Friday, September 30, 2011

Monday, September 26, 2011

The Reception

The heart laid open;
And the soul,
Poured out before God:
Thus, does the
Spirit of the living God,
Empty the man,
And prepare the way,
For the reception,
Of His boundless grace.

Cunneda's Ramble

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New gaffe: Obama confuses Jews with janitors

President Obama spoke to the Congressional Black Caucus awards banquet over the weekend.
Those folks will stick with him in 2012, of course.
But they've been somewhat miffed in recent months that the first post-partisan president is doing too many deals with those Republicans and seeming to give in.
So, Obama needed to give the crowd some presidential love. He even brought his wife along. As with virtually all of Obama's speeches recently, the Democrat's remarks dealt with selling his jobs legislation, as if it wasn't DOA on Capitol Hill.Obama speaks to the congressional black caucus awards banquet 9-24-11
The first black president got to reminiscing about some other struggles in the past familiar to African Americans.
His 28 minutes of remarks had a strange tone to them, as if somehow Obama was equating support for his jobs program legislation with the far more important and historic civil rights movement.
He got into the usual yada-yada about rich people paying their fair share of taxes.
And then, deep into the speech, according to the White House transcript, the president said:
When you start saying, at a time when the top one-tenth of 1 percent has seen their incomes go up four or five times over the last 20 years, and folks at the bottom have seen their incomes decline -- and your response is that you want poor folks to pay more?
Give me a break.
If asking a billionaire to pay the same tax rate as a janitor makes me a warrior for the working class, I wear that with a badge of honor. I have no problem with that.
That's what the transcript says he said.

Here is what the president actually said, catching himself almost in time but not quite:
If asking a billionaire to pay the same tax rate as a Jew, uh, as a janitor makes me a warrior for the working class, I wear that with a badge of honor. I have no problem with that.
The president has been muffing lines all over the place recently. Last week, also peddling his jobs plan at a bridge that won't qualify, he hailed America's building of "the Intercontinental Railroad." You don't seem to hear much about these gaffes in the media for some reason.
Maybe in Saturday night's speech Obama was thinking about all those talks on Israel in New York.
Video of the president's full CBC speech, via C-SPAN, of course, is available right here.
Obama is on the West Coast now, harvesting money again and closing roads in Los Angeles after doing the same in Seattle and San Jose Sunday.

Israel accuses Turkish leader of incitement

JERUSALEM — The prime minister of Israel is accusing Turkey's leader of incitement for saying the Jewish state uses the Holocaust as an excuse to kill Palestinians.
Relations between the once-close allies have deteriorated dramatically since Israeli commandos raided a ship of activists trying to break the blockade of the Gaza Strip last year, killing nine Turks on board.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in a TV interview Sunday that Israel behaves "as if they are the victims all the time."
He also questioned Israel's claims about the number of citizens killed by Palestinian rockets fired from Gaza.
Israel's premier, Benjamin Netanyahu, said Monday that Erdogan's comments were "outrageous charges against Israel that have nothing to do with the facts."

Govt won't seek appeal in Atlanta on health care

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration has decided not to ask a federal appeals court in Atlanta for further review of a ruling striking down the centerpiece of President Barack Obama's sweeping health care overhaul.
The administration's decision makes it more likely that the U.S. Supreme Court would hear a case on the health care overhaul in the court's current term, and render its verdict on the law in the midst of the 2012 presidential election campaign.
In a ruling in August, a divided three-judge panel of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta concluded Congress overstepped its authority when lawmakers passed the individual mandate provision that requires people to buy health insurance. The administration could have asked the full appeals court to hear the case, potentially delaying high court review.

Offenders in Ala. town can choose jail or church

BAY MINETTE — Authorities say non-violent offenders in southern Alabama will have a new choice: Go to jail, or go to church every Sunday for a year.
WKRG-TV reports ( that Operation Restore Our Community begins next week.
The city judge in Bay Minette will let misdemeanor offenders choose to work off their sentences in jail and pay a fine; or go to church every Sunday for a year.
If offenders select church, they'll be allowed to pick the place of worship but must check in weekly with the pastor and police.
If the one-year church attendance program is completed, the offender's case will be dismissed.
Bay Minette Police Chief Mike Rowland says the program could change the lives of people heading down the wrong path. So far, 56 churches are participating.

My commentary: They might be safer, at least spiritually, in jail.

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Saturday, September 24, 2011

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Quote Of The Day!

"When Ronald Reagan ran for re-election in 1984, his slogan was "Morning in America." For Barack Obama, it's more like midnight in a coal mine."
            from Chicago Tribune, 9/20/2011.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Cunneda's Ramble

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An Eventide Devotional,

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Be patient with me on this one

my friends; I did it without my teeth.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Cunneda's Ramble

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That Wondrous Bread

That Wondrous Bread,
Drawn from Heaven;
And the Water that flows,
Clear as crystal,
From beneath the Throne
Of God, and the Lamb,
Alone can feed,
Nourish, and refresh
This new life,
He has planted
Within the soul:
It is as a feast,
Of fat things,
Filled with marrow;
And of wines on the lees,
Well refined.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Present To The Last

When heart and flesh,
Are fast failing;
And trembling feet,
Descend into the
Dark, lonely valley
Of the shadow of death;
To whom shall we look,
But unto Yeshua?
The world is receeding;
All is fading upon the sight;
One object, alone, remains;
Arrests; and fixes,
The believer's eye:
It is Yeshua -- Emmanuel;
Loving, and faithful,
And present to the last!

On Love

Love is that grace,
That brings faith
Into active exercise:
We stand by faith;
We walk by faith;
We overcome by faith;
But we live by His love:
For this love, is the
Laboring grace;
The power source;
Placed within us,
By the Spirit
Of the Living God.

Friday, September 09, 2011

Monday, September 05, 2011

Cunneda's Ramble

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The Grandeur Of His Love,

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The Wondrous Love Of God

When you lay hold,
To His wondrous love;
As the breath of life,
Sweeping through your soul;
You possess all of Him:
He will thereafter be,
Whatever you need,
In that moment of hope:
For he who loves God;
Walks with God,
And dwells with God;
Has never far to travel,
To find God.

Thursday, September 01, 2011