Monday, August 30, 2010

Glenn Beck Christianity

LOVE HIM or hate him, there’s no denying the syndicated radio and Fox News host Glenn Beck, a Mormon, has become the de facto spokesman for conservative Christians in America.

But his “Restoring Honor” rally at the Lincoln Memorial yesterday shows that his call for political change has morphed into a call for revival:

Comments: I like Glenn Beck and I think he is right on in many areas. Glenn (may I call you Glenn?) has liberalism/progressivism nailed. He is right on in seeing our problems as spiritual in root. But the Mormon's Jesus is not a Christian one. Does that make a difference? Well, yes it does if you take the Bible literally (no God does not have feathers). The Bible does have metaphor within it but you know what I mean. So the more Glenn "preaches" the more cautious I get. Christian's are embracing a Glenn Beck theology with undiscerning fervor.

The PID interview mentioned above is worth a listen if you also are questioning the theology of our new and current "gospels".

You can dowload and listen to the program right here.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The Greatest Threat

Is this a Christian issue? I don't think so. Christians can be Christian anywhere but some places are tougher than others. It is a "what works" issue. We may want to not work and still have money but it doesn't work. Adults should know this. Some do not.

The War That Broke Us -- The Bush Deficits

American Thinker: Iraq: The War That Broke Us -- Not: "'It was under Mr Bush that the deficit spiralled out of control as we fought an unnecessary and endless $3,000bn war in Iraq...'
�- James Carville, the Financial Times."

When did Mr. Obama take over?

Monday, August 16, 2010

Those In Power

Yes, "those in power". In the U.S.A we liked to think of ourselves as not having a "ruling class". We don't need no stinking queen. But people love to be led and ruled it seems, so without much general complaint, we have gradually succumbed to a ruling class. Some of these "rulers" are in Congress, Presidential Cabinet and likely places. But many are hidden within leadership roles inside our the ever expanding bureaucracies and within academia. Yes, writing grants and receiving grant money is hard work but the just reward of today's royal blood. We commoners should be thanking them.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Big Huge Discussion on Young/Old Earth

Is There Really Scientific Evidence for a Young Earth?
For the past several decades, the question of the age of the Earth has been a very divisive one among Christians. Many people (known as "Young-Earth Creationists") believe that the only valid interpretation of the Bible indicates that the Earth is 10,000 years old or less, and they also claim to have scientific evidence that supports this view of the Earth. At the same time, there are many others who believe that scientific evidence overwhelmingly supports the claim that the Earth is about 4.6 billion years old, while the Universe as a whole is 10 to 20 billion years old. Many people in this latter category affirm the intimate involvement of God in this process of creation.

Comment: Matthew Tiscareno's site has a ton of organized material on the young vs old earth debate. Mr. Tiscareno is Research Associate in the Department of Astronomy at Cornell University. He comes from an old earth perspective. This would be a good place to quickly reference some "this proves" item you hear and at least get the other side of a story.

Roseanne Barr Proves Again, Being Famous Does Not Make You Smart

Roseanne Barr: Nazi Leaders Hitler, Goebbels and Himmler Were Jewish |

Roseanne Barr on Friday said leaders of the Nazi Party such as Adolf Hitler, Joseph Goebbels, and Heinrich Himmler were all Jewish.

In the comedienne's latest anti-Semitic rant, she also claimed that many Palestinians are Jewish and were "driven out of their homes by a cheney-ized [sic] Judeo Christian Bushite America."

Further demonstrating her serious need for counseling, Barr said Nazi scientists "successfully created a mutant human--a hybrid of Jewish mentality and German Resolve, the Zionist."
Comments: Sanity exists in Hollywood. It is just not very outspoken.

Where Are The Tea Party Blacks?

Change I can believe in. What is with the hostility of the press toward these people? I guess this group is not black enough? No, it is about ideology. If you are not a communist/socialist leaning follower, then you are an enemy - no matter the color of your skin. Color is only important as it supports their ideology. So it is not about racism at all, it is about political ideology (surprise, surprise). These Tea Party activists have it correct. "If there is no spit, you must acquit."

Lee Iacocca Another Angry White Male


Lee Iacocca Says:

'Am I the only guy in this country who's fed up with what's happening? Where

the hell is our outrage? We should be screaming bloody murder. We've got a

gang of clueless bozos steering our ship of state right over a cliff, we've

got corporate gangsters stealing us blind, and we can't even clean up after

a hurricane much less build a hybrid car. But instead of getting mad,

everyone sits around and nods their heads when the politicians say, 'Stay

the course'

Saturday, August 7, 2010

GM To Build Plant In Mexico

IndustryWeek : GM to Build New Vehicle at Plant in Mexico
General Motors will invest $500 million to produce a new vehicle and eight-cylinder engines in a plant in northeastern Mexico, a company spokesman said on August 4.

Now tell me they are not running from unions (communist/socialist/mafia thugs holding business hostage for unwarranted wages and benefits). But who can blame them? I assume taxes are also a consideration. Government Motors is even trying to get away from these lunatics in Washington.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Al Franken Busy Kissing Butt After Acting Out

Senate gets 'a little weird' - Manu Raju -
When Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) laid out his opposition to Elena Kagan’s Supreme Court nomination, someone in the chamber appeared to be moving around in his chair, gasping and rolling his eyes.

It was Al Franken.

After his speech, a very irritated McConnell removed his microphone, approached the dais and confronted the former comedian, who was presiding over the Senate.

“This isn’t ‘Saturday Night Live,’ Al,” McConnell sternly told the Minnesota Democrat, according to people who overheard the exchange.

Franken later apologized to McConnell, but this embarrassing exchange was seen by some as just the latest sign of the Senate’s dysfunction, the hardened partisan lines and maybe the fact that senators just need a little break from one another.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Live and Let Live

Briton held for wearing a bikini in Dubai shopping mall | Mail Online
A British holidaymaker has been charged with indecency in Dubai after walking through the world's largest shopping centre in a bikini.

The woman was buying clothes and gifts in the Dubai Mall, fully dressed but in a low-cut top, when she was accosted by an Arabic woman and criticised for wearing 'revealing clothing'.

Sharia is the goal of any good Muslim. So while we (who is that) are doing "live and let live" to our Muslim friends, they are heading for "live as we say". How does that work? Islam is not just another or alternate religion as we have normally viewed religions. We are headed for a ton of fun unless the secular Muslims win the day but as we see with Turkey, secular only lasts until fundamental/radical takes over in Muslim land. It will be the death of Hollywood but enough about the positives.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Judge Gay Not Relevant - For The Terminally Stupid

Judge being gay a nonissue during Prop. 8 trial - SFGate
Judge being gay a nonissue during Prop. 8 trial
February 07, 2010|By Phillip Matier and Andrew Ross

The biggest open secret in the landmark trial over same-sex marriage being heard in San Francisco is that the federal judge who will decide the case, Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker, is himself gay.

Tim Pawlenty Chances?

I'm thinkin' not so great.

Fructose Adventures

Cancer cells feed on fructose, study finds - Health - Cancer -
WASHINGTON — Pancreatic tumor cells use fructose to divide and proliferate, U.S. researchers said on Monday in a study that challenges the common wisdom that all sugars are the same.

Tumor cells fed both glucose and fructose used the two sugars in two different ways, the team at the University of California Los Angeles found.

They said their finding, published in the journal Cancer Research, may help explain other studies that have linked fructose intake with pancreatic cancer, one of the deadliest cancer types.

I know, tomorrow it will be good for you. But the "good for you" never happens with fructose. Then there is the "in moderation" crowd. A little poison goes a long way.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

As America Has Done To Israel

I still have not read this book but have followed the interviews and such on the web. Here is a 4 interview set that is very good. John McT is very good. The interviewer will dive you to hair tearing distraction.
Video 1
Video 2
Video 3
Video 4

Don't bother giving me any "real Jew" arguments or "evil Zionist" conspiracies. All that crap should have died with Hitler, Henry Ford, etc. But because of the spiritual power behind antisemitism, such thinking will always be with us.