Free Fire Zone 4

Written by Christianity and the Confusion on December 29th, 2006

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  1. Anonymous says:

    This post was moved from the question and answer page.

    by Suzanne on Thu 28 Dec 2006 08:29 AM PST | 
    Everybody have a Happy New Year. May the blessings of the LORD be abundent in your life all thru the next year.
  2. Anonymous says:

    So, after all of the chest beating about reigning in the “culture of corruption” in a Republican controlled Congress, how do the Dems handle corruption within their own ranks? They quietly forgive it and hope that nobody notices. You see, in the mind of the average leftist, it is only unforgivable corruption if it is committed by a Conservative Republican. If committed by a liberal Dem, then it is to be brushed over as quickly as possible.
    Take for example the current situation with John Conyers (D-MI). He stands accused of using his legal counsel as a tutor for his children and having his staff pick the children up from school and babysit them in the office, all of this without additional compensation from Conyers. Additionally, he allowed a former top aid who had been convicted of fraud to obtain a fake passport and flee to Ghana until the aid was recaptured and extradited back to the U.S. Also, Conyers had his staff work on the campaigns of friends and relaitves without taking leave (i.e. on official Congressional time) and Deanna Maher was instructed to live in the Conyers home for six weeks while Conyers' wife took law classes. Maher quit in May of 2006.
    According to the House Ethics Committee Website:

    Representative John Conyers had performed campaign activity on official time and in some instances using official resources, and that some staff members may have been compelled to do campaign work or personal work for Representative Conyers. The assertions in the reports, if true, could implicate a number of laws and House rules applicable to Members, including: House Rule 23, clause 1 (requiring the conduct of a Member or employee to reflect creditably on the House of representatives); House Rule 23, clause 8 (requiring that congressional staff perform official duties commensurate with compensation); 31 U.S.C. § 1301(a) and corresponding regulations of the Committee on House Administration (providing that official funds may be used only for the purposes appropriated); and 18 U.S.C § 606 (prohibiting adverse personnel action or intimidation to secure a “contribution of money or other valuable thing” including services, for a political purpose).

    The Press Statement goes on:

    In the course of providing information to the Committee, Representative Conyers acknowledged what he characterized as a “lack of clarity” in his communications with staff members regarding their official duties and responsibilities, and accepted responsibility for his actions. Representative Conyers also provided the Committee with documents indicating that he had begun taking steps to provide clearer guidance to staff regarding the requirement that campaign work and official work be separate.
    After reviewing the information gathered during the inquiry, and in light of Representative Conyers’ cooperation with the inquiry, we have concluded that this matter should be resolved through the issuance of this public statement and the agreement by Representative Conyers to take a number of additional, significant steps to ensure that his office complies with all rules and standards regarding campaign and personal work by congressional staff.

    You can access this comment on-line here:

    Statement of Chairman Doc Hastings and Ranking Minority Member Howard L. Berman Regarding Representative John Conyers
    Press Statement Regarding John Conyers
    U.S. House Of Representative
    December 29, 2006

    So, John Conyers is not going to be held accountable for his corruption? I guess this is what Nancy Pelosi meant when she said that this would be “the most honest, most open, and most ethical Congress in history.” Exactly as she is quoted here:

    Pelosi Announces New Majority Leadership Team
    Nancy Pelosi, House Democratic Leader
    November 16, 2006

    John Conyers notwithstanding, of course.

    In fact, you can access a more complete story about this on-line here:
    Rep. Conyers' Questionable Ethics
    Washington Times Editorial
    March 8, 2006
    And not just in the House, but the Senate is starting to light up with Dem corruption as well. Apart from what we already know about the corrupt dealings of Harry Reid (D-NV) we are beginning to learn small details of trouble brewing for Barack Obama (D-IL). According to Human Events Online:

    In between the “fluff and style” news items, there have been reports of Obama’s connections to Antoine “Tony” Rezko. Rezko, who was indicted in October 2006 for a multimillion dollar kick-back scheme, has been a longtime supporter of Obama. Rezko’s companies have donated large sums to Obama’s campaigns. Rezko also hosted a fundraiser for Obama. Completing the shady political trifecta—there’s even a questionable real estate deal between the two men.
    Last week, Obama denied granting an internship in his Capitol Hill office to a 20-year-old student recommended by his corrupt buddy. The highly competitive internship was one of 98 Illinois spots filled from a pool of 350 applicants and Rezko wanted a friend’s son to get the job. The intern’s father is a longtime Rezko associate who, incidentally, has contributed thousands of dollars to Obama’s political campaigns.

    And even if true, I doubt the Dem controlled Senate will do much about the “culture of corruption” the libs are inflicting on our government already.
    You can access the complete article on-line here:

    Ethics Questions Put Obama On The Spot
    Chris Farrell
    January 2, 2007 

  3. Anonymous says:

    I have only one thing to say to all of that garbage, it's pure

  4. Anonymous says:

    Suzanne, I almost missed you nice post. I hope and pray this next year will be good for you. I think that God is going to do some great things.

  5. Anonymous says:

       Jack I think that you have fallen for some partisan spin. I will not go into it tonight other than to say that the Democrats take over Congress tomorrow. To judge their job performance before they have even clocked in is just absurd.

  6. Anonymous says:

    It's silly for anyone to put down the Democrats before they start to work. This is what has been started on the first day.

    New Speaker Pelosi Shepherds Ethics Bills To Passage in House

    Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was elected America's first female speaker of the House yesterday in a raucous, bipartisan celebration of a historic breakthrough, and hours later she presided over passage of the broadest ethics and lobbying revision since the Watergate era.
    …with resolute calls for bipartisan comity and a pledge to move quickly on an agenda of health-care, homeland security, education and energy proposals.
    …The Senate will plunge into its own ethics and lobbying overhaul package next week, then take up legislation to boost the federal minimum wage for the first time in a decade.
    …In the House, Democrats did not skip a beat between formally taking control and getting to work on what they have called their hundred-hours agenda. Last night, the House nearly unanimously approved a broad package of internal rules changes designed to sever the cozy links that have developed between lawmakers and lobbyists.
    The changes would prohibit House members or employees from knowingly accepting gifts or travel from a registered lobbyist, foreign agent or lobbyist's client. Lawmakers could no longer fly on corporate jets. In addition, congressional travel financed by outside groups would have to be approved in advance by the House ethics committee and immediately disclosed to the public.
    …Today, Democrats hope to pass new rules to promote open deliberations in the House, rein in special-interest spending and lawmaker pet projects, and prohibit passage of spending or tax measures that increase the federal deficit.
    Over the next two weeks, Democrats in the House plan to enact new homeland security measures, increase the minimum wage, allow federally funded stem cell research, permit the federal government to negotiate lower prescription-drug prices for Medicare beneficiaries, cut student-loan interest rates and fund alternative-energy research by rolling back tax breaks for oil companies.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Senator Sam Brownback maybe our next President. Take a look at his website


    Go Bush

  8. Anonymous says:

    I'm sorry, but did anybody actually think that the Democrats, of all people, were less corrupt than Republicans? Do any of these people have a memory?


    Go Bush

  9. Anonymous says:

    In the House, Democrats did not skip a beat between formally taking control and getting to work on what they have called their hundred-hours agenda. Last night, the House nearly unanimously approved a broad package of internal rules changes designed to sever the cozy links that have developed between lawmakers and lobbyists.

    I believe when all is said and done the Democrats will get rid of a lot of the corruption. I'm sure that there will be one or two caught doing something wrong, but nothing like what the Republicans did.

  10. Anonymous says:

    In 05 Senator Boxer said to Condoleezza Rice:

    Dr. Rice, I was glad you mentioned Martin Luther King — it was very appropriate, given everything. And he also said, Martin Luther King, quote, “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter.” And one of the things that matters most to my people in California and the people in America is this war in Iraq. . . .you never even mention indirectly the 1,366 American troops that have died, or the 10,372 who have been wounded — many mentally, as a report that I read over the weekend that maybe a third will come home and need help because of what they saw — it's been so traumatic to them. And 25 percent of those dead are from my home state. And this from a war that was based on what everyone now says, including your own administration, were falsehoods about WMDs, weapons of mass destruction. And I've had tens of thousands of people from all over the country say that they disagree — although they respect the president — they disagree that this administration and the people in it shouldn't be held accountable. I don't know if you saw the movie, “The Fog of War” — war is a nightmare, you know that.

    Last week Senator Boxer said to Condoleezza Rice:

    The Military Times published a poll which found that only 35 percent of military members approved of the way President Bush is handling this war, and only 38 percent thought there should be more troops.
    So from where I sit, Madame Secretary, you are not listening to the American people. You are not listening to the military. You are not listening to the bipartisan voices from the Senate. You are not listening to the Iraq Study Group. Only you know who you are listening to, and you wonder why there is a dark cloud of skepticism and pessimism over this nation. I think people are right to be skeptical after listening to some of the things that have been said by your administration. . . .
    Now, the issue is who pays the price, who pays the price? I'm not going to pay a personal price. My kids are too old, and my grandchild is too young. You're not going to pay a particular price, as I understand it, within immediate family. So who pays the price? The American military and their families, and I just want to bring us back to that fact. . . .
    Madame Secretary, please, I know you feel terrible about it. That's not the point. I was making the case as to who pays the price for your decisions. And the fact that this administration would move forward with this escalation with no clue as to the further price that we're going to pay militarily — we certainly know the numbers, billions of dollars, that we can't spend here in this country. I find really appalling that there's not even enough time taken to figure out what the casualties would be.

    How many lives have to be lost for these Republican wars of aggression? It just isn’t right! So many have died and been maimed for life, I just don’t see why! Why are we talking about an escalation? I don’t see anything Christian about this! How can anyone condone this murder? Boxer is right the price is too high, it’s just has to be stopped!

  11. Anonymous says:

    So when are the Dems going to allow someone to investigate them? All that we heard for a year was corruption this and corruption that, but it looks like that was all talk!

  12. Anonymous says:

    Senate Passes Ethics Package –

    Friday, January 19, 2007; Page A01
    Senate Democrats and Republicans broke a difficult stalemate last night and approved 96 to 2 expansive legislation to curtail the influence of lobbyists, tighten congressional ethics rules and prevent the spouses of senators from lobbying senators and their staffs.

    Hey Jack check out this whole article the Democrats have done in a few days what the Reps couldn't do or wouldn't do in 12 years.

  13. Anonymous says:

    The real John McCain story is not being told. Many in the media are in love with the “maverick” despite his changing positions, and obvious political pandering. The people at the Brave New Films has done some extensive research on his flip-flopping, and can now proudly present:
    John McCain vs. John McCain

  14. Anonymous says:

       Did anyone see this on the News?

  15. Anonymous says:

    What happen to all of his straight talk? McCain has mastered the flip flop, but why? He really looks like he has sold his soul just because he wants to be president in 08.

  16. Anonymous says:

    John McCain is a war hero and this is very disrespectful! Who make this clip? Moveon? It is just not right Jessica. I would think that you could at least wait till he is elected President to start bashing him.


    Go Bush

  17. Anonymous says:

    Yes, war is bad and bad things happen but it was at the very beginning only one week into the war. This doesn’t make the war wrong, but it is sad.


    Go Bush

  18. Anonymous says:

       The point is not that bad things happen during a war, but rather the cover up. It was a terrible mistake so why is the military still refusing to turn over the video to the grieving widow? This bothers me about our military as they did the same thing to the Vets suffering from Gulf war syndrome and Agent Orange. So, we can see that this goes beyond political party.

  19. Anonymous says:

    “The Office Of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Is Pressing The Bush Administration For Routine Access To Military Aircraft For Domestic Flights, Such As Trips Back To Her San Francisco District, According To Sources Familiar With The Discussions.” (Rowan Scarborough, “Speaker Pursues Military Flights,” The Washington Times, 2/1/07)

    * “The Sources, Who Include Those In Congress And In The Administration, Said The Democrat Is Seeking Regular Military Flights Not Only For Herself And Her Staff, But Also For Relatives And For Other Members Of The California Delegation.” (Rowan Scarborough, “Speaker Pursues Military Flights,” The Washington Times, 2/1/07)
    * “A Knowledgeable Source Called The Request 'Carte Blanche For An Aircraft Any Time.'” (Rowan Scarborough, “Speaker Pursues Military Flights,” The Washington Times, 2/1/07)

    Fox News' Brit Hume: “[P]elosi is said by military sources to be interested in more, a larger plane capable of carrying more people non-stop to the West Coast …” (Fox News' “Special Report,” 2/5/07)

  20. Anonymous says:

    Your sources aren't very reliable and bias. Speaker Pelosi is just doing what is her right as Speaker. Maybe you think that Bush should give up Air Force One. A new statement from the House Sergeant at Arms on the Pelosi-plane-ridiculousness …

    For Immediate Release
    February 8, 2007
    As the Sergeant at Arms, I have the responsibility to ensure the security of the members of the House of Representatives, to include the Speaker of the House. The Speaker requires additional precautions due to her responsibilities as the leader of the House and her Constitutional position as second in the line of succession to the presidency.
    In a post 9/11 threat environment, it is reasonable and prudent to provide military aircraft to the Speaker for official travel between Washington and her district. The practice began with Speaker Hastert and I have recommended that it continue with Speaker Pelosi. The fact that Speaker Pelosi lives in California compelled me to request an aircraft that is capable of making non-stop flights for security purposes, unless such an aircraft is unavailable. This will ensure communications capabilities and also enhance security. I made the recommendation to use military aircraft based upon the need to provide necessary levels of security for ranking national leaders, such as the Speaker. I regret that an issue that is exclusively considered and decided in a security context has evolved into a political issue.

  21. Anonymous says:

    I heard that the article was written by Moon himself and put in his paper. Beside it being very dishonest, it also says how little the right has to say about the new Democratic leadership. You would think that they could come up with something better than this.

  22. Anonymous says:

    I don't want to appear to be a pontificator; I just really believe there is something awfully wrong with America.
    Our politicians, whether you want to believe it or not, are simply actors playing a role. Whoever gets the most “TV time” usually wins, whoever is the most entertaining, whoever is able to convince others to “identify” with them.
    Bush should have never been the republican nominee, let alone president of the United States. Now the people don't like him, but have they learned anything? The next time some likable and entertaining person comes along with no real qualifications for the office….what will be the result?
    Moreover, the People need to start rising up in some way. It is a shame that only the rich usually get to play this game, but we all should start watching how our respective congress members vote. The government's interest is not the People's interest.
    Anyway, I don't agree with 90% of what Democrats do…and the Republicans said they would do something different, but they lied, did more of the same…AND took us into a war in a foreign land upon which the People have no interest…but the government has much…
    Now the People have spoke out, 70% against the war, yet…our troops are still in that foreign land…do we have a democracy?

  23. Anonymous says:

    This is a test, I signed in but can't post a reply, this will tell me if I can make a post.

  24. Anonymous says:

    Well you look at that as soon as you started talking about coverup and took a nonpartisan tone the other person changed the subject. I tried to post a reply while signed on but it kept showing an error. Now that I've signed off I seem to be able to post a reply. This is all very strange.

  25. Anonymous says:

    The problem with our politicians today, repub or dem, is that they are career politicians. Their only job is politics and running for office. Most if not all come from wealthy families and families that are career politicians. They have lost the feel for the everyday man. They cannot equate or relate to the average citizen. The best presidents in our past were the ones that were reluctant to run and or take the position. The politicians today are too heavily involved into big business and owe much to the families that run major corporations and other political families. We need someone to run and WIN the presidency that only wants to run because there needs to be a change and they reluctantly step forward because the country is in need. Not for power, fame or monetary gain. I listened to Michael Savage tonight. He is toying with the idea of running in 2008. I don't know how many of you listen to him but he is one of those I am speaking of that will run for all the right reasons. If you haven't listened to him I would suggest you do or go to his website to get a feel of who he is. I will be voting for him.

  26. Anonymous says:

    I'm afraid that’s why we might get stuck with Hillary. Man, that will be a real let down after President Bush!


    Go Bush

  27. Anonymous says:

    John Edwards was on Real Time and he said something that came as a shock to me [and Bill Maher]. Apparently John Edwards is being open about wanting to raise taxes, and in response Bill Maher said [don't you think you are being way too honest here].
    Personally, I admire Edward's honesty, but he's gotta be crazy to think raising taxes will sell to the American people. Obviously we have to raise some taxes to work on the deficit, but a presidential candidate admitting it seems like political suicide.

  28. Anonymous says:

    What do you except? That is all the Democrat Party thinks about, raising taxes. It has been proven that if you cut taxes you will actually raise more money because the economy will do so good.


    Go Bush

  29. Anonymous says:

    Matt, you sound like you're the one changing the subject.


    Go Bush

  30. Anonymous says:

    You should try to find some other images, there's a lot more you know. Like this great one.

  31. Anonymous says:

    O MY GOD! Not Clinton! I'll stick with President Bush thank you very much. If you what to talk about the subject how about how the left always finds ways to blame the troops? That's all this video is, the media is on it's hate America rants.


    Go Bush

  32. Anonymous says:

    Who is blaming the troops? It's the Bush administration that has been covering up the facts, but that's to be expected from the people who lied us into this war and want to start another. Hey, when Hillary gets elected she'll add Bill to this.

  33. Anonymous says:

       I am not going to get into who really supports the troops other than to say if anyone does they should do everything possible to see that they are well equipped and taken care of them when they come home. Far too many are being treated terrible now that they have been disabled. I really do not think that anyone can with any honesty say that people of one party support the troops any more than another. The point of this video is the cover up of this White House as it does not want to admit to any mistakes.

  34. Anonymous says:

       This is a funny bit from Hogan's Heroes which I think you might just get a kick out of.

  35. Anonymous says:

    Hogan was a good Republican, he reminds me of President Bush.


    Go Bush

  36. Anonymous says:

    You got to be kidding! If Bush was a POW he would have ratted everyone out to the Nazis, but Bush would have gone AWOL before he would have ever become a POW.
    Marty, I liked the clip. Hogan's Heroes was a favorite of my dad's.

  37. Anonymous says:

    Cutting taxes for the rich doesn't help the economy one bit! If it did we would be all rolling in dough. If the Democratic Party is the ones who raise taxes why did Reagan have the largest tax hike during peace time?

  38. Anonymous says:

       I am glad that people have enjoyed this clip, but in all reality I did not post it with any political thought in mind. I just thought that it was quite funny.

  39. Anonymous says:

    It's funny all right, but these guys who think that Republican = Patriot and Democrat = traitor or terrorist, just piss me off! Why can't they see that there's good people in both parties. Many dying in Iraq are Democratic voters and should be given the same respect as a Republican soldier.

  40. Anonymous says:

    We at the C -n- C will be changing this board to one that renews every two months. The older threads and posts will be able to be found in the archives. There are more changes coming that you all should be happy about.

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