Mosie ListerThis week’s article features one of, if not the best, Southern Gospel Music song-writer of all time. His name is Mosie Lister. Mosie was born September 8, 1921, in Cochran, Georgia. He learned to read music almost as soon as he learned to read. At the age of 12 he begin taking violin lessons and this helped Mosie develop his ear for music. As a teenager he began to hear songs in his mind and also begin to put these ideas on paper. After high school he attempted to get into the country music field and shifted his violin lessons to country fiddle and guitar. He soon became a top-ranked fiddle player winning almost every contest he entered.

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Changing the Electorate - Part 1

President Barack Obama’s poll num-bers are in a steep dive. According to the Rasmussen Daily Presidential Tracking Poll on December 13, only 23 percent of American voters strongly approve of his job performance. Strong disapproval is registered by a whopping 42 percent. Rasmussen’s Presidential Approval Index has fallen to a record low of –19. Overall, 47 percent of voters somewhat approve of the President’s performance, down from a lofty 65 percent during his first days in office. A majority, 53 percent, now disapproves, but it is the shattering 42 percent indicating strong disapproval that demonstrates the ferocity of voter discontent with his policies and proposed legislative agenda. This is an early indication of a potentially high turnout of anti-Obama voters versus a weak turnout of pro-Obama voters, unless political sentiments change dramatically by the 2010 elections. Among the crucial unaffiliated or independent voters, Obama is racking up a catastrophic 49 percent strong disapproval rating compared to only 21 percent strong approval.

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For months now we have been hearing from the Democrats that we need a comprehensive health care reform, that the American people want this and that it will save money.  Now we are hearing that it will actually reduce the deficit by some three-quarters of a trillion dollars over time...that period of time I'm not quite sure about, but having seen government in action I can guarantee it will not reduce the deficit.  Listening to the Senator's (Reid's) comments at the press briefing this afternoon I felt myself in the position that Congressman Joe Wilson from South Carolina succumbed to when he shouted "Liar" as the President spoke on the health care bill earlier.

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The United States, the United Nations, the European Union, and virtually the entire world are pressuring Israel for a "Two State Solution" to the Israeli-Palestinian Arab conflict. But former Israeli MK and Minister of Tourism, Binyamin "Benny" Elon, contends that what they are really calling for is not a "Two State Solution," but rather a "Three State Solution." His opinions are printed in a book entitled, "God's Covenant with Israel."

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Isaacs
This week’s article features the Isaacs, a family group that has traveled for over 30 years, are based out of LaFollette, TN. Current group members are Lily Isaacs, Ben Isaacs, Sonya Isaacs, John and Rebecca (Isaacs) Bowman. They have a unique style that marries bluegrass harmonies and instrumentation with modern southern gospel lyrics.

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Ask most Texans the meaning of the word potential and they will say, “It means you ain’t done nothing yet.”  It may not be eloquent but what it lacks in eloquence it makes up for in accuracy.  Merriam-Webster may have said it better defining potential as, “existing in possibility or capable of development into actuality,” but the meaning is the same.

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Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu surprised the world recently by announcing his government's willingness to allow a Palestinian state to exist alongside Israel. But not surprisingly he attached several conditions to his offer. And not surprisingly, the Palestinians quickly and totally rejected them all.

The conditions include recognizing Israel as a Jewish state, Jerusalem's remaining the undivided capital of Israel, the disarming and dismantling of the Palestinian terrorist groups, the demilitarization of a new Palestinian state, the retaining of the Jewish so-called "settlements," and the dis-allowing of Arab so-called "refugees" to return and reside in the Jewish state.

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