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CNN Airs Presidential False Start Live; Network Calls Mistake

CNN aired President Bush false-starting his immigration speech from the Oval Office on Monday night. _______________________

No matter our political leanings, it serves our country poorly to blatantly broadcast President Bush in a confused and demeaning light. A technical fluke, this picture should never have been released, and it is to their credit that no other network did so: Only CNN chose to release the video.

The Old Testament records an occasion when Israel was at war with the Amalekites. At long as their leader, Moses, was able to hold up his hand, Israel prevailed. "But Moses' hands were heavy; and they took a stone, and put it under him, and he sat thereon; and Aaron and Hur stayed up his hands, the one on the one side, and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun." Exodus 17:12

We would do well to hold up the hands of President Bush and to refuse to cast him in a demeaning light. We must pray for him, for all our leaders and for our country. Without question, this is a perilous moment in history–we stand vulnerable and exposed. We are well advised to lay aside party differences and strive for the good of America; indeed for the safety and well-being of the world.

God bless America. Land that I love. Stand beside Her, and guide Her through the night with the light from above.
From the mountains to the prairie. To the oceans white with foam.
God bless America, my home, sweet home. God bless America, my home, sweet home.

Tags: President+Bush, CNN, immigration, speech, oval+office,

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By Shirley Buxton

Still full of life and ready to be on the move, Shirley at 81 years old feels blessed to have lots of energy and to be full of optimism. She was married to Jerry for 64 years, and grieves yet at his death in August of 2019. They have 4 children, 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren...all beautiful and highly intelligent--of course. :)

13 replies on “CNN Airs Presidential False Start Live; Network Calls Mistake”

Hi Shirley!

Glad you’re back! We always look forward to your insightful posts.

Helen was a little concerned–she is a kind and lovely soul πŸ™‚

Have a wonderful weekend.



Berean, thank you for the great posts. I didn’t comment right away for I was out of town. Although I had internet connection, it was through a router in another building. Often didn’t work–just frustrated me!


Log in. Go to my dahboard. Select manage. Select comments. Then you can edit or delet from any comment,just like I did to Awakened Warrior, who beagan to call me names, when I refused to think like him and plan an all out attack on Muslims.

And I’m glad I didn’t offend you because I like you a lot. Love, Helen


Helen, no you didn’t offend me. I have been out of town attending a conference and could not post–been home only an hour or so.

Anybody? How do I delete comments? I don’t want foul language as in post 6 on my site?



I would hardly rate what you said as offensive! Honest, but not offensive πŸ™‚

Agreement is often good, but other viewpoints are what truly grow us. I grow daily (which means yesterday I was wrong, someone was kind enough to point it out, and since I have changed position…OR…I was right, someone challenged me, and strengthened my faith or position.)

If people just want agreement or affirmation, then they need to turn off the comment feature on their blogs. Shirley does not strike me as that kind of individual. πŸ™‚

Jude 1:2 Mercy unto you, and peace, and love, be multiplied.




I noticed you didn’t post anything today. If I upset you, please accept my appology. This isn’t about hating someone, it’s about believing someone else could do a better job as an elected official. And if you would prefer that I din’t comment, just say so, and I won’t. Love, Helen


I hate president bush  u no and i HE IS LIKE BLAHH BLAHH BLAHH AND CONGRATS U HAVE NOW OVA 9000 HITS


Hi Shirley!

Love politics and have run a political blog at for some time. Prior to that it was an email newsletter of a circulation of about 300. Taught political science in the Penn State system. Say all this to indicate that I know a tiny bit about politics.

I am also a Christian. When President Bush ran in the primaries I warned other Christians about him. I did not speak evil of him, just pointed out that he was not a conservative — that he was a global socialist like his father. President Bush has pretty much governed the way he said he would, it is Christian Conservatives that refused to listen to him during the primaries, and supported his nomination–thus the feeling of betrayal.

Point one concerning the post:

In response to what you write and also a kind note to Helen Losse as Christians we always have to conduct ourselves as such. Given this, we are forbidden to speak evil or disrespectfully of dignitaries:

2Peter 2:10 But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise government. Presumptuous [are they], selfwilled, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities.

This includes anyone who has the mantle of government from Saddam Hussein to President Clinton.

This does not mean that we have to agree with anything they do or say. God has laid out specific guidelines that we are to follow when speaking of leaders.

Jude 1:9 Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee.

The problem is that Christians have largely lost their self-respect, therefore they are quick to disrespect others.

Point 2 concerning the post and Helen’s comment:

1 Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.
2 Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.
3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same:

George Bush, Bill Clinton, Ted Kennedy, Hitler, you name them, they are where they are because they were ordained of God to be there. Does that mean that they are good people? Not necessarily, but all leaders are put into their position by God to ultimately accomplish His will.

Acts 4:27 For of a truth against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the people of Israel, were gathered together,

Here we see that even Herod and Pontius Pilate were annointed and ordained to carry out the very act of Christ’s crucifixion.

Now these concepts are hard to swallow, but they are truth and based on the sovereign and absolute will of God. If most Christians today (and many can’t) could come to the realization that God is in control, that everything is going to go according to His will, then they will be able to relax and find peace in knowing that:

1Thessalonians 5:18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

Sermon over πŸ™‚


P.S. Helen, I popped by your blog. A LOT of material! Looking forward to reading it and making acquaintance!



What has he done that is positive? I don’t hate him, but he is unfit to lead our nation. My prayer is that he won’t do any more harm than he already has. You are certainly free to delete this. It’s your blog. But there are Christians who belive the man is an oaf.


Dan, I can’t understand the hate that so many people seem to have for President Bush. He gets credit for absolutely nothing that is positive, and is immediately castigated for all that goes wrong. I certainly don’t agree with his position on everything–especially the borders–think he should be tougher on it. But he is our President, and we should have respect for him.

Thank you for reading and commenting.


Good point. Sometimes I wonder if CNN isn’t out to paint Bush in the worst possible light and keep writing it off as a “technical issue”. Either way I think it could only hurt them rather than Bush.


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