Friday, November 21, 2008

Ukiah Chapel on Sunday Morning

Newt Gingrich Warns of ‘Gay Fascism’

Newt Gingrich Warns of ‘Gay Fascism’
Tuesday, November 18, 2008 12:21 PM
By: Jim Meyers

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich warns that a “gay and secular fascism” in the U.S. is prepared to use violence to impose its will on the rest of the country.

Appearing on Fox News’ “The O’Reilly Factor” on Nov. 14, Gingrich and host Bill O’Reilly discussed the recently passed California ballot initiative, Proposition 8, amending the state constitution to ban same-sex marriage.

O’Reilly cited the protests by gay activists that broke out after the vote and troubling incidents associated with them, including a woman who had a cross knocked out of her hand and a Michigan church invaded by gay activists.

Gingrich responded: “I think there is a gay and secular fascism in this country that wants to impose its will on the rest of us, is prepared to use violence, to use harassment. I think it is prepared to use the government if it can get control of it. I think that it is a very dangerous threat to anybody who believes in traditional religion. And I think if you believe in historic Christianity, you have to confront the fact.”

He went on: “For that matter, if you believe in the historic version of Islam or the historic version of Judaism, you have to confront the reality that these secular extremists are determined to impose on you acceptance of a series of values that are antithetical, they're the opposite of what you're taught in Sunday school.”

The Georgia Republican, who left the House in January 1999, added: “I think when the left, when the radicals lost the vote in California, they are determined to impose their will on this country no matter what the popular opinion, no matter what the law of the land. You've watched them, for example, in Massachusetts, basically drive the Catholic Church out of running adoption services, drive Catholic hospitals out of offering any services, because [the radicals] impose secular rules that are fundamentally … sinful from the standpoint” of the church.”

Among the most prominent targets of gay outrage is the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which opponents say donated more than $20 million to the Yes on 8 campaign. It has been already become a focus of protests, with demonstrators gathered around Mormon temples not only in California but across the country.

African Americans, 70 percent of whom voted yes on Prop. 8, according to exit polls, have also become targets, according to Time Magazine’s Web site. Eyewitness reports published on the Internet indicate that racial epithets have been used against African Americans at protests in California - with some even directed at blacks who are fighting to repeal Prop. 8.

Gay rights activists also have begun publishing lists online exposing individuals and organizations that have donated money in support of Prop. 8, according to Time.

On, individuals who gave money toward Prop. 8 are publicized, and readers are urged not to patronize their businesses or services. The list of donors was culled from data on, which follows all contributions of $1,000 and more and all contributions of more than $100 given before Oct. 17.

“Dentists,accountants, veterinarians and the like who gave a few thousand dollars to the cause are listed alongside major donors like the Container Supply Company Inc. of Garden Grove, which gave $250,000,” Time reported.

Gingrich had released a video urging Californians to vote for Proposition 8, which overrode a recent California Supreme Court decision that had recognized same-sex marriage in the state.

The Proposition passed by a vote of 52.2 percent to 47.8 percent.

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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

More of the Same - Wizard of Id

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Little Red Hen


Once upon a time, on a farm in North Carolina, there was a little red hen who scratched about the barnyard until she uncovered quite a few grains of wheat. She called all of her neighbors together and said, "If we plant this wheat, we shall have bread to eat. Who will help me plant it?"

"Not I," said the cow.
"Not I," said the duck.
"Not I," said the pig.
"Not I," said the goose.

"Then I will do it by myself," said the little red hen, and so she did.

The wheat grew very tall and ripened into golden grain.

"Who will help me reap my wheat?" asked the little red hen.

"Not I," said the duck.
"Out of my classification," said the pig.
"I'd lose my seniority," said the cow.
"I'd lose my unemployment compensation," said the goose.

"Then I will do it by myself," said the little red hen, and so she did.

At last it came time to bake the bread. "Who will help me bake the bread?" asked the little red hen.

"That would be overtime for me," said the cow.
"I'd lose my welfare benefits," said the duck.
"I'm a dropout and never learned how," said the pig.
"If I'm to be the only helper, that's discrimination," said the goose.

"Then I will do it by myself," said the little red hen. She baked five loaves and held them up for all of her neighbors to see. They wanted some and, in fact, demanded a share. But the little red hen said, "No, I shall eat all five loaves."

"Excess profits!" cried the cow. (Nancy Pelosi)
"Capitalist leech!" screamed the duck. (Barbara Boxer)
"I demand equal rights!" yelled the goose. (Jesse Jackson)
The pig just grunted in disdain. (Ted Kennedy)
And they all painted "Unfair!" picket signs and marched around and around the little red hen shouting obscenities.

Then the farmer (Obama) came. He said to the little red hen, "You must not be so greedy."

"But I worked hard and earned the bread," said the little red hen.

"Exactly," said Barack the farmer. "That is what makes our free enterprise system so wonderful. Anyone in the barnyard can earn as much as he wants. But under our modern government regulations, the productive workers must divide the fruits of their labor with those who are lazy and idle."

And they all lived happily ever after, including the little red hen, who smiled and clucked, "I am grateful for now I truly understand." But her neighbors became quite disappointed in her. She never again baked bread because she joined the 'party' and got her bread free. And all the Democrats smiled. 'Fairness' had been established. Individual initiative had died, but nobody noticed; perhaps no one cared... so long as there was free bread that 'the rich' were paying for.


Bill Clinton is getting $12 million for his memoirs. Hillary got $8 million for hers. That's $20 million for the memories from two people, who for eight years, repeatedly testified, under oath, that they couldn't remember anything.


Source: Email from Grace Jones

Thursday, November 6, 2008

A Beautiful Day

It was a beautiful day in Ukiah for Cheryl and Jim’s Open House on Saturday October 25th. The temperature was 88°; it was our last very warm weekend. It was wonderful to have Cheryl and Jim here along with Jim’s parents, his brother Joe and his wife Tiffany, Bonnie, Greg, Jacob, Austin, and William and Skyler and our beloved Ukiah friends. Bonnie in her blog gave a good description of the Open House. The Open House was held at the lovely home of the Morgensens. Their new patio was perfect for people to comfortably sit outside at tables. Sharon prepared the delicious food: shrimp nachos, veggies with dip, strawberries Romanoff, fruit salad, phyllo with sausage, meatballs, ham, turkey, and tri-tip, Greek Easter bread, wedding punch, and black bottom cupcakes. Leanne, Barbara, and Nina helped Sharon with the food on the day of the Open House. Marjorie Fowler earlier went to Santa Rosa with me to buy flowers and created the table centerpieces. Bonnie arranged the flowers on the cake; it was a double layer full-size pumpkin spice sheet cake from Schat’s.

When I woke up Monday morning, it seemed bleak. After all the excitement, everyone was gone. The family had arrived Friday night and was gone by Sunday. I would love to have everyone in the family live closer to us. We're looking forward to flying to Texas two weeks from Monday so we can be with Suzanne’s family for Thanksgiving and Breanne’s baptism.

On another beautiful day during the week following the open house, I thought what more can we want in life than a beautiful day. Then I thought I would add people we love and who love us. Further I’d add something to believe in and something to do. Then it dawned on me that my list is the same as what President Hinckley said new converts need: a friend, a responsibility, and nurturing with “the good word of God.” His list was only lacking a beautiful day compared to my list. A beautiful day is a gift from God which we perhaps appreciate more because we don’t have one all the time.