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Jeremiah 17:7-8
7 "Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, and whose hope is the LORD.
8 For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters, which spreads out its roots by the river, and will not fear when heat comes; but its leaf will be green, and will not be anxious in the year of drought, nor will cease from yielding fruit.

Matthew 24:4-8
4 And Jesus answered and said to them: "Take heed that no one deceives you.
5 "For many will come in My name, saying, 'I am the Christ,' and will deceive many.
6 "And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
7 "For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places.
8 "All these are the beginning of sorrows.

Daschle Bites the Dust

When Daschle tried to get the BO admin to give his $$ source a job, it was just too much

Another BO Administration Nominee Bites the Dust
Nancy Killefer failed to pay employment taxes on household help, withdraws her candidacy to be chief performance officer

Hot Air - CHANGE We Can Believe In?  Is Just Another Slogan     
2-3-09  NY Times - by Peter Baker
Is Obama changing the way Washington works or just changing which political party works it?

BO Began Presidency With Highest Initial Approval Ratings Since JFK
But how quickly the tide can turn, 14 days later, his numbers drop.

BO's Ethical Commitment Which He Made On His First Day In Office

On BO's Second Day In Office, He Breaks His Own Ethics Committment
So much for BO's Strength of Character, is anyone surprised

PROMISES, PROMISES: No lobbyists at Whitehouse, except ...   2-2-09  Yahoo News - By CHARLES BABINGTON, Associated Press
While campaigning for the Democratic presidential nomination, BO's statement re lobbyists: "I don't take a dime of their money, and when I am president, they won't find a job in my White House."

BO's Cabinet Member Selections        Dashle's Apology        Geithner's Apology
With his first 14 days in office, BO has shown he is exceptional at selecting cabinet members . . . who are excellent at making apologies.

"World financial markets are in a great state of disarray.”  
1-29-09  Bloomberg News
People worldwide are “depressed and traumatized” to see their life savings, including homes and pension funds, said Rupert Murdoch at press briefing in Davos, Switzerland, today.
“The crisis is getting worse."

Economic woes at heart of French strike:     1-29-09   BBC
. . . strikes called in nearly 80 towns and cities and demonstrations planned in 200 others.

World Economic Forum descended into confrontation:
1-29-09   Times online
. . . international labour leaders launch a withering attack on the 1,400 business executives and 41 heads of government at Davos, Switzerland Summit.

Barack Obama Omits Mention of Life in Declaration Cite in Inaugural Speech
Is anyone surprised? When Chief Justice Roberts performed the second "Oath of Office" after botching the first oath, the formality of the President placing his hand on a bible was discarded. No Bible was used.

Unemployment Rate by State:     as of December 2008
Unemployment Rate by State:     as of November 2008