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Read the Bill: Senate Bill Pays for Abortions at Community Health Centers

Here are two great articles that help you cut through all the spin flying around the health care bill that just passed. the first a very informative piece by John McCormack of the weekly standard is entitled,” read the bill.” the second is a FAQ over at first things (HT: Justin Taylor). In regard to the executive order all sides seem to be of the same mind.

National Right to Life Committee:

The executive order promised by President Obama was issued for political effect.  It changes nothing.  It does not correct any of the serious pro-abortion provisions in the bill.  The president cannot amend a bill by issuing an order, and the federal courts will enforce what the law says. 

Planned Parenthood:

“we are grateful that [the executive order] does not include the Stupak abortion ban.”

Voters to Obama and Congress: Stop!

Jennifer Rubin of Commentary Magazine offers astute analysis of The Washington Post’s latest poll on Obama’s policies. Here is a quote from the post poll review:

By a 57-to-36 percent margin, voters are pleased that the Democrats no longer have a filibuster majority. Ominously for incumbent Democrats, 56 percent are looking around for an alternative to their representative and only 26 percent approve of the job Congress is doing.

Click here to read the whole thing.

-R

No Mr. President

Whitehorn’s View

I recently had coffee with a good friend of mine named Marc Whitehorn. He is super sharp and well reasoned about most everything. Anyhow, we got to talking about Obama and the health care bill and my friend, Marc, had great things to say about it. Here is what he had to say:

Russ: “Hey Marc, what do you think of The Obama health plan, how do you think he is doing?”

Marc: “What did you think of cash for clunkers?”

Russ: “It seemed to go okay.”

Marc: (rolls eyes)

Russ: “What!?!”

Marc: “Cash for clunkers is a very good indicator of how health care will be handled. It was targeted at a VERY specific group of people for less than a year and the cost was underestimated by at least $1billion. What happens when they unleash a policy that will become the “norm” for all citizens in the u.s.? If the gov’t. is a landscaper, in the case of cash for clunkers they were given care of ONE tree for less than a year and couldn’t take care of it without putting in WAY more cash than they originally thought.   Now they’re going to take charge of the forest… oh, and how, again, will the plan be funded–in layman’s terms, please?

I’m thankful that President Obama is our diplomat because the U.S. really took an image/p.r. beating with the “decider.” President Obama is a much better diplomat and nations  seem to be more willing to share in the job of planet police with him. HOWEVER, his recent visit to China was telling of his willingness to ask hard questions of those leaders around the world who are ruling, um, questionably… why not ask,

  • “What happened to all the people displaced from beijing for the 2008 olympics?”
  • What exactly are you doing to help in the situation with north Korea since their missiles will be a lot closer to you than to us?”
  • “Why does amnesty int’l keep reporting about pastors and non-gov’t. church christians being persecuted, or missing?”
  • “Is it REALLY a good policy to carry out the 1 child per family edict? explain to me again what happens when contraception fails?”

I guess it’s kinda hard to do that when they are carrying the lion share of our national debt and no one wants to consider what happens should they decide we are no longer a good “investment.”

Also, how, exactly, has the $787 billion stimulus package been distributed? The unemployment rate is 9.2%, but what about those of us who didn’t qualify, or were intimidated by all the bureaucracy? Is it really true that it’s closer to 16-18% when those folks are taken into account?

Well, these are my questions. I’m ignorant of policy and politics, but things do raise my eyebrows when they don’t seem to add up.”

Russ: “I couldn’t agree more.”

Piper on Obama’s Speech; Excellent.

John Piper has some really good things to say about President Obama’s latest speech. I agree with Piper’s comments. Click here to see what Piper had to say.

an Odds and Ends of Sorts

In place of the normal odds and ends (the news bored me this week), two random and unrelated things I’ve been kicking around my head this week, an internal odds and ends of Russ:

Proverbs 21:1, which says, “The king’s heart is in the hand of the LORD;
he directs it like a watercourse wherever he pleases.”

lets ask God to do this in Obama and other world leaders for His glory and our good.

Second, C.J. Mahaney killed me with this on wenesday;

“people don’t have needs, they have masters…Who other than the true God is my God.”

Giving Obama his Props

While I don’t really care for him I have togive Obama props where props are article-1167302-04383A38000005DC-886_468x364due. So here goes; oh captain my captain, you killed the diplomatic game in London! Good job on the nuke reduction agreement! A world with fewer nukes is a better world. Period. And to that end I applied your state craft and foresight for the future of America and the world.

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