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Archive for July, 2012

Egregious Media Bias

Posted by Warren Peterson on July 22, 2012

The police and aide car sirens in Aurora, Colorado were barely silent before reporter Brian Ross on ABC’s “Good Morning America” linked the senseless mass murders to the Tea Party. They were forced to apologize when it was discovered that the 58 year old Tea Party supporter named James Holmes was not the 24 year old medical student, James Holmes, who committed the monstrous crime. Of course, apology or not, the damage was done. According to Rush Limbaugh, Brian Ross committed “journalistic malpractice.” Love him or hate him, on this one Rush is clearly right.

This was not the first time the liberal press and its fellow travelers on the left have tried to use such senseless events to crucify conservatives. Michelle Malkin traces the history of leftwing, knee-jerk and patently false reporting/commentary following news reports of shootings and bombings in the United States.

To read Michelle’s blog post (and you should), click HERE

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Neil Cavuto Nails It

Posted by Warren Peterson on July 16, 2012

Regardless of what you think about FOX News, Neil Cavuto’s commentary on the presidential campaign is outstanding.

Link to it HERE

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Indicators of Hope for Change

Posted by Warren Peterson on July 14, 2012

No polling science, maybe just wishful thinking but there is some notional signs pointing to a Romney victory.

Bumper Strips

2008 – Virtually every Volvo. Subaru and Pirus in Seattle displayed this bumper strip:

Hope and Change
Obama 2008

2012 – A bumper strip on a fuel efficient SUV in Seattle:

Better than the alternative
Obama 2012

Romney’s NAACP Speech

He got loudly booed (once) and that’s about all the mainstream media reported on the speech. When some later commentary praised Romney for not pandering but giving a speech for all Americans, Nancy Pelosi and other prominent Democrats said it was a ploy to get booed as an appeal to racist white men. Typical of the Left, when in trouble, play the race card. Judge for yourself; listen to the speech by clicking HERE.

Scatter Shot

His company, Bain Capital, is a predatory capitalist firm, a job destroyer; he out sourced jobs overseas; he may have committed a felony on SEC filings; he’s too rich; his wife, Ann, never worked a day in her life; Bain invested in a company that disposed of aborted fetuses; he’s (ssshh, keep this below the radar; use it to discourage the evangelical vote) a Mormon. The old adage applies here, “It’s not the truth or falsehood that matters, but the seriousness of the charge.”

An incumbent president who cannot run on his record needs to change the subject. Showing some degree of desperation, the Obama campaign, well before the conventions, is tossing every charge imaginable at Gov. Romney hoping something will stick or at least distract the Romney campaign from the real issue, “It’s the economy stupid.” There is anecdotal evidence that this strategy is not working for Obama.

Do these three observations indicate the start of a trend to a Romney win in November? One can only hope.

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Good Question

Posted by Warren Peterson on July 11, 2012

Good Question

1. Why does God allow bad things to happen?
2. What does the Bible teach about sex?
3. Is spirituality a property of the brain?
4. What does Jesus think of other religions?

George Hinman, Senior Pastor at Seattle’s University Presbyterian Church tackles each of these questions in a sermon series titled, “Good Question”. Each one takes about 30 minutes to listen to, time well spent.

Click HERE, scroll down to blue box “Sunday Sermons” and select your question (may have to scroll down to see all four).

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Primary Voter’s Guide

Posted by Warren Peterson on July 3, 2012

Thanks to State Auditor Candidate James Watkins for publishing the url for the Online State Voters Guide.

To see the Guide, click HERE

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