A Film By: Franco Sacchi, Kate Davis and David Heilbroner

Reviewed by: Fern Sidman

In an hour and a quarter, filmmakers Franco Sacchi, Kate Davis and David Heilbroner take us through a tumultuous journey to the final scenario of the world as we know it, as they present the religious prophecies of the 50 million strong American Evangelical Christian movement in a new and powerful documentary entitled, “Waiting For Armageddon.” Riding the wave of the all pervasive eschatological (or End Times) phenomenon that has, in recent years, been highly touted in the media and in literary circles; the filmmakers provide an in depth view of what some interpret to be the Biblically mandated perspective on the final days of our universe. Told in the first person voices of mainstream Christians who subscribe to the beliefs of the evangelical church, they inform us that the end of days will occur in the Land of Israel, with the Jewish people figuring prominently in this venue.

“The Jewish people are G-d’s chosen people” says one American Christian, “and as such they are a light unto the nations. Whoever blesses the Jews will be blessed and whoever curses them will be cursed”, he continues. Providing historical proof of the downfall of the nations that have attempted to eradicate the Jewish nation such as the Babylonians, the Assyrian-Greeks, the Romans, as well as the Nazis, the Christian spokesperson lauds the Jewish people as G-d’s treasured, cherished nation, not to be fooled with. The predicate for their belief emanates from the Book of Revelations and is outlined in four stages – The Rapture, The Tribulation, The Apocalypse and The Millennium.

The film incorporates multiple interviews with everyday, lay people such as James and Laura Bagg, a Connecticut couple who are employed as jet propulsion engineers, Tony and Devonna Edwards of McAlester, Oklahoma and Dr. H. Wayne House of Salem, Oregon who explain in chilling detail the catastrophic and violent events that will unfold in the end of days. We also hear from an Orthodox Jewish scholar who casts aspersions on the ominous prognostications of the evangelicals as well as professors of religious studies and an evangelical tour guide that leads a group to Israel so that they may visit the Temple Mount and other sites such as Meggido.

Clearly, the foundation of their belief rests upon their interpretation of the second coming of Jesus, and they promulgate that notion as a potential, “World War III” in which they will be “raptured” or lifted into the skies to join their perceived messiah while the remainder of humanity suffers for seven years during “The Tribulation”. During this time, they assert with great assuredness that an anti-Christ will emerge and the nations of the world will coalesce to attack Israel and the Jewish people. While they proclaim the immense and pivotal role of Israel will play; it is because of their belief that the battle of Armageddon will take place there and they further claim that the battle will leave the earth ravaged and that their purported messiah will create a new and perfect world. The Jews they say, will eventually abrogate their belief in a monotheistic G-d and embrace the teachings of their deity. “The blood from this battle will be as high as a horse’s bridle. It’s just something mankind has never witnessed before” says Laura Bagg.

As to their take on the Muslims and Islam in the Middle East, the Christian tour guide states that in order for the future biblical prophecies to unfold, “the Dome of the Rock, the Al Aqsa mosque must be removed” and as such shows a photo of his group in Jerusalem with an image of the Beit HaMikdash (the Second Temple) superimposed over the golden dome symbolizing the Al Aqsa mosque. While the filmmakers probe the politically powerful and potentially explosive alliance between evangelical Christians and Israel by clarifying this elusive relationship in the hopes of fostering dialogue among dissenting groups, many questions remain about the dubious agenda they have foisted upon the Jewish people and the ultimate goal of creating a self-fulfilling prophecy of international holy war.

Right now however, it appears that Christian evangelicals and the Jewish people share a common threat arising from the spread of radical Islam. Pastor John Hagee, a fervent Christian Zionist leader, and an enormously influential minister of an 18,000 member mega-church in Texas, declares in this film, “There is a war between Islamofascism and freedom. There is a war between the culture of death (the Muslims) and those who love life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness (Christians and Jews). It is a war we must win.” Something to ruminate upon as madmen, such as Iran’s president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad continue to pursue their global nuclear ambitions.


Curse You Brown Baron!

By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

Hat Tip: Atlas Shrugs

And Obama would start shooting from his Sopwith Camel if he had any ammo left and could figure out how to aim it… Yes, the Coakley campaign is now so full of bullet holes and blowing oil smoke – so obviously and grievously injured that it is about to go down into enemy territory in flames. The Brown Baron wins once again… Heh…

Jim at Gateway Pundit:

It was his usual talk. He bashed the productive people in America and pushed redistribution. Elitist Obama also bashed Scott Brown for driving a truck.

The venue holds 3,000 but only 2,000 to 2,500 showed up… including the abortion protesters.

From: Atlas Shrugs – UPDATE: Fitzpatrick sends another picture from inside the hall, and comments: “If the Brown campaign were worried that they wouldn’t fill the hall then they needn’t have. It is standing room only and the hall management is concerned about OVERcrowding.”

From: Atlas Shrugs – I like the “Whole World Is Watching” sign at the lower left. Yep. And sometimes via cellphone pics.

It’s pretty darn grim when as President of the United States you can’t even fill a hall of 3,000 in Boston – much less Coakley rallying enough support to fill a thimble. And at a University no less. I’m sure Obama was pining like a Norwegian Blue Parrot for his teleprompter who seems to have hightailed it for the hills in the video above. Looks like the Tea Party movement has come home, huh Obama? And we are just warming up…

From Instapundit:

A REPORT FROM THE SCOTT BROWN RALLY AT WORCESTER: “It’s an absolute mob scene. The police have closed off the streets. It’s mind blowing. The hall is already full, and it holds 3,000 people. There may be another 1,000 people outside.”

If this is an indication of Tuesday, Coakley may be toast and good riddance. One patriot elected – check… One fascist down – check… Lots more to go.


Nevada News & Views – January 15, 2010

By: Chuck Muth
Nevada News and Views


  • More Negro-gate Fallout (Michael Zahara) – Harry Reid will lose in November and take the Democratic ticket down with him. It’s too late to drop out too as Harry Reid has already completely destroyed the Dem ticket for 2010, regardless of what he does now.
  • Why Is GOP Candidate Elizabeth Halseth Blocking Me On Twitter? (The Anon Guy) – I was looking at Twitter the other day and realized that I hadn’t seen anything this month from Elizabeth Halseth, one of the Nevada 2010 candidates I follow. I checked my list and figured she must have accidentally fallen off, a Twitter glitch perhaps, but when I went to re-follow I discovered the above. I was blocked by the Republican candidate for AD-13.
  • Welcome 2010 (Lorraine Bono-Hunt) – Nevada’s small businesses who have managed to survive the great recession of 2009 are now facing in 2010, the continued challenges of decreasing income with increased expenses.
  • We Protest (Paul Jacob) – You don’t need to commit violence to conduct a large, effective public protest of perceived injustice. The many Tea Party demonstrations against our federal government’s latest socialist excesses prove that. But what if violent and nonviolent protests are equated in the minds of peace keepers?
  • Obama: The First President Owned by Unions (Wayne Allyn Root) – There was never going to be a heavy tax on high value “Cadillac” health insurance policies. That was just a smokescreen. That was just a “placeholder” until Obama could come up with taxes on business owners to replace it. Under Obama, it is always the “rich” who will pay.

Click here to read these stories at the Nevada News & Views site!


Which of these Republican candidates would have the best chance of beating Harry Reid next November?

  • John Chachas
  • Chuck Kozack
  • Sharron Angle
  • Sue Lowden
  • Mark Amodei
  • Robin Titus
  • Danny Tarkanian
  • Bill Parson

No, Mike Wiley is not an option. We have standards here!

To cast your vote in today’s online survey, click here!


  • Times & Seasons, a popular Mormon blog, named Harry Reid “Mormon of the Year” yesterday. The blog also named Tiger Woods “Husband of the Year” and Bernie Madoff “Financial Adviser of the Year.” President Barack Obama, of course, ran away with the “Light-Skinned African-American Politician without a Negro Dialect of the Year” award.
  • Yesterday, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Sue Lowden joined conservative members of Congress and other conservative candidates across the country in signing a pledge promising that, if elected, she will “sponsor and support legislation to repeal any federal health care takeover in 2010.” Fellow Republican challengers Sharron Angle and Danny Tarkanian followed shortly thereafter. Candidate Mike Wiley, campaigning on Rura Penthe, was unavailable for comment.
  • Gov. Jim Gibbons yesterday suggested that maybe, just maybe, Nevada might want to drop out of the federal Medicaid program, a program reporter Ed Vogel describes as providing “free health care to more than 233,000 Nevadans.” Problem is, it’s not “free.” Taxpayers pay this bill. It’s HUGE. And it’s getting even bigger. And could soon bankrupt the state. Therefore, it’s absolutely prudent and responsible to explore options. Good call, Governor.
  • Went to the UNLV basketball game Wednesday night. Was introduced to President Neil Smatresk and Chancellor Dan Klaich. Nice guys. Rebels won. However, both men went all Chicken Little again yesterday over absolutely necessary additional budget cuts. Smatresk said such cuts would throw higher ed into a “death spiral,” while Klaich said we should be “outraged that this is happening to our educational system because we are seeing the future of our state down the river.” I don’t think these guys realize just how counter-productive this never-ending whining really is to their cause.
  • Just to reinforce this point about Chancellor Klaich and President Smatresk, the front page of today’s Business section in the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that retail sales dropped again in December, that the number of bankruptcies in Nevada has gone through the roof, that the number of newly laid off employees nationally jumped an additional 11,000 last week, and that Clark County lost 20,000 construction jobs in 2009. Tell me again how many university system employees were laid off last year?
  • Republican State Sen. Warren Hardy – who voted for $1 billion worth of tax hikes last year and then resigned his seat to become a full-time lobbyist – needs to be replaced by the Clark County Commission before the start of any special sessions to deal with the ongoing budget problems. Jon Ralston reports that tax-happy RINO Joe Hardy – the last remaining Republican in the state Assembly who voted FOR the 2003 “Mother of All Tax Hikes” – has the inside track. Bad news for beleaguered taxpayers.
  • Tibi Ellis, Republican candidate in the swing Assembly District 5 race against Democrat incumbent Marilyn Dondero Loop, reports this morning that she has raised $35,000 for her campaign, a rather impressive figure for a challenger in an assembly race..and 78 times more than Nathan “Li’l Nate” Taylor raised for his own AD 13 race.
  • Former Clark County Recorder Fran Deane (R) was sentenced to five years probation for ripping off taxpayers while in office. Judge Valerie Vegas also ordered that Deane’s stuffed teddy bear be returned to her. Deane got off WAY too easy. She should be wearing pin-stripes..and I don’t mean playing for the Yankees.
  • And finally, conservatives nationwide will be losing one of the few true limited-government champions in Congress next year, as our friend and first First Friday VIP John Shadegg (R-Ariz.) announced his retirement on Thursday. Something tells me, however, that this will be far from the last that we’ll hear from John.


  • Gov. Jim Gibbons has inked a letter to Sen. Harry Reid urging the Senate Majority Leader to help get Nevada’s tourism economy rolling again by urging President Obama to issue a statement that would “publicly acknowledge that Las Vegas and all of Nevada is a wonderful place for business or pleasure and that Americans should visit and conduct business in Nevada.” Puts hyper-partisan Harry in a bit of a tough spot. Jon Ralston has the details and copy of the letter HERE
  • Karri Bragg of Citizen Outreach joined a group of 19 national and state organizations signing a letter addressed to the Federal Communications Commission opposing the push for ‘net neutrality,’ a sweet-sounding scheme to regulate the Internet industry. The full letter can be read HERE
  • U.S. Senate candidate Mark Amodei completed an important questionnaire being circulated by Gun Owners of Nevada. How’d he do? Check it out HERE
  • Assembly Speaker Barbara Buckley sent some rather unhelpful budget-balancing suggestions to Gov. Jim Gibbons a few days ago. The governor returned fire with a “fairly stinging response” of his own, which you can read HERE
  • Reno News & Review columnist John Barrette has some thoughtful thoughts on the death of the death tax HERE


“Sen. John Ensign this week conducted town halls in Reno and Las Vegas..(saying they) would be open, no holds-barred. . . . I suppose it all depends on what the definition of ‘open’ is.

“At both town halls, no one asked about Ensign’s scandalous behavior, which involved parental payoffs that perhaps should have been disclosed on federal forms and his possible conspiracy to help Doug Hampton get jobs and violate a cooling-off law. Ensign has refused to answer any of these questions.

“Isn’t it stunning that no one would have asked any of these questions at an ‘open’ town hall by the party now committed to openness? It would be if stories North and South didn’t point out that questions were screened by Ensign before people were allowed to ask them. And that permitted him to avoid any embarrassing comments and instead simply spew his talking points on health care.

“He won’t answer the tough questions because … he can’t, at least not without embarrassing or incriminating himself.”

Las Vegas Sun columnist Jon Ralston, 1/15/10


Financial News Update – 01/17/10


Saudi billionaire eyes new links with NEWS CORP

Jim Cramer: Brown Win Tuesday Causes Huge Stock Rally


California debt rating cut as cash crunch looms.

World Health Organization Eyeing Global Tax on Banking and Internet Activity

UK: Consumer Confidence Takes a Dive

US Jobless Rates to Stay High Until 2012

Barons of Wall Street to Face US Crisis Panel

Consumers Are Squeezed as Inflation Outpaces Wages

Obama Mortgage Relief Program Fails to Deliver


Send a thunderclap around the country!

From: Andrea Shea King and The Radio Patriot

Echoing what my sister Nina said on my radio show last Friday night, Boston radio show host Michael Graham also says he’s never seen anything like it.

I ran campaigns for six years, and I’ve been watching campaigns for years more, and I’ve never seen the “We’ve got to win this race” attitude from regular voters like I’m seeing for Scott Brown.

In a typical campaign, the hardest part is getting people to actually do things—show up at events, make phone calls, etc. They all talk a good game, but what you usually end up with is a hard core group of activists begging folks just to put a sign in their yards. That’s why money is so important—so campaigns can pay people to do the work. Even Obama had to use money to get his “community activist” campaign off the ground in early 2008.

Scott Brown is having the opposite problem. People are begging for stuff to do, and the campaign can’t keep up with the demand. On Saturday, driving between Ashland and Littleton, I saw more people displaying home made signs than printed ones.

“Home made signs?” I can’t tell you how astonishing that is to a paid political consultant. I was talking to a pal of mine still in the GOP political biz, and he was blown away.

There are home made Scott Brown signs all over this state. Some are magic marker on poster board, others are hand painted and carefully designed, but they all show the same thing: Brown’s voters are the most motivated voters I’ve ever seen in a campaign. Even more motivated than Obama voters a year ago.

Nina, her husband John, my Mom, and several members of my extended family reside in “Taxachusetts”. They are asking you to support Scott Brown for US Senate because they’ve lived under decades of Ted Kennedy’s socialist policies, and seen first hand what the liberal progressive agenda in Congress and the White House is rapidly doing to our country.

“For family and friends in Massachusetts, this Tuesday we have the chance to not just change the direction of Massachusetts, but we can change the direction of the presidency. We have the most wonderful opportunity to take back our country…” — Nina Clay

Even if you do not live in the Bay State, birthplace of the American Revolution, you might have family and friends who do. Please tell them why it’s so important to vote for limited government and against the destructive “change” of the Obama administration. And that a vote for Scott Brown is a vote against socialism and big government. The Kennedy era is over. It is the people’s seat. The result of this election WILL affect all of us. Scott Brown for US Senate.

Take a moment to watch this short clip. As the youngster says at its conclusion, a vote for Scott Brown means his father can keep his money!

Please tell folks you know all over the country. You never know who knows someone who’ll be voting in Massachusetts this Tuesday.

Update: Mudville Gazette – The Blue Mass


Links to Visit – 01/17/10

BlackFive – Rubicon Rescue – Mission Haiti

FirstRead – Michelle Obama talks fatherhood (Hat Tip: Kim Priestap)

Bob McCarty Writes – GITMO Detainee Reentry Academy Airs Radio Spot

Bob McCarty Writes – Report on Fort Hood Shootings a ‘Whitewash’

Idaho Press-Tribune – Local coalition urges immigration reform (Hat Tip: Carolyn Cooke)

Atlas Shrugs – Democrats Breaking the Law to Beat Brown: Three More Days Until We Rout the Fascists

Atlas Shrugs – The Pentagon Review of Fort Hood Jihad or Why The War is Lost


Atlas Shrugs – Schemer Schumer Proposing Legislation to Steal the Vote: Universal Voter

Atlas Shrugs – Obama Orders Lemmings to Troll Talk Radio for Health Care Disaster

The Mess That Greenspan Made – Goods producing vs. government jobs (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

The Guardian – ‘Even Charles Manson could beat him now’ (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

The Washington News Alert – Boehner Endorses States’ Rebellion Against a Gov’t Takeover of Health Care (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

Pierre Legrand’s Pink Flamingo Bar – How The Banking Crisis Got Traction…A Conflict of Interest

The Weekly Standard – Kirk Can’t Vote After Tuesday (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

Gateway Pundit – Report: Scott Brown Runs Out of Yard Signs & Pins …Update: Hundreds Rally for Scott Brown in Quincy (Video)

Gateway Pundit – Breaking: Joe Lieberman May Endorse Scott Brown

AP – Saudi billionaire eyes new links with NEWS CORP

TimesOnline – World misled over Himalayan glacier meltdown

Fox News – Kim Jong Il Calls for Stronger N. Korea Army


ObamaCare Shocker

by: Jay Printz at American Daughter

Recently decided tenth amendment cases support constitutional challenges to ObamaCare. Here is evidence that my battle in Printz v. United States was not in vain, as so many liberals would have you believe! From FOXNewsAn Obamacare Shocker:

….there’s another key provision in Obamacare that probably violates the Tenth Amendment: the state exchanges.

The Tenth Amendment went for so many years without being used to strike down any law that it came to be regarded as what is called a “dead letter” in the Constitution, meaning a provision that says some sort of obvious statement, but that isn’t actually used by the courts for anything.

Then, in the 1990s, the Supreme Court shocked the legal world by striking down two laws for violating the Tenth Amendment. The first was New York v. United States in 1992, where the Court struck down a federal law requiring states to pass state laws for the disposal of radioactive waste, and to issue regulations for implementing those laws. Then in Printz v. United States in 1997, the Court struck down a provision of the Brady Act—a federal gun-control law—that required state and local law enforcement to run background checks on handgun purchasers.

From these two cases emerged the anti-commandeering principle, holding that the Tenth Amendment forbids the federal government from commandeering—or ordering—any branch of state government to do anything. The states are sovereign and answer only to their voters, not to Washington, D.C.

Therein lies the problem for the Senate’s Obamacare bill. It requires each state to pass laws setting up a statewide non-profit insurance exchanges. It then requires the states to pass regulations for implementing those laws. And it further requires the states to dedicate staff and spend state money to administer those programs.

In most respects, this is a straight-out repeat of those 1992 and 1997 cases. The main difference is that Obamacare violates the anti-commandeering principle in a far more severe and egregious way than those previous laws ever did.

This is really stunning. If New York and Printz had been decided as far back as 1910, then maybe you could imagine Congress deciding to roll the dice with a completely new Supreme Court a century later. But these are recent cases with conservative outcomes, and the only difference is that the Court has become a bit more conservative then it was in the 1990s when it decided those two cases….

The only way the Dems can get around this is to drag out the constitutional challenges until Obama, in a second term as president, may have a chance to replace two conservative Supreme Court justices with liberals.

The American public must deny Obama a second term, and the certain destruction of states’ rights.

[Jay Printz is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Rifle Association; a 26-year veteran Montana Sheriff, retired in 1999; U.S. Marine and Vietnam combat veteran. He spent a dangerous year in Iraq in 2004-2005, serving as an advisor to Iraqi national security forces. He brought a successful U.S. Supreme Court challenge against the “Brady Law” in the landmark case, Printz v. United States.]