"I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, and stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong."-- A. Lincoln
Guess what ISIS extremists have claimed and the Obama administration has admitted- and the mainstream media is keeping mum about?
It seems that less than 50 miles from Baghdad was a chemical weapons factory used by Saddam to manufacture sarin, mustard gas, and nerve agent VX, manufactured to prosecute the war against Iran in the 1980. The Iraq Study Group claimed that the weapons stored there were effectively destroyed, but contradicted that conclusion in the same report. Another report also contradicts it:
Although the damaged Bunker 13 at Muthanna contained thousands of sarin-filled rockets, the presence of leaking munitions and unstable propellant and explosive charges made it too hazardous for UNSCOM inspectors to enter. Because the rockets could not be recovered safely, Iraq declared the munitions in Bunker 13 as ‘destroyed in the Gulf War’ and they were not included in the inventory of chemical weapons eliminated under UNSCOM supervision.
Fascinating, but predictable. Reformed works-righteousness finally has no place for the notion that our assurance of salvation is to be found in Christ and His faithfulness, rather than in ourselves and our own. Pr. Tchividjan should consider this a feather in his cap. It's certainly a star in his crown!
As someone once said, anybody who preaches the pure Gospel will inevitably be accused of antinomianism by those who aren't listening- and whose eyes are on their own spiritual navels, rather than on Christ and Him crucified.
And after centuries of Reformed theology trying to masquerade as Lutheran (the &qu…
Ernst got clear majority in a race in which experts had predicted that the state convention- dominated by party activists who tend in Iowa to be... well, a little ripe.... would have to choose the candidate. State law requires that a primary winner receive at least 35% of the vote in order to be chosen as the party's nominee without recourse to the state convention.
Socially conservative radio commentator Sam Clovis finished a distant second. Surprisingly, well-funded businessman Mark Jacobs, who led in early polling, finished third. Other than Ernst, only Jacobs had a statewide TV ad campaign.
Ernst will be an underdog to Democratic Congressman Bruce Bral…
As a newly-minted Independent, it seems strange not to be voting. We have spirited Republican primaries for both the U.S. Senate and in my congressional district. But I have no strong feelings either for or against any of the candidates, and I simply refuse to choose between my social conscience on one hand and my religious and moral beliefs on the other.
I'll let the social Darwinists and the ethical anarchists sort things out in their own primaries, and make my choice in November.
I had a bad feeling when L.A. tied last night's game midway through the third period. In a series in which both teams at times seemed almost to score at will, the law of averages said that it might well be the Kings' turn to put the biscuit in the basket if it went to sudden death.
And so, alas, it was. The Blackhawk dynasty has been delayed for another twelve months or so. C'est la vie, as they'd say in Montreal.
There is no question that having handled LA last year in the playoffs and had such success against them this year during the regular season caused the Hawks and their fans to sell them short. That won't happen again. And it was probably good for the Hawks to realize that there was another team in the hunt for Lord Stanley's mug that also had heart, and could be counted on t…