Archive for July 13th, 2012

Psalm 148


Praise the Lord from the heavens; give praise in the heights.

Praise him, all you angels; give praise, all you hosts.

Praise him, sun and moon; give praise all shining stars.

Praise him, highest heavens, you waters above the heavens.

Let them all praise the Lord’s name; for the Lord commanded and they were created,

Assigned them duties forever, gave them tasks that will never change.

Praise the Lord from the earth, you sea monsters and all deep waters;

You lightning and hail, snow and clouds, storm winds that fulfill his command;

You mountains and all hills, fruit trees and all cedars;

You animals wild and tame, you creatures that crawl and fly;

You kings of the earth and all peoples, princes and all who govern the earth;

Young men and women too, old and young alike.

Let them all praise the Lord’s name, for his name alone is exalted, majestic above earth and heaven.

The Lord has lifted high the horn of his people, to the glory of all the faithful, of Israel, the people near to their God.


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WILSON, Wyo. –  Former Vice President Dick Cheney told Republican fundraisers Thursday night that Mitt Romney is the “only” man who can make the right decisions in unexpected foreign policy crises. The presumptive 2012 Republican presidential nominee called Cheney a “great American leader” — and didn’t mention former President George W. Bush in a 20-minute speech to a country club reception. 

Cheney said serving under four presidents taught him that a surprising international crisis is inevitable. 

“When I think about the kind of individual I want in the Oval Office in that moment of crisis, who has to make those key decisions, some of them life-and-death decisions, some of them decisions as commander-in-chief, who has the responsibility for sending some of our young men and women into harm’s way, that man is Mitt Romney,” Cheney said to applause. 

It was a strong endorsement from a man who has come to represent the neoconservative foreign policy wing of the Republican Party. Until Thursday, Romney had avoided appearing with Cheney or with Bush. 

While Romney avoided mentioning the former president in remarks that were open to the press, he invoked Bush in a question-and-answer session with donors at a private dinner at Cheney’s home. In remarks overheard by reporters standing outside the clubhouse, Romney contrasted what he called “President George W. Bush’s freedom agenda” with President Barack Obama. 

If Dick Cheney – Dick Cheney!- endorsing your foreign policy credentials doesn’t disqualify you for public office I don’t know what would.
In fact, a belligerent foreign policy outlook and economic individualism are the only two things I can think of that Mitt Romney has been consistent about; on every other issue he has held opposing views at different times in his career, depending on what is expedient. But apparently there are two things he truly believes in: war and capitalism.

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