgered her for evidence. "Why do you say that?" Couric demanded. "Why are they waiting for John McCain and not Barack Obama? ... Can you give us any more examples of his leading the charge for more oversight?"
The beauteous Sarah had cited McCain's prescient warnings about Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. But Couric, the crackerjack journalist who didn't know FDR wasn't president in 1929, demanded more examples from Palin.
We are currently in the middle of a massive financial crisis brought on by Fannie Mae. McCain was right on Fannie Mae; Obama was wrong. That's not enough?
Not for the affable Eva Braun of evening TV! "I'm just going to ask you one more time," Couric snipped, "not to belabor the point. Specific examples in his 26 years of pushing for more regulation?"
This would be like responding to someone who predicted the 9/11 attacks by saying: OK, you got one thing right. Not to belabor the point, but what else?
Obama was not merely wrong on Fannie Mae: He is owned by Fannie Mae. Somehow Obama managed to become the second biggest all-time recipient of Fannie Mae political money after only three years in the Senate. The biggest beneficiary, Democratic Sen. Chris Dodd, had a 30-year head start on receiving loot from Fannie Mae -- the government-backed institution behind our current crisis."
I just saw President Bush's update on the talk. You really think one week is going to create a bailout for a situation that has evolved over years? Is it because our economy is on the edge of the cliff that President Bush thinks that these political parties, who have not come together in many years, for the longterm good of our country. DC is a huge narcissistic pool of people. They are NOT there serving the common public. They are there serving those with the most money and the biggest political pull.
Nancy Pelosi? What is up with this woman. She smiles like she is on medication. She doesn't look like a serious leader. How in the world did she get the Speaker of the House position? I can see how she has such a low popularity rating. I wonder which part of the country blessed us with this woman?!
Of course, when asked about the presidential candidates taking part in the DC economy talks, the Democratic senator interviewed said that McCain rambled on and on. (If you heard this fellow speak...he had trouble rambling through the answer to the reporters question!)
The Republican senator interviewed said that Obama said a lot of nothing. I happened to hear some of what he said...and it was a lot of..."I-have-a-future-as-a-college-professor puffiness...no meat, no solutions, just blame.
What both of these Senators (Obama and McCain) need to be doing right now is not sitting in on the meetings muddying up the waters, but instead throwing their clout around DC and getting the parties together to vote quickly on whatever solution comes out of the meetings. No bickering, no debating, no trying to tag on meaningless clauses and stipulations.