Saturday, December 8, 2012

"Where's the Line to see Jesus?"


Performed by: Becky Kelley
The true inspiring story behind the music:
"Where's the Line to See Jesus?" While at the mall a few years ago, Becky's then four year old nephew, Spencer, saw kids lined up to see Santa Claus. Having been taught as a toddler that Christmas is the holiday that Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus, he asked his mom, "where's the line to see Jesus"? Becky's sister mentioned this to her father, Steve Haupt, who immediately became inspired and jotted some words down to the song in just a few minutes. After putting music to the words, and doing a quick home recording, he received a great response from friends. Her father asked if Becky wanted to record the song to see what could happen with it. Becky listened to the song, made a few changes and headed to Shock City Studios.
It was at the studio where Chris Loesch, owner and producer, rewrote the 2nd verse and part of the chorus... with goosebumps and emotions high, they all felt like they had something special and recorded the demo in just under 2 hours. 2 weeks before Christmas last year, her cousins decided to do a quick video to see what we could accomplish on YouTube. The first day it had 3000 hits and it soared to a million from there! Becky received e-mails, phone calls, Facebook messages from people all over over the world asking for the music, CD's, iTunes, a full version, anything... they had nothing.
After a couple of meetings with Chris following the amazing response, the team got serious. They headed back into the studio this past spring... this time with guitars, drums, bass, pianos, choirs... the real deal.... and here it is today. Getting everything set up, a website put together, and loving that thousands upon thousands of Christians have come together... remembering the true meaning of Christmas. Out of the mouths of babes come profound truths that many adults can not understand. Hopefully Spencer's observation will cause people all over to reflect on the love of Jesus, and that one day we will all stand in line to see Him. Becky is most thankful to our Heavenly Father to have this chance to share her music with you. Merry Christmas everyone.
About Becky:
Becky Kelley was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. She first sang on stage at the ripe age of 2 and never looked back. Singing and dancing her way through high school, she ended up going to college in Nashville, TN at David Lipscomb University. It was there, she started to get a taste of the Nashville music scene, singing and performing with some of Nashville's best.
After college, Becky decided to go back home, get married, and settle into a family life. Apparently life had other things in store, as she eventually found herself being pulled back into music, recording in the studio and welcoming an exciting new chapter into her life all while embracing her current life at home. While life has gotten busier, it has also become richer. Becky loves using her gifts both in the professional world and also singing her baby girl to sleep at night, praying God is leading her every step of the way.
Interesting facts:
* A portion of the procedes of CD sales will go to Christian Family Services in St. Louis and the good work they do finding homes for children in need!
• The man playing piano in the video is Becky's father Steve who is also the main writer of the song and is the pianist on both recordings!
* Gloria Estefan's bassist, Jorge Casas, is the basist on this recording!
Recording credits:
Performed by: Becky Kelley
Written by: Steve Haupt & Chris Loesch
Produced by: Chris Loesch
Recorded at: Shock City Studios, St. Louis, MO
Video credits:
Directed by: Chris Benson
Cinematography: Chris Benson
Edited by: Gabriel Reed and Chris Benson
Produced by: Carlyn Graumenz, Chris Benson (Lamplight Films) and Chris Loesch for Shock City Producitons
Cameras and Lights: Heroic Age
 

Friday, December 7, 2012

The Plus Side Of Aging

What Every Old Person Should Do
Another winner from Planck's Constant

As we get older we sometimes begin to doubt our ability to "make a difference" in the world. It is at these times that our hopes are boosted by the remarkable achievements of other "seniors" who have found the courage to take on challenges that would make many of us wither. 
Ted Hornsby is just such a person. Read his story below ... it will surely bring tears to your eyes.

QUOTE FROM Ted:
"I'm often asked, 'What do you old folks do now that you're retired?' Well, I'm fortunate to have a chemical engineering background, and one of the things I enjoy most in life is converting beer, wine and good whiskey into urine. When my bladder is full, I go out in the back yard and piss on a photo of Obama. I do this at least once every day and I really enjoy it."
Ted is an inspiration to all.
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"Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be." Robert Browning (1812-1889)
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The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the presidency. It will be easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to an electorate willing to have such a man for their president.
The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails us. Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The republic can survive a Barack Obama. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president.” ~ Author Unknown

Monday, December 3, 2012

No sympathy for Bush 41

Americans should have no sympathy for George H. W. Bush the 41st President of the United States.  In an earlier comparison (actually, it was a few years ago) about Bush and Bill Clinton I stated, "George H. W. Bush was once a patriot while Clinton never was!"  Clearly, the former president was a patriot by putting his life on the line during his military service to his country during World War II.  By the same token, Clinton was a draft dodger who did everything he could to avoid messing up his hair-do by the ravages of war (in his case, the Vietnam war).  Whatever it was that twisted the mindset of Bush to turn away from his country can be debated elsewhere but we do know there is a commonality between Bush and Clinton and that is Yale University...the brainwashing capital of academia.
So now that the so-called statesman is getting older and subject to various illnesses are we suppose to have sympathy for a guy that wants to turn over our country to the most corrupt organization ever devised by man; the United Nations.  Here's the headline over at FOX News:
George H.W. Bush stable after weekend hospitalization
HOUSTON – Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush is starting the week in a Houston hospital where he's spent several days for treatment of a lingering cough related to bronchitis. George Kovacik with Methodist Hospital says the 88-year-old Bush remains in stable condition at the facility Monday. Aides earlier said the 41st president would likely be discharged over the weekend. Bush has been in and out of the hospital for treatment of the cough.  Bush also suffers from a form of Parkinson's disease that forces him to use a wheelchair or motorized scooter.  The ex-president and his wife, Barbara, split their time between homes in Houston and Kennebunkport, Maine.

Now here's the traitor arrogantly stating that "we will"* someday become citizens of the UN.
Yes, Bush was once a patriot...but not after this...(see video below)
video
 
*The arrogant traitor's actual quote, "When we are successful, and we will be, we have a real chance at this new world order, an order in which a credible United Nations can use its peacekeeping role to fulfill the promise and vision of the U.N.’s founders."  Note: The bold and underlined text, and we will be,  emphasizes Bush's inflexion and meaning.  Nothing in this speech is patriotic in the sense of our Founding Fathers but rather an embellishment of anti-American rhetoric designed to appease and yet fool the American people into thinking that the United Nations is a better alternative than a United States.  Bush, as most of you should know, is a member of the politic elite planning America's demise in favor of one world government...
The UN Is NOT Your Friend
by William Norman Grigg

Behind the mask of peace, brotherhood, and universal understanding, the United Nations promotes terror and tyranny in order to achieve its real objective: world government.

Few if any Americans gave thought to the fact that the September 11th attack upon our nation occurred on the date designated by the United Nations as the "International Day of Peace." Those who were aware of this tragic coincidence were probably inspired to reflect bitterly upon the uselessness of the UN as a means of achieving the peace that all decent people seek.

But behind this obvious irony lies a very telling illustration of the true nature of the United Nations. Just days prior to the terrorist attack, UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan was in Durban, South Africa, to attend a world conference on racism. That event drew delegates and radical activists from around the world who were united by their hatred of the United States of America. Also prominent were terrorists such as Yasser Arafat, anti-American tyrants like Cuba’s Communist ruler Fidel Castro, and representatives of other Communist and Arab despotisms who joined in the orgy of America-bashing.

The conference was hosted by South African President Thabo Mbeki, a former leader of the African National Congress (ANC), a Communist-dominated terrorist group. During the 1980s, Mbeki’s ANC comrades perfected a terrorist tactic known as "necklacing," a particularly gruesome method of executing anti-Communist blacks. ANC thugs would bind a victim’s hands behind his back with barbed wire, force him to drink gasoline, and then place gasoline-soaked tires around his neck and feet. The tires would then be set on fire, causing the victim to die a protracted, torturous death as the melting rubber slowly ate into his flesh. The victim’s agony was compounded as his killers would mock and taunt him.

Thousands of innocent black South Africans died in this fashion at the hands of Mbeki’s ANC comrades. Since coming to power, the ANC has all but destroyed South Africa, turning that once-prosperous nation into a land blighted by rampant crime, racial violence, and official corruption. Productive South Africans of all ethnic backgrounds have fled their homeland or retreated into "gated communities" to protect their families and property. Yet Annan referred to ANC-dominated South Africa as "a beacon of enlightenment and hope, not only for a troubled continent, but for the entire world." He even offered a bouquet to Mbeki’s terrorist associates: "We salute the heroic movement that you represent."

During an April 2000 summit in Havana, Annan offered similarly glowing praise for Fidel Castro’s Communist Cuba. The secretary-general expressed gratitude "for the chance to visit Cuba again...." Praising the Castro regime’s supposed accomplishments in education, health, and welfare, Annan declared that Castro’s regime has "set an example we can all learn from." Annan, with his glowing praise, failed to acknowledge Castro’s use of state-sponsored terror against Cuban civilians to deter, through fear, the possibility of political opposition. The simple fact that Cuban refugees risk their lives in attempts to flee Cuba for America is testimony to the oppressive reality of Castro’s "worker’s paradise."

Clearly, Annan is very comfortable in the company of terrorists, both subversives who have seized power through terror, and tyrants who rule through terror. But this is to be expected, since UN Headquarters in New York City would more accurately be called "Terror Central."

Long Island State University Professor of Criminology Harvey Kushner, a noted terrorism analyst, points out that in much the same way that Afghanistan’s Taliban regime shelters international terrorist chieftain Osama bin Laden, the UN Headquarters offers a useful staging base for terrorists of all varieties. "The UN provides cover almost the same way the Taliban does," comments Kushner. "It serves as the laboratory, the linchpin for legitimizing incendiary rhetoric" against the West in general and America in particular.

Recalling that during the September 11th attacks one television commentator reported with relief that the UN Headquarters building had not been hit, Canadian commentator Mark Steyn responded: "Well, there’s a surprise! Why would the guys who took out the World Trade Center and the Pentagon want to target the UN? The UN is dominated by their apologists, and in some cases the friends of the friends of the fellows who did this...."

Once again, just days before terrorists attacked our nation, Annan was communing with our nation’s enemies. Ten days later, though, he struck a remarkably different pose in a column in the New York Times. "The terrorists who attacked the United States on September 11 aimed at one nation but wounded an entire world," he wrote. "Rarely, if ever, has the world been as united as it was on that terrible day." Annan’s abrupt change in tone was inspired by his transparent desire to capitalize on the injury done to our country by channeling public demands for justice into a UN-led crusade against terrorism.

"The international community is defined not only by what it is for, but by what it is against," declared Annan. "The United Nations must have the courage to recognize that just as there are common aims, there are common enemies. To defeat them, all nations must join forces.... The United Nations is uniquely positioned to advance this effort. It provides the forum necessary for building a universal coalition and can ensure global legitimacy for the long-term response to terrorism."

The UN long ago defined itself as an ally of terrorism and an enemy of the American way of life. But that will not prevent Annan and other advocates of world government from seeking to exploit public fear and outrage over global terrorism in their effort to create global tyranny - a UN-dominated new world order.

New World Order Vision

The phrase "new world order" came to the attention of most Americans on an earlier September 11th - to be precise, September 11, 1990, during an address by the first President George Bush to a joint session of Congress regarding Saddam Hussein’s invasion of Kuwait. In that speech, after briefly describing four aims of an envisioned war against Iraq, the president made the following infamous statement: "Out of these troubled times, our fifth objective - a new world order - can emerge.... We are now in sight of a United Nations that performs as envisioned by its founders."

President Bush (the elder) reiterated the same objective in a nationwide television address on January 16, 1991: "When we are successful, and we will be, we have a real chance at this new world order, an order in which a credible United Nations can use its peacekeeping role to fulfill the promise and vision of the U.N.’s founders."

It should be understood that the UN’s founders were not decent, principled men like those who won our national independence and created our constitutional republic. The architects of the UN were men who advocated "peace" through world tyranny. They included State Department official Alger Hiss, who served as secretary-general of the UN’s 1945 founding conference in San Francisco. Hiss also collaborated with Soviet official V.M. Molotov in the 1944 Dumbarton Oaks conference, during which the UN Charter was drafted. The Hiss-Molotov team was a match made somewhere other than in heaven, since Hiss himself was a Soviet agent and a traitor to this country.

The UN founders reverently invoked by President Bush included 15 other American officials in the State and Treasury Departments who were later identified as Soviet agents. Their paymaster, Soviet tyrant Josef Stalin, endorsed the UN shortly after its founding as "a serious instrument for preservation of peace and international security."

The UN is indeed a testament to the "vision" that inspired such wretched men - and this fact should be seen as an indictment of the organization, rather than an endorsement. The UN’s founders included many figures from a New York-based private organization called the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), which in the words of the late Washington Post ombudsman Richard Hardwood is "the nearest thing we have to a ruling establishment in the United States." The CFR, which has dominated the Executive Branch of our federal government for decades, was created by globalists following the Senate’s rejection of the League of Nations Covenant following World War I. In 1939, two years before Pearl Harbor thrust America into World War II, the CFR began laying the groundwork for the UN, which, like the League of Nations, was intended to be a framework for world government.

Knowing the background of the United Nations is essential to understanding the true threat the organization represents. While the UN is a haven for foreign thugs, tyrants, and terrorists, it is inaccurate to look upon the organization as a foreign entity seeking to invade and conquer the United States. Instead, the UN should be viewed as a vehicle through which corrupt, power-seeking elites in this country and elsewhere intend to acquire power over the entire world. The CFR is the most visible part of this international Power Elite, and by studying the published materials and public actions of the CFR we can understand the tactics that are being used to undermine our national sovereignty.

In the April 1974 issue of the CFR journal Foreign Affairs, diplomat and academic Richard Gardner pointed out that while "instant world government" may be impossible to achieve, it would be possible to build "‘the house of world order’ … from the bottom up rather than the top down." According to Gardner, "an end run around national sovereignty, eroding it piece by piece, will accomplish much more than the old-fashioned frontal assault."

In the decades since Gardner published his essay, our nation’s leaders have followed his prescription by entangling us in an ever-growing web of international treaties, conventions, and organizations. At the same time, the UN has extended its reach to include such issues as environmental protection, education, child welfare, law enforcement, national and civilian disarmament, even religion. And beginning in the early 1990s, U.S. involvement in UN "peacekeeping" missions has radically expanded, with thousands of American servicemen currently deployed under UN authority in Korea, the Balkans, and elsewhere.

Shocking Us into World Government

The method described by Gardner is sometimes called "patient gradualism." By slowly sapping our country’s sovereignty, globalists can achieve the objective of empowering the UN to act as a world government without attracting a great deal of public opposition. But there is an alternative approach: Using sudden crises, such as wars, disasters, terrorism, or similar threats, to scare the public into accepting a new world order.

In 1962, CFR member Professor Lincoln P. Bloomfield of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology published a report entitled A World Effectively Controlled by the United Nations. This document, which was commissioned and paid for by the U.S. State Department, outlines a global political system in which the UN has the means to impose its will upon the entire world. While the report acknowledges that creation of such a new world order may take decades or more to build, it also points out that there is "an alternative road" that could bring about results much more quickly

The alternative approach to world government "relies on a grave crisis or war to bring about a sudden transformation in national attitudes sufficient for the purpose," wrote Bloomfield. "According to this version, the order we examine may be brought into existence as a result of a series of sudden, nasty, and traumatic shocks."

America has never undergone a shock as sudden, nasty, or traumatic as the attack of September 11th - and the CFR, like UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, quickly moved to capitalize upon the atrocity. Three days after the attack, the Washington Program for the Council on Foreign Relations convened a meeting in Washington organized around the U.S. Commission on National Security in the 21st Century. The Commission, which was a joint creation of former President Bill Clinton (CFR) and House Speaker Newt Gingrich (CFR), was co-chaired by former senators Gary Hart (CFR) and Warren Rudman (CFR). Given the commission’s origins it should come as no surprise that it insisted that the terrorist attack on our nation is an illustration of the need for a "new world order."

"There is a chance for the President of the United States to use this disaster to carry out what his father - a phrase his father used I think only once, and it hasn’t been used since - and that is a new world order," declared Hart. In fact, the phrase, which has been used by globalists for decades to describe a UN-dominated world government, was used on numerous occasions by the first President Bush (see page 10).

In an editorial published the day after the terrorist attacks, Beijing’s government-line China Daily newspaper indicated that the Communist Chinese regime is on the same page as the CFR. The attack upon America, declared the editorial, "makes it more urgent that the international community move to wage all-out war on terrorism by, in the final analysis, establishing a new world order that can ensure lasting peace." And indeed, one topic discussed during the CFR’s post-attack forum in Washington was for closer cooperation with "some of these countries we have … held at arm’s length," including Russia, Communist China, Syria, and other regimes that sponsor anti-American terrorism.

Many other prominent figures have insisted that the United States must surrender its sovereignty to the United Nations in order to protect its citizens from terrorism. Writing in the September 24th New York Times, Robert Wright, a visiting scholar at the University of Pennsylvania, declared that only by abandoning our national independence can we prevent a terrorist attack involving biological or nuclear weapons. According to Wright, "the extreme devotion of … conservatives to national sovereignty" has thwarted UN efforts to control the spread of weapons of mass destruction, since those efforts require "giving the world more control over your own behavior."

"Clinging to American sovereignty at all costs isn’t just wrong. It’s impossible," contends Wright. "If governments don’t respond with new forms of international organization, civilization as we’ve come to know it could truly be over. So the question isn’t whether to surrender national sovereignty. The question is how - carefully or systematically, or chaotically and catastrophically?"

Cora Weiss (CFR), head of the UN-connected Hague Appeal for Peace, also maintains that the terrorist strike must result in new efforts to empower the UN. "We urge the United States to support the international criminal court, to respect and work with and through the United Nations, especially the anti-terrorism conventions which we have so far refused to join," stated Weiss. And Lawrence J. Korb, director of studies at the CFR, urged that, in the wake of the attack, the United States "work cooperatively, not unilaterally, on areas like global warming, arms control, and the international criminal court."

This is just a small sample of the calls for UN leadership in the fight against terrorism - and the pressure campaign appears to be paying off. According to a September 22nd Associated Press report, an opinion poll taken after the September 11th terrorist attack found that "nine of 10 Americans want the United Nations to play a major role in pulling countries together to fight against terrorism...."

From Terror to Tyranny

From the globalists’ perspective, a UN-administered world government offers America’s only hope for peace and security. As we’ve seen, turning to the UN for help in battling terrorism makes about as much sense as enlisting the Mafia to fight organized crime. But there is another important question to consider: What kind of people would seek the power to control the world?

In his September 20th address to the nation, President Bush assailed Al Qaeda, Osama bin Laden’s international terror network, as a global menace: "[I]ts goal is remaking the world - and imposing its radical beliefs on people everywhere." While the Power Elite behind the UN does not necessarily share bin Laden’s vision of a new world, it unmistakably seeks to remake the world through force - in this case, a world government that would be free of the checks and balances written into our constitutional system.

The fundamental principle of our constitutional system is that individual rights come from God. To protect those rights, governments are given specific and limited powers that are exercised by officials who are accountable to the governed. To create such a political system, our Founding Fathers recognized the need to withdraw from a globe-spanning empire. They later wrote a Constitution that specifically enumerated the powers of government, and by listing those powers the Framers limited them.

Under the UN’s concept of government, it is individual "rights," rather than government powers, that are enumerated. This means that those "rights" are actually government-granted privileges that can be revoked at any time. In Article 29 of the UN’s "Universal Declaration of Human Rights" we read that none of the "rights" supposedly granted therein can be used in a fashion "contrary to the purposes and principles of the United Nations." Under the UN’s formula, the powers of government are completely unaccountable and can be expanded at whim - and individual "rights" are just as easily dispensed with.

The UN’s founding documents offer a formula for total government on a planetary scale which, if implemented, would lead to what Professor R.J. Rummel of the University of Hawaii, calls "democide" - systematic mass-murder by governments. In his study Death by Government, Rummel documented that during the 20th century nearly 170,000,000 people were murdered by their own governments. Governments exist to protect their subjects from the violence of the lawless. Nevertheless, observes Rummel, the uncomfortable truth about governments is "that some of them murder millions in cold blood. This is where absolute power reigns."

Absolute power is the objective of every criminal, terrorist, or tyrant - and it is the goal of the globalists behind the UN. If they obtain what they seek, the result would be a reign of terror beyond our imagination. This message must be sent loud and clear to all who cherish human freedom: The UN is not your friend.

 

Beat the rush...Obama special coming shortly

Photo courtesy of Dees Illustrations Artwork

Sunday, December 2, 2012

The DOJ...just another day at the office

Update November 11, 2014: As of this date still only 5,219 views...an increase of 731.  Repeat the "...but nobody cares." line here.
This kind of news will not deter Obama and Company from continuing on their path of destruction.  The American people are too blind to see the writing on the wall.  Starting with members of Congress all the way down to the ignoramus who lives up the hill across the way...that middle aged lady who proudly displays the Obama bumper sticker.  I get these news tips every day from a multitude of sources with each declaring some sort of impropriety or mischievous conduct.  Nothing is ever done about it...the Constitution continues to be shredded as if it no longer existed...America is no longer sustainable and the people look the other way... This guy, Tony West, will not go away just because somebody put up this YouTube video.  When I transferred the video here there was only 4,488 views.  If enough people were concerned about Obama's shenanigans there should have been over fifty million views...but nobody cares.  So this is just another blip in the scheme of things...Obama and Company are controlling the masses ('cept me and the one other person that may be reading this) and guys like Tony West will continue to exist to see the transformation of what was once considered the best place on earth to some hell hole celebrating diversity. ~ Norman E. Hooben

Good Cop, Bad Cop

Updated Dec 5, 2012 see below

In the first video the Sheriff did exactly what any good American law enforcement officer should do.  The officer did exactly what he is paid to do...protect the rights of the individual citizens.   The second video depicts an officer who decides to make the law into whatever he decides it should be.   There is no law against the filming of police officers  doing their job...especially if they're on YOUR property.   The unlawful arrest should demand the severest of punishments to the arresting officer and in my own humble opinion the guy should be fired and serve, at the minimum, ten years at hard labor.  A little harsh you say, not hardly...people have been killed for doing exactly what this officer has done.  To the best of my knowledge America has not yet turned into a police state but you couldn't tell if you watched the second video.

 

 
Update...
The 1st and 7th circuit decisions mean that it is now technically legal to record on-duty police officers in every state in the country.  Read full story here
 Also here: Supreme Court rejects Illinois plea to block recording of police
United States Supreme Court
The United State Supreme Court has rejected a plea made by an Illinois prosecutor to allow enforcement of the state's anti-eavesdropping law when citizens video record police in the course of their duties.
Reaffirming a lower court ruling, the Court on Monday stated the anti-eavesdropping law violates the guarantee of freedom of speech when used against citizens who videotape law enforcement officers engaged in their duties in public places...full story here