July 2004

Swift Boat Vets Tell Truth about Kerry

by Steve Ray on July 31, 2004

John Kerry has been using this photo of his Swift Boat crew to help his campaign and show what a great military man he was. But his fellow “Swift Boat Vets for Truth” have come out vocally denouncing Kerry. Click here to see the revealing photo.

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My Grandson Attacked by a Squirrel

by Steve Ray on July 28, 2004

Yesterday my son Jesse and his wife Anna came over to preview our newly finished DVD “Paul, Contending for the Faith” which will be released September 1. Earlier in the day I had caught a squirrel who was chewing up our bird seed storage bin. I held the squirrel captive until my grandchildren arrived. Joshua was quite excited. He watched the squirrel until we were ready to let him go. I opened the cage reached in and the squirrel went crazy.

He leapt out of the cage, hit my chest and launched himself over to my 85 year old father. He landed on my dad for a split second before leaping again, this time landing right on poor Joshua’s face. He is only 1 1/2 years old and when the squirrel used his face for a launching pad off the porch, poor Josh was quite terrified. The picture (below left) is of Josh with his bandaid covering the “boo boo”. He was a good sport and is quite good at making the squirrel sound, and very interested is squirrels now, I think. When I catch the squirrel again this week I am taking him to a taxidermist and Josh will have a stuffed squirrel for Christmas!

Life as a grandfather is very exciting and I love every minute of it. By the way, below right is a picture of me holding Josh’s new sister, Maria Faustina Ray.

       

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When Will Arafat Leave?

by Steve Ray on July 28, 2004

Arab World Figures Call on Arafat to “Pack His Bags” 

Editors, writers, and political commentators throughout the Arab world have stepped up their calls on Arafat to step aside, holding him responsible for widespread corruption and disasters that have plagued the Palestinians over the past three decades, THE JERUSALEM POST reported. Dr. Ibrahim Hamami, a Palestinian writer living in London, has joined the chorus of Arafat critics in one of the most scathing attacks yet on the PA chairman.

Hamami, in an open letter to Arafat published on the Palestinian Web site Falasteen, urged Arafat to pack his bags and leave together with all his “corrupt cronies.” Hamami said Arafat’s “disastrous” policies have led the Palestinians from one catastrophe to another. “Tens of thousands of Palestinians have been killed in Lebanon and Jordan and now in Palestine because of your systematic corruption ever since you came to power in 1968,” he added, addressing Arafat.

Veteran Palestinian legislator Hanan Ashrawi called on Arafat to end his “one-man show” in the PA and warned of more unrest in Gaza as weapons flow into the Strip. “As long as he controls the security forces, he is breaking the fundamental law,” Ashrawi, a prominent Palestinian Christian, said in an interview in the Swiss newspaper SonntagsBlick. “We should put this one-man-show behind us,” Ashrawi said. “Instead of talking about (individual) people, we should at last be talking about institutions and laws.”

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You have to WATCH this Video

July 21, 2004

Political Parody of Bush and Kerry. It is pretty funny. Click here.

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I Blush to Post this Here!

July 18, 2004

It is very flattering but also a bit embarrassing to post on my Blog, but here it goes. Janet and I were at the Phoenix airport and bought the Arizona Republic newspaper. We were reading it while waiting and couldn’t believe what we found in the Business Section. The article was entitled “Steve Ray Runs [...]

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My Campaign Slogan for 2004

July 13, 2004

Flush the Johns in 2004 I received this in an E-mail today about John Kerry and John Edwards. It will become my slogan for the election. Does anyone know if it’s on a bumper sticker yet? If so, e-mail me at sray@me.com and let me know.

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The Fence in Israel

July 9, 2004

Stats Show Anti-Terrorism Fence Highly Effective The anti-terrorism fence being built between Israel and the West Bank is saving lives every single day, MA’ARIV reported. Security sources note that a close examination of the statistics of terrorist attacks in the northern West Bank prior to the construction of the fence there, and similar stats following [...]

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Adventures of St. Paul

July 8, 2004

What’s it like to dangle in a spinning basket 3 stories above a busy street? I learned what Paul already knew. What’s it like to fall off a horse in the desert? I discovered what Paul already did. What’s it like to float on driftwood in the Mediterranean Sea. You guessed it. I experience a [...]

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Bishops say NO to Ratzinger

July 3, 2004

Cardinal Ratzinger wrote a letter to the American bishops about pro-abortion politicians and the Eucharist. Looks like our bishops refused to follow the “request“ of the Church’s chief theologian. to read the full story, click here.             Steve and family meet Cardinal Ratzinger

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Kerry Cited in Catholic Heresy Case

July 3, 2004

Julia Duin of the Washington Times has written about the new suit against Senator Kerry. It starts out:          A Catholic lawyer has filed heresy charges against Sen. John Kerry with the Archdiocese of Boston, accusing the Democratic presidential candidate of bringing “most serious scandal to the American public” by receiving Holy Communion as a [...]

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