Both ABC’s Good Morning America and CBS This Morning on Thursday used the shooting death of two journalists in Roanoke, Virginia to highlight gun control. GMA co-host Robin Roberts talked to the boyfriend of slain reporter Alison Parker and lectured, "…When something like this happens, the conversation turns to gun control."
CNN anchors on Wednesday night hit two Republican presidential candidates on the subject of gun control, wondering if Tuesday’s horrific shooting in Roanoke, Virginia has prompted them to rethink their positions. Talking to Ben Carson, Don Lemon demanded: "After you watch a crime like this, does it make you question at all the role of guns in our society?"
On Thursday, the CBS Evening News seized on the deadly shooting of two local news reporters in Roanoke, Virginia to promote the idea that gun control should be treated like “a public health issue” akin to seat belts, airbags, and anti-smoking campaigns. In a tease early on in the program, fill-in anchor Maurice DuBois explained that“[s]ome public health officials say gun violence, just like car accidents and smoking-related illnesses can be prevented or at least reduced.”
While it may be a shock that the major broadcast networks on Thursday night reported that Hillary Clinton compared Republicans to “terrorists” on women’s health, it was far from a surprise that ABC and NBC openly cheered her for “coming out swinging” “on the offensive” with some “tough talk.” In addition, ABC, CBS, and NBC all refused to denounce Clinton’s comparison even though they chastised the use of the term “anchor baby” by Donald Trump and Jeb Bush.
Introducing a segment on Wednesday’s NBC Today, co-host Savannah Guthrie announced: “We’re back now at 7:43 with the controversial tweet that has led to a headline-making suspension at ESPN.” Fellow co-host Willie Geist declared: “Former big league ace pitcher and current baseball analyst Curt Schilling has a history of pushing boundaries on social media. But his bosses say this time Schilling went too far.”
New York Times reporter Jackie Calmes has been playing aggressive defense for Planned Parenthood. So when the organization commissioned its own report accusing the Center for Medical Progress of manipulating its videos via selective editing, Calmes treated the stunt as news. But she left out vital information from Planned Parenthood’s supposed exoneration — that it came courtesy of a firm that engaged in pro-Obama opposition research against conservatives.
The Democrat candidates for President are mostly very old and very white, but it’s not just their age and ethnicity that make them a one trick pony, it’s also their ideas. The entire Democratic field is running plays from a playbook that was long-ago discarded by anyone with half a brain. From socialist Bernie Sanders, down to demi-socialist Hillary Clinton, the Democrat candidates are all pushing to repackage European socialism in an American skin. The problem is that European socialism has been a complete and utter failure
. In fact, the only countries liberals point to when praising European socialism are the Nordic countries, and without oil those nations would be as bad off as the rest of the continent. Even with oil, Scandinavia is nothing close to the utopia
that liberals like to pretend it is.
Source: Hillary Clinton Compares Republicans to “Terrorist Groups”!
And since we are comparing people Shillary, how about this..
Only the opposite end…Matches you perfectly…
Call it the battle of the book guys, and the conservative author wins hands down. The gun-grabbing crowd on the left wasted little time in exploiting the deaths of a Virginia news crew at the hands of a gay black man who used to work with them. Those jumping at the chance to push for gun …
Source: Conservative author Brad Thor calls out Stephen King on gun rights; and he’s right on target | BizPac Review
Yeah, I get President Obama’s point.
He wants to disarm law-abiding Americans but entrust the Iranian Islamist theocracy to police itself on nuclear arms and subsidize its funding of global terrorism. But we’re the “crazies.”
Recently, Obama dissed opponents of his Iran nuclear deal for “making common cause” with Iranian hard-liners who chant “death to America,” and now he’s calling us crazy. But he’s the one playing footsie with those America haters. Projection is a beautiful thing.
It gets old pointing out that Obama uses Saul Alinsky tactics to demonize conservatives and avoid defending his positions, but it’s true.
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Know Your Customer
"Be sure you know the condition of your flocks, give careful attention to your herds" (Prov. 27:23).
Identifying and meeting the needs of customers is key to any successful marketing venture. Many years ago Coca-Cola decided to introduce a new Coke. They conducted research among loyal customers to determine if the new taste would be embraced by Coke customers. The evidence proved that the new Coke would be successful. However, what Coke did not realize was the emotional attachment Coke users had to their existing Coke product. It created a massive outpouring of negative publicity when Coke users rebelled against the new Coke. Loyal Coke drinkers may have liked the taste of the new Coke, but they did not want it as a replacement to what they were accustomed to.
The man responsible was fired. It became one of the most famous marketing blunders ever. However, the story does not end here. The company eventually turned a bad situation into a positive one. Coke ended up having two versions of Coke – new and old. The man responsible was rehired and went on to be successful in the company.
Jesus sought to meet the needs of His customer by ministering to their needs as His Heavenly Father revealed them to Him. Their real need for salvation did not get met until Jesus met a physical need that allowed Him to reveal the true need they had. Some of your "customers" have a perceived need for your product. But they also have a spiritual need they may not realize they have. God wants to use you to meet both needs.
That’s why it is important for you to know your customer.
Moving Together into Victory
For reading & meditation – 2 Peter 1:3-11
"… make every effort to add to your faith … self-control …" (vv. 5-6) God is willing to do His part in helping you in this battle with evil thoughts – but you must be willing to do yours. There is a teaching in some Christian circles that if we discover a need for change in our lives, we should passively wait upon God until He accomplishes it. It sounds so spiritual, but actually it borders on profound error. A Christian man once said to me: "I would like to be free from a certain sin I am involved in, but I find I am powerless to break away from it." I asked him what he expected to happen in order for him to find deliverance. He said, "I expect God to take away the desire for this sin and thus set me free." He was saying, in effect, "God is responsible for delivering me, and my task is to wait passively until He does so." That view is unbiblical – and what is more, it doesn’t work. Although deliverance comes from God, we are the ones who carry it out. Let that sink in! The principle is this – you supply the willingness, and He will supply the power. Do you really want to win this battle against evil thoughts? If so, you can. Show God you mean business by putting the principles you have learned this week into practice, and you will pave the way for His miraculous power to work in and through you. Once you have done this, life’s oppressive and evil thoughts will never be able to break you again. Here, too, you can become strong at the broken places.
Prayer: Gracious Father, thank You for reminding me that deliverance is a team effort. It involves the Holy Spirit and me. I supply the willingness: You supply the power. So let?s team up, Father, and move together into victory. Amen.