Hope you all have magnificent weekends! On Saturday I have a Kairos Prison Ministry visit in the morning and tickets to the Houston Ballet at night (always an interesting juxtaposition). On Sunday I’m starting a series on Decision Making and Will of God for the youth at church. It is one of my all-time favorite lessons to teach – solidly biblical and immensely practical for all ages. Please pray for open minds!
Nice start for the Lakers. Hope they keep the intensity up.
I’ve been a Beatles fan for 35 years, but was disappointed in Paul McCartney’s pathetic dig at President Bush. As with many performers I like much of his art but hate his politics. Just shut up and sing / act / etc.
Ann Coulter with some excellent points on the politics of illegal immigration. Short version: Republicans should quit pandering and enforce laws, because the voter impact is roughly zero.
The media have been crowing that Republicans will lose the Hispanic vote forever if they support enforcing laws against illegal immigration, such as the Arizona law. To great fanfare, a poll was released last week showing that 67 percent of Hispanics oppose the Arizona law.
The headline on that poll should have been: "One-Third of Hispanics Support Arizona Immigration Law Despite Frantic Media Campaign to Convince Them It’s a Racist Plot Against Hispanics."
Incidentally, 67 percent of Hispanics also vote Democrat. The exact same percentage of Hispanics who oppose the Arizona law voted for Obama over John McCain — who was championing amnesty for illegals.
Suck up to Hispanics with insane amnesty proposals; get one out of three Hispanic voters. Do the right thing and defend the country’s borders; get one out of three Hispanic voters. … Promise to make every Tuesday "Ladies’ Night"; get one out of three Hispanic voters. Offer them a choice between "Extra Crispy" and "Original Recipe"; get one out of three Hispanic voters.
Indeed, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll released on Tuesday, only 52 percent of Hispanics oppose the law, while 37 percent support it. In other words, more Hispanics support the Arizona law (37 percent) than voted for John McCain (31 percent) -– which is the strongest argument for amnesty I’ve heard in my entire life.
The New York Times’ Linda Greenhouse recently compared the Arizona law to Hitler’s policies toward the Jews. You remember how Jews were constantly sneaking across the border into Nazi Germany?
Beware of Leftists Bearing Rhetoric – so accurate on so many levels. Read and enjoy. Here’s a sample:
The rhetoric of global warming vs. the reality of falsified data, politicized science, obfuscation, Big Environment, and weather patterns that, er, refuse to cooperate with climate prognostications.
The rhetoric of altruistic socialism vs. the reality of socialism’s inherent selfishness and de-moralizing effects on the human soul and psyche.
The rhetoric of principled abortion rights and reproductive choice vs. the reality of unwanted unborn humans chewed up like twigs under a lawn mower.
The rhetoric of gentle, dignified Islam hijacked by anomalous extremists vs. the reality of Islam an inherently violence-oriented religion from the get-go.
The rhetoric of gay equality vs. the reality that same-sex union at its "best" is morally, medically, socially, and psychologically unequal to the best union of a man and a woman resulting in children growing up to know the love of their father and their mother and having the deepest longings of their dear hearts fulfilled.
Beware of leftists bearing rhetoric. Leftist rhetoric consists of how they would wish the world to be. It is delusional. The facts on the ground are conservative. And, within those facts, there is plenty of room to act with love, compassion, and mercy — as we are called by God to do.
But compassion and delusion are mutually exclusive categories.
Glenn on the Unity School of Christianity — from his great series on various cults. I am friends with an old woman I used to work with who belongs to that cult. It is so bizarre – basically Hinduism with a Christian veneer and so many truth-is-relative claims your head may explode. One minute they can be completely rational and in the next they’ll explain how you can create your own reality and that opposite statements can both be true. She’ll complain about slights done to her and recoil over animal abuse then turn around and claim that sin and evil are illusions. Sure.
President Obama has worked non-stop on the oil spill, just as he claimed, other than these minor breaks:
- Two days of media events (White House Correspondents Dinner and a tête a tête with Bono)
- Three days of fundraising
- Four commemorations
- Six days of vacation
- Six days of campaigning
- Six sports events
- Seven days of golf
No one expects any President to have a “singular” focus on one issue at a time; this job requires a multi-tasker. But we do expect some focus on the job.
Obama’s response to the spill has been a combination of incompetence, apathy and exploitation of a crisis to further his socialist agenda – because you know the answer just has to be a vast expansion of government control instead of fixes to the obvious gaps.
LA students to be taught that AZ immigration law is un-American – pathetic, but unsurprising.