Gotta love the eloquence of Obama’s “Green Jobs Czar” when he obviously couldn’t think of a real answer:
Republicans are a**holes. Barack Obama is not an a**hole.
The Democrats in the audience really seemed to be taken with that logic. Classy. What a bipartisan uniter! I saw elsewhere that he may have apologized, so that is good.
Seriously, that is just the tip of the iceburg with Van Jones. Read all about him and his unelected, unaccountable role here.
Update: Turns out he is a 9-11 “Truther” (i.e., he publicly stated that he thought it was an inside job).
More fantasy creation by evolutionists to explain the unexplainable about DNA — funny how an allegedly blind process has to have such spectacular foresight.
Good news for the right to free speech in Canada! — That was very surprising and very welcomed. Hopefully the U.S. can learn from them and toss out the politicians whose real belief is that free speech = speech they agree with.
The growing power of social media in politics— I’m glad to see conservatives on the leading edge of a technology change for once. McCain was completely outmaneuvered by Obama on this front. Still, I’m avoiding Twitter. I spend enough time blogging and Facebook (though mostly blogging).
Congratulations to Marie for getting part of her book published online. It addresses eating disorders from a spiritual point of view, but the advice applies to any sin. It includes a great overview of the messages of the Bible and how we can avoid idolatry. I encourage you to read it all. Here’s an excerpt:
If you are trapped in the cycle of bulimia or anorexia, nothing is going to change until you let God renew your mind. God has chosen to reveal His mind, priorities and desires for His children through His Word, the Bible. If you have been born again, this is probably not a new concept to you – the inerrancy of Scripture is, after all, one of the fundamentals of the Christian faith. However, often even sincere believers can buy into false beliefs about truth, themselves, the world’s standards, and even God. How does this happen?
For one thing, our own human nature is inherently dishonest. “The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?” (Jeremiah 17:9). We are masters at fooling ourselves (through rationalization) and others (by hypocrisy) in more ways than we realize. We have a propensity to see things the way we want to and to play by our own rules if we can get away with it. This is the whole basis on which “doing your own thing” is acceptable. Refusing to agree that there is absolute truth (and that God determines it; not us) has lead to the climate of moral relativity in which we now live. Unfortunately, this proclivity of inventing our own truth often leads people into unbiblical conclusions about God.
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Are you willing to agree with God that this obsession with being slender at all costs is idolatry? If we are ever to win the battle against an eating disorder, we need to recognize the dichotomy we place between God’s standards and the world’s. Next, we need to resolve to re-program our minds with a biblical definition of beauty to replace the world’s superficial definition.