Reid's "Game Change" Mess

I've often said politics and be described as constantly talking but saying nothing. The problem is when you do that enough something is going to slip out that reveals your true self.

Reid, a key figure in pushing Obama's agenda through Congress, apologized to the president on Saturday over remarks published in a new book calling Obama a "light-skinned" black man "with no Negro dialect unless he wanted to have one."

The dialect Sen. Reid refers to is often the speech of the uneducated who were never taught, or never bothered to learn proper English. That is by no means President Obama. I'm no fan of our president but he is well educated and a great speaker. That should be applauded and held up as an example not seen as and an ineffective way of reaching black voters across America.

When are black Democratic supporters going to awaken to the fact that you are being used by this party?

The real story here is the glimpse of how Democrats are willing to devour each other.

Hillary Wanted Staff To Push Obama Drug Allegations...Bill Clinton on Obama: 'A few years ago, this guy would have been getting us coffee'... Saint Elizabeth and the Ego Monster John...

I'm waiting for the Jackson / Sharpton response on all this. I'm sure Don Imus is scratching his head.

Brit Hume's Courage

Much has been made about Brit Hume's remarks on the Fox News Sunday program in which he told Tiger Woods he should turn to the Christian faith to receive forgiveness, be restored and be a great example to the world.

For those of you that are not aware, that's what the Christian faith is all about. We are all sinners. Not all of us are caught in brutal public spotlight but the very foundation of Christianity is based on us messing up and need forgiveness from each other and our Saviour.

I'm not sure why some are shocked by this. Nothing has changed about it in 2000 years.

Yet it seems like this is a new concept invented by Brit Hume if you ask Washington Post critic Tom Shales. Shales declared, “the remark will probably rank, even only a few days into January, as one of the most ridiculous of the year.” He goes on to say Hume must apologize for getting “carried away” with his faith, doing “the satellite-age equivalent of going door-to-door and spreading what he considers the gospel” and “not try to cross-pollinate religion and journalism and use Fox facilities to do it.”

I guess freedom of speech is not a consideration here. If Fox has an issue with Mr. Hume and his comments, then let Fox deal with it. I'm not calling for the Washington Post to fire Mr. Shales just because he uses the media outlet to present his ignorance of liberty and a faith.

In fact Mr. Shales is not alone is his stupidity quest. Buddhists have complained that Hume was insulting Buddhism by saying it cannot offer Tiger the redemption he needs. Well it can't. Buddhism does recognize sin the need for a Redeemer. If a belief system offers no Redeemer because it doesn't acknowledge sin then it can not possibly offer real forgiveness and redemption.

Mr Hume did what every Christian is called to do. Speak the truth. Not just when it comfortable or politically correct.

I can't tell you how tired I am of Christians preaching to the mirror. Mr. Hume did more in those few moments more then some Christians do in a lifetime. He shared his faith with everyone and anyone listening.

Step out the front door of the church and join the world. Sure it's violent, messy and you won't get a hero's welcome. but that's part of what you sign up for when you claim Christ.

St. Paul says “For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.” 1 Cor 1:18

If you really want to know someone..... share your faith.

A Blessed 2010

I'd like to wish all of you health, happiness and many blessings in 2010. Since leaving WORD FM in 2008, I've been working on my event compnay Pierce Events. Often that does not leave me much time to dedicate to PowerBlog.

I do thank all of you who continue to check in and I will do my best to update the site as often as I can. If any of you would like to contibute postings email me and I will be happy to welcome you on board.

PowerBlog! is going on it's 7th year thanks to all of you. There have been many changes since the begining but I have enjoyed my time with all you.

Happy 2010!

Officer says security worked perfectly on eve woman knocked pope down

Safety procedures worked perfectly and security personnel performed excellently the night Pope Benedict XVI was knocked down by the same woman who had attempted to get close to him a year before, a chief security officer said.

Get this guy a job with the TSA!!!

Susannah Maiolo, 25, jumped a security barrier at the start of the Dec. 24 liturgy as Pope Benedict processed into St. Peter's Basilica. As Vatican guards tackled her to the ground, she was able to grab the pope's vestments, causing him to lose his balance and tumble to the floor.

The woman, who was not armed, has a history of mental illness. Vatican sources confirmed that Maiolo was the same person who attempted to rush the pope at midnight Mass in 2008, but was tackled, again by Giani, before she could reach the pontiff.

You might want to check her for exploding underwear next time.......

Things Are Not Great in Pittsburgh Promise Land

In late December the Pittsburgh Promise Program secured a corporate grant from BNY Mellon. The $500,000 gift is the Program's second largest corporate donation, trailing only UPMC's pledge of $100 million. While corporations are certainly allowed to donate money as they see fit, we question whether they are doing a lot of good with the Pittsburgh Promise contribution-especially when compared to other worthy education grant opportunities.


Gerlach drops out of GOP governor's race

Rep. Jim Gerlach on Thursday quit the race for governor, citing the high cost of "media-driven" campaigns as an obstacle.

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Rendell's signature legalizes table games in Pennsylvania

Gov. Ed Rendell signed the table games bill despite misgivings about it being "laden" with benefits for lawmakers' districts.

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Radio Waves: DUQ for Sale

Duquesne University may sell WDUQ-FM (90.5), the station reported during its morning newscasts today.

WDUQ celebrated its 60th anniversary in December. It signed on in 1949 as a student-operated radio station at 91.5, but now employs a paid staff and is virtually independent from the private, Catholic university.
However, the station remains located in Duquesne's Des Places Language Center, along with various academic units and the Duquesne Duke newspaper.
The relationship has occasionally caused tension between WDUQ and Duquesne. In 2007, the station was forced by university President Charles Dougherty to return underwriting donations made by Planned Parenthood, whose birth control and abortion referral services were viewed as antithetical to the college's Catholic heritage.

A sale would have to be approved both by the university's board of trustees and the Federal Communications Commission. Because the main 90.5 frequency is located in the non-commercial FM band, it could not be sold to anyone who would operate it as a commercial station --- but it could be sold to another public broadcaster or a religious organization.

The repeater stations could probably be sold to commercial operators, because they operate in the commercial part of the band.

Sad News as Yvonne Zanos, Phil Musik Pass

KDKA-TV consumer reporter Yvonne Zanos passed away early this morning from complications related to ovarian cancer. She had just turned 60 on Wednesday.

My deepest sympathy goes out to Nicole and her family.

Funeral plans are incomplete but in lieu of flowers her family asks that donations be made to the KDKA Turkey Fund at the following address:

KD Turkey Fund

c/o Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank

1 N. Linden St

Duquesne, PA 15110

In another loss for Pittsburgh media, Former WTAE (1250) host and longtime Pittsburgh Press columnist Phil Musick died at the age of 71.

In 1987, he became a talk-show host for the former WTAE, where he remained for 11 years in afternoons and overnights before moving to KDKA-TV as managing editor.

Bad Medicine

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