Clark Mountain Musings

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Don't believe what President Obama says... believe what he does

This page is prime evidence of that.

Note what the president SAYS about it's "competitors to challenge" in the top right hand corner.....
Now see what his "Fight the Smears" page DOES.... to it's "enemies to demonize".... to Stanley Kurtz...

along with this beaut....

Remember... believe what this man says, not what he does...

LINK to Gateway Pundit for the original story


Tuesday, December 22, 2009

A fool's lips bring him strife, and his mouth invites a beating.

Proverbs 18:6
View of the Asansor Tower in Izmir, Turkey.

Monday, December 21, 2009

No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.

Hebrews 12:11
View of Lake Van as seen from Aghtamar Island, Turkey.

Kinda feels like this after last nights... errr this early morning at 12:00 AM when the US Senate voted for cloture on the "health-care reform" bill. 12:00 AM????

Saturday, December 19, 2009

I denied myself nothing my eyes desired; I refused my heart no pleasure. My heart took delight in all my work, and this was the reward for all my labor. Yet when I surveyed all that my hands had done and what I had toiled to achieve, everything was meaningless, a chasing after the wind; nothing was gained under the sun.

Ecclesiastes 2:10-11
View of the Bosphorous, the "2nd bridge" is visible in the background. Istanbul (Constantinople).
President Barack Obama bows to the Japanese emperor. Talk about a bow... sheesh.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Blessed are they who keep his statutes and seek him with all their heart.

Psalm 119:2
View of the ancient gymnasium at Sardis.
Kinda sums it up for the old blowhard Joe Biden.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.

Ephesians 5:1-2
View of modern day Bergama, Turkey.
Watch the great Senator Al Franken sprint through the Senate chamber

saw this comedy gold yesterday (Sept 22) late afternoon on CSPAN 2. I almost feel embarassed for the obviously exuberant new Senator. Watch his colleagues as they view this unique event. Is he the President Pro Joker? It almost looks like he's running to tackle Chris Dodd.



One word... Awkward.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Defend the cause of the weak and fatherless; maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed. Rescue the weak and needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.

Psalm 82:3-4 (NIV)
The ruined Temple of Artemis in Ephesus. A riot ocurred here while Paul was preaching of The Way.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.

Ephesians 6:14-16 (NIV)
The Temple of Artemis is in the lower right corner, ancient Sardis, modern day Turkey.
Nothing like a mother's protection.
How Missouri Counties vote...

Here I present an analysis of every US Presidential election since 1860, which compares the two parties by Missouri county. It gives a good measure of the political leanings of each county and regions of the state. It also shows that the Show Me State rural counties have grown increasingly red through the years (despite the fact that they vote Democratic for local officials).


Average County Preference 1860 - 2008

The following map gives you an idea of how relatively Republican leaning or Democratic leaning each county has been over the past 148 years. A Republican win was assigned a 1 and a Democratic win was assigned a 2. A mean score was given to each county and is displayed on the legend. A 1.5 would be the ideal "swing" county.

Click here for a larger version of the above map (with counties labeled).

Click here for the text file of the data for this project.


16 Year Cycles 1868 - 2008

The next map displays the trends by county in 16 year increments (4 cycles) from 1868 to 2008. The values are the average percentage/party.

Note the increasing dark red color (strongly Republican) of counties in Missouri. Certainly the dark blue of traditionally strongly Democratic areas (such as the Bootheel/Southeast Ozarks, “Little Dixie”/Northeast Missouri) has lightened. St. Louis City seems to be the only area with has gone the opposite way and is now dark blue.

Click here for a larger version of the above map.


Individual Maps

The following maps present each 16 year cycle in sequential order.








Missouri Presidential Elections from 1860 to 2004

This video displays the results for each election cycle.

Monday, July 27, 2009

"Be very careful to keep the commandment and the law that Moses the servant of the LORD gave you: to love the LORD your God, to walk in all his ways, to obey his commands, to hold fast to him and to serve him with all your heart and all your soul."
Joshua 22:5
View of the Kestel Reservoir at Bergama as seen from the ancient Acropolis. Note the mediterranean scrub on the hills.
Watermelons watch the Toronto Blue Jays.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

My son, if you accept my words and store up my commands within you, turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding, and if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding, and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, then you will understand the fear of the LORD and find the knowledge of God.

Proverbs 2:1-5 (NIV)
View of the Acropolis in Pergamon, modern day Bergama.
It's a battle between the two major parties in Korea. Now this is rough and tumble politics.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, "Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you." So we say with confidence, "The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?"
Hebrews 13:5-6 (NIV)
View of the ancient Pergamon amphitheatre.

Does insurance/workers compensation cover accidents involved with "running with the bulls"?

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

There is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known. What you have said in the dark will be heard in the daylight, and what you have whispered in the ear in the inner rooms will be proclaimed from the roofs.
Luke 12:2-3 (NIV)
View of Bergama looking down from the Pergamon Acropolis.
Angry fan as Real Betis was relegated to the 2nd division.

Monday, July 06, 2009

If anyone says, "I love God," yet hates his brother, he is a liar. For anyone who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen.
1 John 4:20
View of Bergama from the Acropolis, Bergama is ancient Pergamon.
Ahmadi.. the mental and physical dwarf

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Jesus turned and saw her. "Take heart, daughter," he said, "your faith has healed you." And the woman was healed from that moment.
Matthew 9:22 (NIV)
View of the Necropolois at Hieropolis, Turkey.
Nothing much, just a bunch of concentric circles in the sky.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 6:23 (NIV)
View of the Necropolis (Cemetery) of Ancient Hieropolis, Turkey.
Freedom to the Iranian People, down with the Dictators!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Romans 15:13
View of the Pammukale formation, Turkey.
And so it begins... Freedom is on Fire in Fars.
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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

I delight greatly in the LORD; my soul rejoices in my God. For he has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.
Isaiah 61:10 (NIV)
View of the calcite formation at Pammukale. It's like an exterior cave. Evidence of the turbulent earth in Turkey (hot springs).
To Celebrate a Lakers Basketball Championship, "fans" steal Basketball shoes, how appropriate.