Tim York

life, liberty, and the pursuit of Jesus

Is Rollins scared of Urquhart?

Here is a recent email from Dave Anderson, communications director for Glen Urquhart.

Rollins Misrepresents the Facts
A recent commercial by the Michele Rollins campaign makes some disturbing allegations which need to be addressed.  The allegations are either a serious misunderstanding of the facts or a willful distortion of them.  I offer the best antidote which is the truth.
Myth:  Michele Rollins accused Glen Urquhart of profiting from land deals which benefited from his decisions on the National Capital Planning Commission.
Fact: When he worked for the Reagan White House, future Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts cleared all of Glen Urquhart’s investments of conflicts of interests, in reviewing Mr. Urquhart for appointment.
Fact:  Urquhart never bought the land in question in the Washington Post article and therefore did not benefit by owning it.
Fact:  That very same article noted that, to avoid even the appearance of conflict, Glen Urquhart recused himself from any action or even getting information on anything to do with the property he considered but did not buy.  He directed the agency staff in writing not to inform him of anything that could even be construed as insider information while he was considering buying it.
Fact: Saying The Washington Post ran an “entire article” attacking Glen Urquhart as the Rollins ad asserts, is untrue.  His name isn’t even mentioned until the middle of the second page.
Fact: The Washington Post made a habit of airing any allegation not favorable to a Reagan administration official.
Fact: The Post article contained a major factual error when it claimed that Mr. Urquhart owned the property next to the property under review.  Urquhart never owned the property.
Fact:  Mr. Urquhart merely rented an office in Dulles Airport.  He did not own land at the Airport as Rollins’ ad claimed.   He would not benefit from a rail system anymore than any other person, in fact it may have cost him more rent.  The Loudon County property, which the Post notes Mr. Urquhart owned before he took the chairmanship, was a farm 4 miles beyond where the rail line would have ended, if it was ever built.  And 25 years later it still hasn’t been built.  There is no factual basis for bringing up this 25 year old story and then distorting it.
Fact:  Michele Rollins had to go back 25 years to the era when the Washington Post attacked all Reagan Presidential Appointees to even find this flimsy attack.
Conclusion:  Considering the scrutiny given the commission if indeed Mr. Urquhart were misusing the commission there would have been ethics complaints or Congressional hearings in these cases.  The facts do not support the allegation.  It is a baseless allegation in conflict with the truth.  It is typical of this silly season of negative ads.
Please vote September 14th for Glen Urquhart in the Republican primary because he is the only candidate who has consistently addressed the issues of a crushing debt, a failed health care experiment, and flawed economic policies facing America and who has the lifetime of experience to enable him to act upon those concerns.
Respectfully,
David Anderson
Glen Urquhart for Congress
Communications Director/Press Secretary

Rollins Misrepresents the Facts

A recent commercial by the Michele Rollins campaign makes some disturbing allegations which need to be addressed.  The allegations are either a serious misunderstanding of the facts or a willful distortion of them.  I offer the best antidote which is the truth.Myth:  Michele Rollins accused Glen Urquhart of profiting from land deals which benefited from his decisions on the National Capital Planning Commission.Fact: When he worked for the Reagan White House, future Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts cleared all of Glen Urquhart’s investments of conflicts of interests, in reviewing Mr. Urquhart for appointment.Fact:  Urquhart never bought the land in question in the Washington Post article and therefore did not benefit by owning it.Fact:  That very same article noted that, to avoid even the appearance of conflict, Glen Urquhart recused himself from any action or even getting information on anything to do with the property he considered but did not buy.  He directed the agency staff in writing not to inform him of anything that could even be construed as insider information while he was considering buying it.Fact: Saying The Washington Post ran an “entire article” attacking Glen Urquhart as the Rollins ad asserts, is untrue.  His name isn’t even mentioned until the middle of the second page.Fact: The Washington Post made a habit of airing any allegation not favorable to a Reagan administration official.Fact: The Post article contained a major factual error when it claimed that Mr. Urquhart owned the property next to the property under review.  Urquhart never owned the property.Fact:  Mr. Urquhart merely rented an office in Dulles Airport.  He did not own land at the Airport as Rollins’ ad claimed.   He would not benefit from a rail system anymore than any other person, in fact it may have cost him more rent.  The Loudon County property, which the Post notes Mr. Urquhart owned before he took the chairmanship, was a farm 4 miles beyond where the rail line would have ended, if it was ever built.  And 25 years later it still hasn’t been built.  There is no factual basis for bringing up this 25 year old story and then distorting it.  Fact:  Michele Rollins had to go back 25 years to the era when the Washington Post attacked all Reagan Presidential Appointees to even find this flimsy attack.Conclusion:  Considering the scrutiny given the commission if indeed Mr. Urquhart were misusing the commission there would have been ethics complaints or Congressional hearings in these cases.  The facts do not support the allegation.  It is a baseless allegation in conflict with the truth.  It is typical of this silly season of negative ads.
Please vote September 14th for Glen Urquhart in the Republican primary because he is the only candidate who has consistently addressed the issues of a crushing debt, a failed health care experiment, and flawed economic policies facing America and who has the lifetime of experience to enable him to act upon those concerns.

Respectfully,
David AndersonGlen Urquhart for CongressCommunications Director/Press Secretary

New Lyrics

thoughts running around in my head
like kids who don’t want to go to bed
time to slow down
and smell the roses

i talk to myself but don’t know what i’ve said
keep talking and talking til my voice is dead
time to slow down
and all i know is

i need to take it easy
take it slow
take a deep breath
and let it go
make the time last
it goes by way to fast

its time to slow down
thoughts running around in my head
like kids who don’t want to go to bed
time to slow down
and smell the roses

i talk to myself but don’t know what i’ve said
keep talking and talking til my voice is dead
time to slow down
and all i know is

i need to take it easy
take it slow
take a deep breath
and let it go
make the time last
it goes by way to fast

its time to slow down

Simple song, powerful message!

Here is a great animation to go along with a great song.  Watch and Listen!

Tolerance or Conquest?

Tolerance or Conquest? You Decide.

Muslim groups are proposing a 13-story $100 million mosque in the most prominent spot in America – the heart of downtown New York City near the World Trade Center site.
Is this mosque a sign of America’s tolerance, or is it a sign of Muslim conquest?
The past may hold answers:
In 630, Muhammad led 10,000 Muslim soldiers into Mecca and turned the pagans’ most prominent spot, the Ka’aba, into the Masjid al-Haram Mosque.
In 634, Rightly Guided Caliph Umar conquered Syria and turned the Christians’ most prominent spot, the Church of Job, famous for being visited by Saint Silva in the fourth century, into the Mosque of Job.
In 637, Caliph Umar conquered Hebron and turned the second-most prominent spot in Judaism, the Cave of the Patriarchs, into the Ibrahimi Mosque. (This was repeated by Saladin in 1188.)
In 638, Muslim generals Amr ibn al-As and Khalid ibn al-Walid conquered Gaza and turned the prominent fifth-century Byzantine church into the Great Mosque of Gaza.
In 638, Caliph Umar conquered Jerusalem. In 691, Caliph Al-Malik ordered the Dome of the Rock built on the most prominent spot in Judaism, the Temple Mount, followed by Caliph Al-Walid building the Al-Aqsa Mosque there in 705.
In 651, Muslims conquered Persia and turned Zoroastrian temples in Bukhara and Istakhr into mosques.
In 706, after Muslims took Damascus from the Byzantine Empire, Caliph Al-Walid turned the prominent Orthodox Church of St. John the Baptist into the Umayyad Mosque.
In 710, Gen. Muhammad bin Qasim conquered Pakistan, defiled the prominent Sun Temple in Multan, which house the great idol “sanam,” and erected a mosque.
Get this fascinating history of Islam and the United States: Bill Federer’s “What Every American Needs to Know About the Quran”
In 784, after the conquest of Spain, Emir Abd ar-Rahman turned the prominent Visigothic Christian Church of Saint Vincent into the Great Aljama Mosque of Cordoba.
After the conquest of Egypt, Caliphs al-Mamun (813-833) and al-Hakim (996–1021) turned prominent Coptic Christian churches and Jewish synagogues in Cairo into mosques.
In 831, Muslims conquered Palermo, Sicily, and Asad ibn al-Furat turned the prominent Church of Saint Mary of the Assumption into the Great Mosque of Bal’harm.
In 1193, Muslims conquered Delhi, India, and Qutbuddin Aibak turned the Red Citadel in Dhillika, the most prominent spot of the last Hindu rulers, into the Qutb Minar Mosque.
From 1250-1517, Mamluk Muslims controlled the Golan Heights and used the ancient Synagogue of Katzrin as a mosque.
In 1387, Turkish Muslims conquered Thessaloniki and turned the Katholikon Monastery and the Church of Aghia Sophia, which housed the relics of Saint Gregorios Palamas, into mosques, as Symeon of Thessaloniki recorded:
“The greatest number of the buildings of the churches fell to them, of which the first was the Holy Church of the Savior. … These were trampled underfoot and the infidels rejoiced in them. … Most of the religious buildings in the city were despoiled, while altars were demolished and sacred things profaned.”
On May 29, 1453, Sultan Mehmet II conquered Constantinople and turned the great Byzantine church, Hagia Sophia, into the Ayasofya Mosque. The largest church in Christendom for a thousand years, the church’s four acres of gold mosaics were covered with whitewash and Quran verses.
In 1458, Sultan Mehmet II conquered Athens and turned the Greeks’ most prominent spot, the Parthenon on Acropolis hill, into a mosque. When Venetian Gen. Francesco Morosini drove the Muslims out in 1687, a cannonball hit the gunpowder stored in the mosque, blowing it up.
In the 15th century, Ottoman invaders turned Saint Clement’s Macedonian Orthodox Monastery in Plaosnik, Balkans, into the Imater Mosque.
From 1519-1858, Muslim Mughal rulers gained control of India and turned over 2,000 Hindu temples into mosques, including demolishing the Temple of Ram Janmabhoomi in Ayodhya, the birthplace of Rama, and replacing it with the Babri Mosque.
India’s Mughal Muslim ruler, Jahangir (1605-1627), wrote in Tujuk-i-Jahangiri:
“At the city of Banaras a temple. … I made it my plea for throwing down the temple … and on the spot, with the very same materials, I erected the great mosque.”
In 1543, Hayreddin Barbarossa’s 30,000 Muslim troops wintered in Toulon, France, and turned the prominent Toulon Cathedral into a mosque.
In 1570, under Sultan Selim II Khan, Muslims conquered Paphos, Cyprus, and Gov. Mehmet Bey Ebubkir turned the prominent Christian church into the Great Mosque of Paphos.
In 1571, Muslims invaded Famagusta, Cyprus, and turned Saint Nicolas Cathedral, a rare Gothic church, into the Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque, and Saint Sophia Cathedral in Nicosia, constructed in 1228, into the Selimiye Mosque.
In 1588, Sultan Murat III turned the Eastern Orthodox Church of Saint John the Forerunner in Constantinople into the Hirami Ahmet Pasha Mosque.
In 1781, after having conquered the Old City of Acre, Ottoman Muslims turned the Roman Catholic church built by Crusaders into the Jezzar Ahmet Pasha Mosque, where a hair from Muhammad’s beard is preserved.
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In 1923, Muslims expelled Greeks from Turkey and turned Orthodox churches into mosques.
In World War II, Nazis allied with Bosnians and turned the prominent Artists’ Gallery Museum in Zagreb, Croatia, into a mosque.
In the 1950s, Muslims expelled Jews from Arab lands and turned synagogues into mosques.
Algerian Muslims warred against French colonial rule till France pulled out in 1962, after which the Cathedral of St. Philippe was turned into the Ketchaoua Mosque. Violence against Jews caused 30,000 to flee and the Great Synagogue of Oran was turned into the Mosque Abdellah Ben Salem.
In 1974, Turkish Muslims invaded northern Cyprus, and prominent Greek Orthodox churches were turned into mosques.
In 1981, Muslim immigrants to the Netherlands converted Amsterdam’s historic Catholic Sint-Ignatiuskerk into the Fatih Mosque, and a synagogue in The Hague into the Aksa Mosque.
On Sept. 11, 2001, Muslim terrorists attacked the most prominent spot in America, the World Trade Center. In less than 10 years, the number of mosques in New York City has skyrocketed to over 140.
In light of history, reasonable citizens have a right to question if the mosque proposed at Ground Zero is a sign of America’s tolerance, or a sign of Muslim conquest?

Alone (via Scott and Lisa Hobbs)

Here is some great insight from Pastor Scott Hobbs. It is not good for a man to be alone. It is all about community!

Alone So Lisa takes our our children and a few of their friends on a trip for a few days here before school starts.  I hate being home by myself so I went and had dinner with two of my friends before heading home.  I found myself sitting up last night in the empty house going out of my mind.  Yeah, I had prayed, read, watched TV, tried talking with the dog, but I was completely aware of my "aloneness".  In those moments I want to feel kind of guilty be … Read More

via Scott and Lisa Hobbs

Lyrics

Here are some new lyrics:

Oh God I give you all of me
I run to you
Like the river runs to the sea

Let the fire burn like never before
Let it consume me
More and more and more

I want to be free from me and full of You.

Good News, Bad news

This is a great sermon by a guy named Pete Wilson. He delivered a wonderful story about Joseph and how God is in control but sometimes the details, as we see them, can be a little scary. Please check it out here.

http://www.newspring.cc/series/pete-wilson/plan-b/

new music.

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Hanging out at the Shorebirds game.  Beautiful night!  Thank you God for some cooler weather.

Dave Matthews, Faith and “What are we doing?” (via to know all are worth considering)

Thank you Mike for sharing this. I hope more people find this article, read it, and take it to heart. You will conform to God’s plans He will not conform to yours.

Dave Matthews, Faith and "What are we doing?" I have been watching a great interview with Dave Matthews on Studio Q. Dave talks about the Dave Matthews Band’s latest record, Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King, but talks about his songs, his perspectives on treating others fairly and believing in God. He explains God as a kind of “failed experiment” from the perspective of having God take care of us and God as somewhat of a “dangerous idea” from being used as an excuse for “not doing anything … Read More

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