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a thing about Hugh Hewitt

Posted by Citizen on July 22, 2007

I listen to Hewitt’s show occasionally. Occasionally he’s brilliant. When his brilliance renders him obtuse I want to call the show and say so. I never get through, shouting at the radio is obtuse, so now I am blogging Hugh Hewitt’s radio show. I would email his web site, but I have to ‘join’ or ‘log in’ to do so. That’s lame, isn’t it? Hewitt doesn’t have to log in to comment on this blog. Is it a lawyer thing?

A thing about Hugh Hewitt. Wickipedia identifies him as a conservative radio talk show host. So far, other than the war hawk position, I have not heard a conservative breath escape his lips. I guess it takes one to know one, because Hewitt doesn’t know he isn’t conservative.

Do you recall that Hewitt wrote a book about Mormonism and Mitt? That was discussed on his show and some Christians called to say “hey, mormonism is a cult, it’s different than Christianity”, or something to that effect. Hewitt called them bigots to their face and refused to listen to their views. If you’re brilliant, or if you think you are, then simple believers who know what they believe and why they believe that way are threatening and must be squished with the bigot card. Why is that? Is it a lawyer thing?

<thought-balloon>”I am so brilliant. I’m an educated man. I am a Pharisee, uh, er, I am a lawyer. I am so brilliant that I wrote a book [ISBN 1-59698-502-X] about mormonism. Everybody who disagrees with me is less educated than I am and additionally is a bigot.</thought-balloon>

This cracked me up. Whatever Hewitt believes, it apparently doesn’t depend on divine revelation. Perhaps Hewitt thinks he is so brilliant that he believes he is the source of truth, eh? It was obvious from everything he said that he has no need to examine himself.

I could go off on a tangent and explain how, in the context of saving faith, being a bigot is the only viable alternative, but of course this would go over Hugh’s head. Or get the bigot rejoinder. At the very least it appears that Hewitt is in no need of any external sources to inform his opinion.

Being a lawyer helps him in dealing with callers because he has a quick caustic tongue and can repartee with the best of them. He does this by cutting off the caller and pontificating on what a bigot the caller is, and why of course mormons are Christians, because he says so. He cannot say WHY it’s so, he can only say that he says so. It’s his show and he’s entitled to his opinions and he’s entitled to distort and disrespect the caller’s opinions. That’s what he gets paid the big bucks for, besides the allure of his brilliance.

Mormons differentiate themselves from Scriptural Christianity by calling themselves “latter-day” somethings. That in itself will tip off any but the most brilliant that there is some kind of difference between the two deals. It comes from the mormons themselves. I suppose he could call them bigots then, eh? Mormon apologists don’t have any difficulty enumerating the differences when given an opportunity. Consider for a moment the following blog exchange with a mormon:

practicalreasoning

July 8th, 2007 at 10:53 am

“Read the Bible…”

Yeah, read it. I’ve also talked to about a hundred different people about a hundred different scriptures – including the one in Galatians – and they all have a hundred different interpretations. That’s the beauty of religions. If every person looked at the Bible and came to the same interpretations, there would be one Christian Church. Do Mormon’s believe in “another gospel?” Well, hard to say. They certainly don’t believe in your gospel – or else they’d go to whatever church you do. But I’m willing to bet there are at least 100 other Christian denominations who also don’t subscribe to your gospel. The question is, where do we draw the line of what is Christian? Al Mohler, and presumaby you, too, would draw the line in such a way as to exclude Mormons, becasue they don’t subscribe to some Roman creeds enacted by Constantine.

I certainly don’t subscribe to Al Mohler’s gospel, and he doesn’t subscribe to mine – but we both say we have the gospel of Jesus Christ. Here, we have a problem with labeling. Mohler wants to be able to label Mormons non-Christian. Why? I don’t know, maybe just for kicks, or maybe he truly doesn’t like Mormons. Perhaps a Mormon bully beat him up and stole his lunch money as a kid – it’s not my job to speculate. The point is, Mohler has an agenda: exclude Mormons at all costs. Baptists, Methodists, Pentacostals, all fine. Mormons, bad. If I had to guess, I’d say Mohler, and his Evangelical buddies, might be worried at the explosive growth of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – and about the diminishing returns of parish-going tithe payers.

I’ve never understood why people do this. Go to your church, teach what you believe, and leave everybody else the heck alone.

Do I believe Christ was the “half-brother” of Satan? No, I believe he was the full brother of Satan. God created everything, right, including both Jesus and Satan. The are brothers the say way you and I are brothers (assuming you’re a dude). There’s a reason we call him the Heavenly Father – he’s the Father of all things, and the creator of our spirits.

Of course, this is not a blog on Mormon apologetics. If I wanted to argue about Mormonism with anti-Mormons, I would find myself doing that all day and nothing else – those folks are particularly rabid. But I have other things to do, including making fun of Al Gore, watching TV, and washing my hair.

You want to split hairs about Mormonism, go to this site: http://www.romneyexperience.com – but I know better than to let this site (which no one should ever really take seriously, anyway) devolve into religous squabbling. If you’re looking for a fight, I’m sure you’ll find one – just not here.

There you have it then. Straight from the horse’s lips: “Do I believe Christ was the “half-brother” of Satan? No, I believe he was the full brother of Satan. God created everything, right, including both Jesus and Satan. The are brothers the say way you and I are brothers …”

You have to be blinded by your own brilliance not to know that NO CHRISTIANS believe that Christ was created by anybody. Christ is uncreated because CHRIST IS GOD. Christ in the flesh died because “he made himself equal to God” by saying “I and the Father are One.” This could not be more diametrically opposed to “…God created everything, right, including both Jesus and satan.” If this is so then Christ CANNOT HAVE ATONED FOR ANYONE’S SIN, and therefore there is no Salvation. Thus, even for the brilliantly blinded, mormonism is not the same as Christianity. It cannot be. The only way mormons can believe they are Christians is by altering the Truth about Christ. The Christ they believe in is a created being, no different than satan really. Theirs is a religion of works that CANNOT include the atoning work of Christ on Calvary’s Cross. Why not? Because no created being can atone for his own sin, much less the sins of the world. The supernatural nature of Christ’s sacrifice is absent from the mormon story. When you have to redefine basic terms to win adherents you’re not able to claim to be the genuine thing. It’s a distinction with a difference. A latter day anything isn’t Christianity, it’s an amendment.

This is the little thing that Hewitt’s callers wanted him to get, but he refused instruction from the obviously less than brilliant telephone fodder.

These few words bring me to the current events point I want to ask Hewitt about. Here’s a burning (pun intended) question: is that pope a bigot by Hewitt’s reckoning? Who is the bigot Hugh? Is turn-about fair play? Is Hewitt as incensed about the pope’s claim as he is about the callers’ claims? The real crackup is that the pope is as wrong as Hewitt is, for the same reason the reluctant mormon apologist quoted above is wrong.

In case someone thinks I am alone in my point of view, and therefore automatically wrong, this writer has examined more of the differences with distinctions that apply directly to this subject.

Redefining basic terms and understandings and claiming that verily verily they mean something different today than they meant in Christ’s day is a simple and effective trick for damning everyone involved. It’s not enlightenment, it’s obfuscation so you can gain adherents that you can control. Every religion operates the same way with the same defect. But child-simple-faith in the work Christ accomplished on Calvary’s Cross and child-simple-faith that what God said is true is the only promised gate to heaven, and the only impediment to getting there. All the rest is WRONG, regardless of how impressed the purveyors are with their own brilliance.

Jud 1:3 Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort [you] that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.

It’s not the latter-day one, but the ONCE-DELIVERED faith that we are exhorted to earnestly contend for. For the brilliant who might miss the import of this, note that Jude did not exhort Christians to earnestly contend for mormonism or any other …ism. We are exhorted to earnestly contend for the faith that was once delivered unto the saints. The once delivered one is the one we are to earnestly contend for. It’s pretty simple, really.

Jud 1:3 Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort [you] that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.

aye aye Sir,

citizen

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more democrat treason

Posted by Citizen on July 19, 2007

They’re taking the side of our muslim enemies AGAINST US.

Republicans aides will put up a fight when the conference committee begins at 1 p.m., to reinsert the language, but the public needs to weigh in. We are always told to be vigilant. To “say something” when we “see something.” I see Democrats carrying water for CAIR and endangering national security.

Say something!

Congress switchboard: 202-224-3121
Nancy Pelosi’s office: 202-225-4965

The partisans of defeat are at it again..,

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another stinking inconvenient truth

Posted by Citizen on July 1, 2007

Someone had to say it.

Amid all of the xenophobia and nativism surrounding the immigration debate, there is a real security concern. In the language of the bureaucracy, the problem is referred to as the “OTMs,” or Other Than Mexicans.

Thousands of non-Mexicans are caught crossing the United States border every year. They cannot be sent back to Mexico, but must be deported to their home country. Until recently, most were given a deportation hearing date and then simply released. Not surprisingly, few showed up for their scheduled appearances. Beginning last year, however, most who are caught are put into detention. They are then put through a procedure called expedited removal, under which many are flown back home within a few weeks.

Many of these non-Mexicans come from Iraq, Pakistan, Yemen, the Palestinian territories and other areas of concern to counterterrorism officials. What we don’t know is how many others are evading the Border Patrol every year and what happens to them when they leave the border area. It’s not too hard to imagine that these illegal immigrants, who have clearly spent a lot of money getting to Mexico and then into the United States, are able to buy themselves an identity and corroborating papers once in an American city.

RTWT. In “light” of the gasoline attack in Glasgow and the unexploded roadside bombs in London, it would be extremely stupid to stop calling the coliseum of corruption and demanding exteme border protection measures.

The axis of political corruption in DC seems to be able to do everything and anything to benefit anyone and everyone but their actual constituents. The ‘immigration reform’ bull, (I know, it was a ‘bill’, but it was mostly all ‘bull’), rewarded the most illegal segment of the foreign trespassers and intruders, while at the same time endangering the legal immigrants as much as the home grown Americans who pay the tax bills.

What’s worse, it guaranteed that the ‘OTMs’, as Clark and the bureaucracy call them, would be given a free pass without going to jail or paying $200. It’s not over until we have some documentable accountability from the axis of surrender in the Nation’s capitol. Call, it’s only a few minutes to turn up the heat for something that can demonstrably save your life..,

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what really stinks

Posted by Citizen on June 28, 2007

Still think it’s harmless to allow any number of people into America?

 Here’s the film to see.

You see how the political overclass bows to the demands of the invading masses of ‘unskilled labor’? That’s exactly what you can expect from those spineless parasites when the ‘religion of peace’ starts making its demands.

That’s already begun you know. Our security from militant islam is no greater than our security from the ‘workers’ who do the jobs ‘that Americans won’t do’. Those blood-sucking parasites in the U. S. senate will bend over to appease that group faster than they’re bending over to appease la raza.

Are you interested or curious about what those ‘undocumented immigrants’, (they’re undocumented all right, but they ARE NOT IMMIGRANTS), cost us, out of your pocket, every year?

In FY 2004, the average low skill immigrant household received $30,160 in direct benefits, means-tested benefits, education, and population-based services from all levels of government. By contrast, low-skill immigrant households paid only $10,573 in taxes in FY 2004. A household’s net fiscal deficit equals the cost of benefits and services received minus taxes paid. The average low-skill household had a fiscal deficit of $19,588 (expenditures of $30,160 minus $10,573 in taxes).

At the state and local level, the average low skill immigrant household received $14,145 in benefits and services and paid only $5,309 in taxes. The average low skill immigrant households imposed a net fiscal burden on state and local government of $8,836 per year.

The fiscal burden imposed by low skill immigrant households is slightly greater at the state and local level than at the federal level. The annual fiscal deficit for all 4.54 million low skill immigrant households at the state and local level in 2004 was $49.1 billion. Over the next ten years the state and local fiscal deficit caused by low skill immigrants on state and local governments will approach a half trillion dollars.

RTWT: http://www.heritage.org/Research/Immigration/tst052107a.cfm

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want to know why?

Posted by Citizen on June 27, 2007

Would you like to know why Americans hate amnesty, and in growing numbers are hating the putrid political class? You should not read this if you are over age, under age, have any illnesses, are a natural born tax paying United States citizen, have heart problems, stroke problems, digestive problems, or any kind of amnesia, vertigo, or cognitive dissonance, because this information will cause all of the above problems:

Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, Texas is a fairly famous institution and for a variety of reasons:

1. John F. Kennedy died there in 1963
2. Lee Harvey Oswald died there shortly after
3. Jack Ruby, who killed Lee Harvey Oswald, died there a few years later by coincidence

On the flip side, Parkland is also home to the second busiest maternity ward in the country with almost 16,000 new babies arriving each year. (That’s almost 44 per day — every day)

A recent patient survey indicated that 70 percent of the women who gave birth at Parkland in the first three months of 2006 were illegal immigrants.’ Crikey, that’s 11,200 anchor babies born every year just in Dallas. According to the article, the hospital spent $70.7 million delivering 15,938 babies in 2004 but managed to end up with almost $8 million dollars in surplus funding. Medicaid kicked in $34.5 million, Dallas County taxpayers kicked in $31.3 million and the feds tossed in another $9.5 million.

The average patient in Parkland’s maternity wards is 25 years old, married and giving birth to her second child. She is also an illegal immigrant. By law, pregnant women cannot be denied medical care based on their immigration status or ability to pay. OK, fine. That doesn’t mean they should receive better care than everyday, middle-class American citizens. But at Parkland Hospital, they do.

Parkland Memorial Hospital has nine prenatal clinics. NINE. The Dallas Morning News article followed a Hispanic woman who was a patient at one of the clinics and pregnant with her third child — her previous two were also born at Parkland. Her first two deliveries were free and the Mexican native was grateful because it would have cost $200 to have them in Mexico. This time, the hospital wants her to pay $10 per visit and $100 for the delivery but she was unsure if she could come up with the money. Not that it matters, the hospital won’t turn her away. (I wonder why they even bother asking at this point.)

How long has this been going on? What are the long-term effects? Well, another subject of the article was born at Parkland in 1986 shortly after her mother entered the U.S. illegally — now she is having her own child there as well. (That’s right, she’s technically a U.S. citizen.) These women receive free prenatal care including medication, nutrition, birthing classes and child care classes. They also get freebies such as car seats, bottles, diapers and formula.

Most of these things are available to American citizens as well but only for low-income applicants and even then, the red tape involved is almost insurmountable.

Because these women are illegal immigrants they do not have to provide any sort of legitimate identification — no proof of income. An American citizen would have to provide a social security number which would reveal their annual income — an illegal immigrant need only claim to be poor and the hospital must take them at their word.

My husband is a pilot for the United States Navy (yes, he fought in Iraq) and while the health care is good, we Navy wives don’t get any of these perks! Car seats? Diapers? Not so much. So my question is this: Does our public medical care system treat illegal immigrants better than American citizens? Yes it does!

As I mentioned, the care I have received is perfectly adequate but it’s bare bones, meat and potato medical care — not top of line.

Their (the illegals) medical care is free — simply because they are illegal immigrants? Once again, there is no way to verify their income. Parkland Hospital offers indigent care to Dallas County earn less than $40,000 per year. (They also have to prove that they did not refuse health coverage at their current job. Yeah, the ‘free’ care is not so easy for Americans.)

There are about 140 patients who received roughly $4 million dollars for un-reimbursed medical care. As it turns out, they did not qualify for free treatment because they resided outside of Dallas County. So the hospital is going to sue them! Illegals get it all free! But U.S. citizens who live outside of Dallas County get sued! How stupid is this?

As if that isn’t annoying enough, the illegal immigrant patients are actually complaining about hospital staff not speaking Spanish. In this AP story, the author speaks with a woman who is upset that she had to translate comments from the hospital staff into Spanish for her husband. The doctor was trying to explain the situation to the family and the mother was forced to translate for her husband who only spoke Spanish. This was apparently a great injustice to her.

In an attempt to create a Spanish-speaking staff, Parkland Hospital is now providing incentives in the form of extra pay for applicants who speak Spanish. Additionally, medical students at the University of Texas Southwestern for which Parkland Hospital is the training facility will now have a Spanish language requirement added to their already jammed-packed curriculum. No other school in the country boasts such a ridiculous multi-semester (multicultural) requirement.

You can verify this here:

 http://www.snopes.com/politics/immigration/parkland.asp

Chicka-Boom Chicka-Boom

Dontcha just love it?

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immigration reform

Posted by Citizen on June 26, 2007

get in line

SHAME SHAME SHAME on the oligarchs of the U.S. senate. They’re as corrupt as any old Roman senate ever was. Methinks they’ve asked for the same end as Rome got as well. Shame on your nasty corrupt house of horrors.

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can you believe this?

Posted by Citizen on June 23, 2007

Jim Inhofe, a U.S. senator, has a website that is conducting a petition that you can participate in if you want to vent about the smamnesty bill that the corrupt in DC are trying to foist on America. Visit this link if you want to contribute:

http://www.securebordersnow.com/

You can also write comments, which is why I’m passing this on. This is what I wrote:

I am totally opposed to any and all forms of the current legislation. First: SECURE THE BORDER. Second: Admit immigrants in the order they applied. Third: deport the law breakers. Yes, this would amount to all the illegals, who are trespassers and/or invaders. Which leads back to: SECURE THE BORDERS. That is the first order of business for elected officials, and it’s the one thing about which every elected official is derelect in his duty. SECURE THE BORDER. ADMIT IMMIGRANTS IN THE ORDER THEY APPLIED AND WERE VETTED. DO NOTHING ELSE UNTIL THESE TWO ITEMS ARE COMPLETELY COMPLIED WITH. THIS IS THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE.

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please drop a dime

Posted by Citizen on June 20, 2007

Want to save the Nation? Please call the talk-back lines of the U.S. government because they’ve gone over the cliff. They are now saying that the sham-amnesty bill they’re trying to ram down our throats, (or up our collective _ _ _ _ _), is a security measure. Well, they’re right in one regard, that bill will ensure the security of the gangs of terrorists the same government has allowed into this country.

CALL:

senate back-talk line: 800-417-7666

white house back-talk line: 202-456-1111

This call is a matter of National Security: YOURS!

Giving Terrorists Options

Inexplicably, proponents of the Kennedy amnesty bill assume that its

enactment will allow the federal government to identify these terrorists.

On the contrary, the bill will make it easier for alien terrorists to

operate in the United States by allowing them to create fraudulent

identities with ease. To understand what will happen if the bill becomes

law, assume the perspective of the illegal alien terrorist operating within

the United States.

Within 180 days after the President signs the legislation, the Department

of Homeland Security must start handing out amnesties, in the form of

“probationary” Z visas. (No border security triggers need to be met; the

amnesty comes first, according to Sections 1(a) and 601(f)(2) of the bill.)

At that point, the terrorist can choose whichever of three options suits

him best.

RTWT: http://www.heritage.org/Research/Immigration/wm1513.cfm

senate back-talk line: 800-417-7666

white house back-talk line: 202-456-1111

 

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