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The Fix Is In On Cap And Trade

global-warming-gore-fireFrom: The Pen of Dr. Tim Ball

Obama presents Cap and Trade as essential to stopping global warming by reducing atmospheric CO2. It won’t because it allows people to produce the same amount or more by buying the privilege and passing the cost to the consumer. It also requires ignoring the scientific evidence that CO2 is not causing warming. . . .

Where better to provide an uncontested, controlled, and manipulated forum to push a climate related issue than the House Energy and Commerce Committee, whose chair Henry Waxman had promised a Cap and Trade bill by Memorial Day.

Waxman is completely ignorant of climate science. Consider his asinine statement on the Tavis Smiley NPR program that, “We’re seeing the reality of a lot of the North Pole starting to evaporate, and we could get to a tipping point. Because if it evaporates to a certain point – they have lanes now where ships can go that couldn’t ever sail through before. And if it gets to a point where it evaporates too much, there’s a lot of tundra that’s being held down by that ice cap.” This is ignorance that makes you realize he can’t understand any of the material presented to his committee.

Obama couldn’t block debate or prevent balance before a public hearing on something as critical as climate and energy policy, but that doesn’t bother Waxman and the Democrats. They used Al “the science is settled” Gore to show how the climate science demanded the action. They stifled debate because he was the only person allowed to present on the climatic justification for Cap and Trade. In a barefaced display of power, arrogance, ignorance and fear the Democrats blocked the appearance of Lord Monckton as requested by the Republicans.

Monckton, a cabinet member and science advisor in Margaret Thatcher’s government was eminently suited to counteract Gore’s scientific rubbish. Author of a devastating critique of Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth” his previous challenge for a debate had been turned aside. He has effectively shown Gore’s ignorance of the science and misuse of the facts. . . .

Fear of debate or challenge has always directed Gore and it implies he knows the falsity of his material and arguments. But ignorance of the subject has not stopped him and this presentation again cherry picked and distorted natural events presenting them as unnatural. It is a disgrace when somebody with his influence uses it to stop debate and then disseminates fear based on false unchallenged information. . . .

One week before Gore received the Nobel Prize, a British judge ruled on his movie “An Inconvenient Truth” that, It is now common ground that it is not simply a science film – although it is clear that it is based substantially on scientific research and opinion – but that it is a political film, albeit of course not party political. He also ruled there were major scientific errors and ordered the UK government to provide warnings for students viewing the movie in the classroom. . . .

Obama could not have public hearings about global warming as the basis for his Cap and Trade program without transparency and balance so the House Democrats with the fallacious assistance of Al Gore obliged. Obama must know what went on. He should be ashamed and embarrassed by the charade and perversion of democracy carried out by his party, but he has apparently washed his hands in the White House to maintain his idolatry. Maybe long time Washington political commentator Irving F Stone was right when he said; “Every government is run by liars and nothing they say should be believed.”

Read this entire article. . . .

The Great Cairo Grovel

islam_prayer_msQuoting columnist Wesley Pruden:

“Mr. Obama’s revelation of his ‘inner Muslim’ in Cairo reveals much about who he is. He is our first president without an instinctive appreciation of the culture, history, tradition, common law and literature whence America sprang. The genetic imprint writ large in his 43 predecessors is missing from the Obama DNA. … The great Cairo grovel accomplished nothing beyond the humiliation of the president and the embarrassment of his constituents, few of whom share his need to put America on its knees before its enemies. No president before him has ever shamed us so. We must never forget it.”

That’s Zero Growth For You

islamQuoting Mark Steyn:

“At a stroke, the administration has endorsed ‘the Muslim world’s’ view of those non-Muslims who happen to find themselves within what it regards as lands belonging to Islam: the Jewish and Christian communities are free to stand still or shrink, but not to grow. Would Obama be comfortable mandating ‘no natural growth’ to Israel’s million-and-a-half Muslims? No. But the administration has embraced ‘the Muslim world’s’ commitment to one-way multiculturalism, whereby Islam expands in the West but Christianity and Judaism shrivel remorselessly in the Middle East.”

The Inability Of Man

spurgeon-picFrom: The Desk of Charles Spurgeon

The text says, “No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him.” Wherein does this inability lie?

First, it does not lie in any physical defect. If in coming to Christ, moving the body or walking with the feet should be of any assistance, certainly man has all physical power to come to Christ in that sense. I remember to have heard a very foolish Antinomian declare, that he did not believe any man had the power to walk to the house of God unless the Father drew him. Now the man was plainly foolish, because he must have seen that as long as a man was alive and had legs, it was as easy for him to walk to the house of God as to the house of Satan. If coming to Christ includes the utterance of a prayer, man has no physical defect in that respect, if he be not dumb, he can say a prayer as easily as he can utter blasphemy. It is as easy for a man to sing one of the songs of Zion as to sing a profane and libidinous song. There is no lack of physical power in coming to Christ. All that can be wanted with regard to the bodily strength man most assuredly has, and any part of salvation which consists in that is totally and entirely in the power of man without any assistance from the Spirit of God. Nor, again, does this inability lie in any mental lack. I can believe this Bible to be true just as easily as I can believe any other book to be true. So far as believing on Christ is an act of the mind, I am just as able to believe on Christ as I am able to believe on anybody else. Let his statement be but true, it is idle to tell me I cannot believe it. I can believe the statement that Christ makes as well as I can believe the statement of any other person. There is no deficiency of faculty in the mind: it is as capable of appreciating as a mere mental act the guilt of sin, as it is of appreciating the guilt of assassination. It is just as possible for me to exercise the mental idea of seeking God, as it is to exercise the thought of ambition. I have all the mental strength and power that can possibly be needed, so far as mental power is needed in salvation at all. Nay, there is not any man so ignorant that he can plead a lack of intellect as an excuse for rejecting the gospel. The defect, then, does not lie either in the body, or, what we are bound to call, speaking theologically, the mind. It is not any lack or deficiency there, although it is the vitiation of the mind, the corruption or the ruin of it, which, after all, is the very essence of man’s inability. (Sermon No. 182)

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