Understanding Our Times: The Best of 2008

Tune in this week for a best of program you won’t want to miss!  What are the best top ten moments from 2008?  Tune in and find out.  Perhaps your favorite clip will be played.  You’ll be able to hear interviews with people such as Chuck Balwdin, Alan Keyes and Bob Barr.  If you are new to our program, this would be a great opportunity to get caught up on an entire year in only 30 minutes!

Broadcast – Understanding Our Times

Website – http://www.blogtalkradio.com/understandingourtimes

Time – Saturday, January 3, at 6:00 pm EST/5:00pm CST

Length – 30 Minutes  

You can join us live Saturday evening at 6:00 pm EST, or download the broadcast in mp3 format at a time more convenient for you.

“Understanding Our Times” is an interactive, live Internet talk-radio show that focuses on current events from a distinctly Biblical worldview. Host Kevin Thompson offers listeners timely discussion of meaningful issues with a variety of different guests each week. Callers are encouraged to call (347) 945-7171 to listen or ask questions. The stream and archives are available at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/understandingourtimes. The show is live every Saturday evening at 6:00 p.m. Eastern/ 3:00 p.m. PT. The show is hosted on BlogTalkRadio.


Buchanan and Blagojevich

I have to admit, this whole situation with Rod Blagojevich is troubling.  Everybody is calling for impeachment.  However, here is the problem – the man has not been convicted of anything.  Whatever happened to the idea of “presumed innocent before being proved guilty.”  Has anyone actually heard these recordings everyone has been talking about?  As for Harry Reid promising not to seat Blago’s senate appointment – on what grounds?  Blago is the acting governor and Burris meets all the Constitutional requirements for the office of US Senator.  Sorry, Senator Reid, but you have no ground to stand on. 

Personally, I think Blagojevich is guilty as sin.  But I cannot prove that.  I think he should be impeached – as soon as credible evidence can be found.  Perhaps the impeachment counsel can do just that.  We’ll see.  I would love to see this guy get exactly what he deserves – as long as it is what he deserved and done according to the law.

Anyway, Pat Buchanan has a great column on this subject.  it is well worth the read.

But who is truly showing hubris here? And under what authority and with what justification would Reid deny Burris his seat?

There is not the slightest hint Burris did anything unethical or illegal to win this appointment. Nor is there any doubt as to Gov. Blagojevich’s right to make the appointment. He is still governor of Illinois. He has not been convicted of anything. And he not only has the right but an obligation to carry out his duties, one of which is to appoint candidates to fill empty seats in the U.S. Senate.

As for Burris, his qualifications are surely superior to those of Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg, whom Democrats have been pounding New York Gov. David Paterson to appoint to Hillary Clinton’s seat.

Read the whole article here.