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My first guest is Amy Judd
, a mother of three, who participated in an "Impeach Obama" protest at Highway 121 and Ohio Street near Plano and Frisco, Texas this past Tuesday during rush hour between 4:30 and 6:00 p.m. Dozens of rallies have been held across Texas.
Look at their 12 reasons for supporting his impeachment
Check out the Facebook page for Overpasses for Obama Impeachment in Texas
I will discuss the need for parents to limit the television viewing of their children and stop buying iPhones for their pre-teens and teens which are becoming a major distraction and an impediment to raising readers. I will reference the powerful Washington Times column by Dr. Ben Carson
as the basis for my remarks.
In fact, my father, Mike McManus, just wrote about this topic for a column
in which he interviewed my youngest brother Tim and myself.BEN CARSON: SUCCESS FOR THE DUMBEST KID
My mother, unfortunately, only had an opportunity to obtain a third-grade education prior to her marriage at age 13 and her move to Detroit with my father. A divorce ensued when she discovered that he was a bigamist, and she was faced with the task of raising two young sons on her own.
She worked as a domestic, sometimes cleaning two or three houses per day, but she was very observant and noticed that the owners of the homes she cleaned were very well educated. She made a correlation between education and financial success and began to crave education for herself and for her two sons. She made us turn off the television and read books and submit to her written book reports - which she couldn't read, but we didn't know that. I was rather disgruntled about these assignments, but we had to do it, so there was no point arguing.
Interestingly enough, after a while, I began to enjoy reading because I learned things that no one else knew. This was especially satisfying because previously, I had been known as the dumbest kid in the class. Within the space of a year and a half, I went from the bottom of the class to the top - much to the amazement of classmates and teachers alike.read Carson column10:00 a.m.:
Christian filmmaker Ray Comfort
joins me to respond to the call by the American Atheists to release unedited footage of his film, "Evolution vs. God," in which the scientists are unable to offer any observable scientific evidence for Darwinian evolution.
Comfort said, "They are worried, and they've got a right to be. 'Evolution vs. God' shows that there's no evidence for Darwinian evolution -- that it rests on nothing but blind faith. So they are hoping to find some 'silver bullet' in what wasn't used that will discredit the movie. They know that millions are going to end up seeing evolutionary scientists from USC and UCLA gasping like fish out of water, as they try to think of scientific evidence for Darwinian evolution."
|Evolution Vs. God Trailer (Time: 1:15)|
In the first 40 hours more than 61,000 people viewed the movie on YouTube and more than 5,000 have left comments, many of them scathing.read story
Watch the entire 38-minute documentary below.
|Evolution Vs. God, the documentary. (Time: 38:27)|
I will discuss the outrage of the pampered, good life of the Fort Hood Terrorist.
Nearly four years after Islamist Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan shouted "Allahu akbar!" ("Allah is greater!") and brutally murdered 14 people (including an unborn baby) and injured 30 others at Fort Hood, Texas, he now receives free helicopter rides from the local jail nearly every day, lives in a private room built to accommodate his medical needs, wears a beard against Army regulations, travels with his own security detail, has received numerous trial delays and collects a full salary of about $80,000 a year - all while many of his victims say they've been forgotten.
According to KXAS-TV, the NBC News affiliate in Dallas, the Army psychiatrist has been paid more than $278,000 since the Nov. 5, 2009, shooting because the military has said it cannot suspend his pay without a conviction.
Hasan, 42, is facing 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder as his trial begins Tuesday. The New York Times reported the Army has spent more than $5 million on Hasan's case and secured the courthouse with massive sand-packed barriers to protect him from explosions.Read story10:45 a.m.: Billy Graham
released a letter last summer titled "My Heart Aches for America." He wondered what his late wife, Ruth, would think of a nation in which "self-centered indulgence, pride and a lack of shame over sin are now emblems of the American lifestyle."
I will discuss how Graham compared America to the ancient city of Nineveh, the lone superpower of its time. When the prophet Jonah finally traveled to Nineveh and proclaimed God's warning, the people repented and escaped judgment.
"I think it's an apt description," Greg Laurie said. "I think in many ways America is like Nineveh. The wickedness of Nineveh was so great that God effectively said it was recognized up in heaven - 'the sin of Nineveh has come before me' - and I believe America is at such a state."
Laurie said Graham "is a prophetic voice, and to me it's like Isaiah or Jeremiah standing up and telling our nation what we need to do."read story
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Other stories in the news:STATE DEPT.'S 'FAITH-BASED' ADVISOR: 'I AM GLAD AMERICAN CIVIL RELIGION IS DYING'
Secretary of State John Kerry announced Wednesday the formation of the Office of Faith-Based Community Initiatives, which will be headed by Shaun Casey, a former religion advisor to President Barack Obama's 2008 campaign and a liberal professor who last year touted the end of 'civil religion' in the United States.
"I, frankly, am glad American civil religion is dying," Casey said at a discussion last year at the Center for American Progress focused on "God and Politics" in the last presidential election.read storyHOMOSEXUAL SPOUSES MAY GET MILITARY BENEFITS
Same-sex spouses of military members could get health care, housing and other benefits by the end of August under a proposal being considered by the Pentagon. But earlier plans to provide benefits to gay partners who are not married may be reversed.
A draft Defense Department memo obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press says the department instead may provide up to 10 days of leave to military personnel in same-sex relationships so they can travel to states where they can marry legally.read storyCONGRESSMAN COMPARES SNOWDEN TO MLK, GANDHI
Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), who was beaten while marching for voting rights on the Edmund Pettus Bridge on "Bloody Sunday" in 1965, compared National Security Agency (NSA) leaker Edward Snowden to Gandhi and Martin Luther King.
In an interview with the UK Guardian that was published on Wednesday, Lewis said Snowden was following in the footsteps of others who engaged in non-violent civil disobedience. read storyEX-BORDER PATROL AGENTS WARN: POLITICIANS HELPING CARTELS IN U.S.
In an open letter to the public in late July, several retired Border Patrol agents wrote on behalf of the National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers to warn that Mexican drug cartels are actively operating inside the United States spending millions every year to try to build their networks here. They argued that American politicians are protecting their activities as well.
"Transnational criminal enterprises have annually invested millions of dollars to create and staff international drug and human smuggling networks inside the United States; thus it is no surprise that they continue to accelerate their efforts to get trusted representatives in place as a means to guarantee continued success," the Border Patrol agents wrote. read storyFACEBOOK FOUNDER'S NEW AD PUSHES FOR IMMIGRATION REFORM
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's immigration reform group announced a new ad Thursday, the same week Zuckerberg made a rare public speech on the topic.
The new ad is called "Serve" and features a young undocumented immigrant named Alejandro Morales, a former high school junior ROTC cadet who dreams of serving as a U.S. Marine but is unable to because of his status, having been brought to the United States illegally when he was seven months old.
"America is the only country I've ever known," Morales says in the ad, which features him standing at attention in front of the iconic Marine Corps Memorial featuring the flag-raising over Iwo Jima during World War II.
read storySCHUMER GIVES GREEN LIGHT TO HOUSE GOP IMMIGRATION PLAN
|Mark Zuckerbuerg's TV ad called "Serve"|
Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), a member of the Senate's Gang of Eight, told CNN on Wednesday that he thinks the House GOP's plan to approach immigration reform through piecemeal legislation is acceptable since the bills will simply be combined in conference.
"We would much prefer a big comprehensive bill but any way that the House can get there is okay by us," Schumer said. "I actually am optimistic that we will get this done. I've had a lot of discussions with members of both parties in the House. Things are moving in the right direction."read storyPAULA DEEN TURNED DOWN 'DANCING WITH THE STARS'
Former Food Network star Paula Deen turned down a chance to compete on "Dancing with the Stars" in Los Angeles, UsMagazine.com reported Wednesday.
"The dance floor is not the appropriate forum for her," a source close to Deen told the magazine.
The 66-year-old, Georgia-born chef admitted in a May deposition for a lawsuit she had used the N-word in the past. That comment, and her description of a so-called plantation-style wedding she would like to see, sparked a media firestorm that prompted the Food Network to fire her.read storySTAR, DIRECTOR OF 'ELYSIUM' DENY MOVIE HAS POLITICAL MOTIVE
The Hollywood Reporter calls it a "politically charged flight of speculative fiction."
Newsmax refers to it "sci-fi socialism" and "political propaganda."
Variety said its one of the "more openly socialist political agendas of any Hollywood movie in memory, beating the drum loudly not just for universal healthcare, but for open borders, unconditional amnesty and the abolition of class distinctions as well."
But the director of "Elysium," Neill Blomkamp, begs to differ, as does the film's star, Matt Damon.
Blomkamp, who rose to fame with the Oscar-nominated sci-fi hit "District 9" in 2009, said his highly-anticipated film has no agenda whatsoever, and claims he isn't a political filmmaker.
Set in the year 2154, "Elysium" imagines a world where two distinct classes remain. There is the overpopulated, crime-riddled, poverty-stricken slums of Earth, and then there are the excessively wealthy who reside on Elysium, a slick, mind-blowing man-made space station that comes complete with a cure for every illness, and humans and robots that stop at nothing to enforce anti-immigration laws and preserve the luxurious lifestyles of Elysium's lucky few.
And while anyone certainly can make a movie about whatever it is they want, some critics find it laughable that Blomkamp would deny his film has political themes.
"It's not just hypocritical to say this movie isn't political, it's hilarious. This is just the latest of several Hollywood movies this year to try and co-opt Occupy Wall Street plotlines into their films," Dan Gainor, VP of Business and Culture at the Media Research Center, said.
"Filmmakers wear their politics on their sleeves, but it helps their careers to push liberal agendas."
Read storyFOCUS ON THE FAMILY MOVIE REVIEW OF "ELYSIUM"
|ELYSIUM - Official Full Trailer - In Theaters 8/9|
Wouldn't it be nice to just get away from it all?
Well, in the late 21st century, several thousand rich people do just that. Fed up with the world's crime and poverty and pollution and death, these well-heeled folks say auf Wiedersehen to terra firma and hoof it up to a fancy new space station where they can play polo as much as they'd like. They call the satellite station Elysium, and it is still, in 2154, rather heavenly. The buildings are uniformly attractive, the parks sprawling and lush; robots seem to do most of the grunt work. Oh, and if someone should get sick up there? No worries. Everyone seems to own nifty little body scanners that can heal almost instantly.
But this health care system (despite floating way up in space) is far from universal. Folks on Earth still have to buy Band-Aids for their boo-boos-or get sick and die if a bandage or cast won't get the job done. Worse, the world looks like one big infection risk, with everyone living in overpopulated ghettos without a green space in sight.
Max used to imagine going up to Elysium. He even told his childhood friend, Frey, that he'd take her there someday. But it's hard to earn the kind of cash needed to gain entry to this fortified satellite of luxe-and the fact that Max's profession for a while was armed robbery, well, that kinda nailed the guy firmly to the planet below. It's not like anyone would ever let a man like him into Elysium.
Not that Max isn't trying to get his life back together. He now works at a local android manufacturing place and makes an honest semi-living. He just ran into Frey again, and she agrees to have coffee with him. So things are looking up. As much as they can down here, at any rate.
But then Max accidentally absorbs a lethal dose of radiation. He's got five days left to live, he's told-and he's not even given a day off to die properly. He decides he needs to get to Elysium and hop in one of its nifty healing trays. But how?
Only by returning to his life of crime.
An earthbound mastermind who goes by the name Spider has a little job for Max: Kidnap a visiting business tycoon, then download some info from the guy's brain. As soon as he does that eensy-weensy job, he'll be good to go. Sure, chances of success are slim. But since he'll be dead anyway in less than a week if he does nothing, it's not like his situation could get any worse.
Turns out, things can always get worse.Crude or Profane Language
Between 60 and 70 f-words. More than a dozen s-words. We see two obscene hand gestures. Add to that "a ," "b ch," "h ," "p y" and "p ed." Jesus' name is abused three or four times. God's is misused at least twice, and is once paired with "d n." Conclusion
Elysium was written and directed by Neill Blomkamp, the South African wunderkind who exploded onto the American movie scene with District 9 in 2009. His two movies have a similar feel: Both are sci-fi action romps with a surprising level of political purpose and emotional depth. Both deal, in their own ways, with the haves and have-nots-aliens, as it were, excluded from important aspects of society and civilization.
"Everybody wants to ask me lately about my prediction for the future, whether I think this is what will happen in 140 years," Blomkamp told Entertainment Weekly. "No, no, no. This isn't science fiction. This is today. This is now."
Politics aside, then, props are due for Blomkamp trying to turn Elysium into something more than merely another R-rated actioner, and the spiritual musings, if intended, are intriguing too.
But like District 9, this flick is simply overwhelmed by its graphic content and roughhewn language, its story pulled under by blood and gore, its messages nearly drowned by f-words.
One of those struggling-for-air messages in Elysium is that it'd behoove us all to be a little kinder to those around us, a little more thoughtful-particularly when it comes to the poor. When it comes to the poor people in the movie theater, though, Blomkamp shows little mercy.Read the full movie reviewGOVERNOR PERRY VS. OBAMA'S CABINET MEMBER KATHLEEN SEBELIUS
Gov. Rick Perry today issued the following statement on U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius' Obamacare tour in Texas:
"Today, Secretary Sebelius is back in Texas to again explain the increasingly-convoluted, and increasingly-delayed, implementation of the federal exchange system. With due respect, the secretary and our president are missing the point: It's not that Americans don't understand Obamacare, it's that we understand it all too well.
"In Texas, we've been fighting Obamacare from the beginning, refusing to expand a broken Medicaid system and declining to set up a state health insurance exchange. We took these steps to minimize the damage Obamacare will cause to our economy and state budget, although we're all too aware Obamacare will still cause our state immense budgetary challenges in the years ahead, just like it will to families and small businesses across our country."FOXNEWS SCHEDULE SHAKEUP: MEGYN IN AT 9 PM
FOXNEWS is set to make its first primetime schedule change in 10 years, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned.
Superstar newswoman Megyn Kelly has landed the 9 PM slot, top sources reveal.read storyCHUCK TODD: HILLARY CLINTON MINISERIES 'A TOTAL NIGHTMARE FOR NBC NEWS'
MSNBC host Chuck Todd admitted Thursday that a miniseries on Hillary Clinton slated to air on NBC has been a "nightmare" for the network's news division.
The miniseries, which will star Oscar nominee Diane Lane playing the role of the former first lady, has drawn increased scrutiny as of late after the Republican National Committee demanded that the network pull the production or risk losing the right to air GOP presidential debates in 2016. Despite the network's insistence that the miniseries is under the purview of the entertainment division, Todd, the political director of NBC News, expressed frustration.
The entire NBC family, Todd said, will be conflated with the program.
"This is why this miniseries is a total nightmare for NBC News because, you know, we know there's this giant firewall, we know we have nothing to do with it, we know that we'd love probably to be as critical or whatever it is going to be, if it comes out," Todd said." But there's nothing we can do about it."
"And we're going to only own the negative," he continued. "Whether it's negative because the Clinton people are upset that it's too tough on them, or negative because the Republicans think it's this glorification of her-no matter what, only we are going to own it, because people are going to see the peacock and they see NBC and they see NBC News and they think: 'Well, they can't be that separate.'"read storyPOLICE KILL HISPANIC FLORIDA TEEN WITH STUN GUN
Miami Beach police say an 18-year-old died after being shocked with a stun gun as he resisted arrest for spraying graffiti.
Chief Ray Martinez told the Miami Herald that officers spotted Israel Hernandez-Llach painting graffiti on an abandoned fast-food restaurant early Tuesday. Martinez said the teen ran, but was eventually cornered. He said Hernandez-Llach then ran at the officers and one shot him with a Taser in the chest. The teen went into medical duress and died at a hospital.read storyMORE DEMS THAN REPUBLICANS, 53% TO 27%, SAY AMERICAN DREAM IS DEAD
The dream is gone for Democrats, the American Dream that is.
In a new YouGov poll, 53 percent of Democrats say that the American dream is no longer achievable. By comparison, 55 percent of Republicans say the dream is still achievable. By the same percentage, 27 percent, Republicans think the dream is not achievable and Democrats do think it is.
But when combined in a single question about the American Dream, the poll finds that the dream is slipping away in the minds of most Americans.read story