Random Superman things . . .
1. I see very few movies, so I’m not sure if I’ll see the Man of Steel. But it does sound really good. The bad guys are evolutionists — how sweet is that?!
[T]his Man of Steel movie is one of the most spiritually symbolic and Messianic-image-packed treatments ever made about this character. Here, Clark Kent even comes to understand—at the age of 33, no less—his responsibility to step up, face off with and destroy an ultimate evil that threatens all mankind.
But that’s at the end. At the climax. All through this film dialogue and images hint at connections between Superman and Jesus. Several people, from Jor-El to Jonathan to Zod’s female second, Faora-Ul, talk to Clark about his ability (or lack of ability) to save the people on his adopted planet. Superman levitates with his arms spread in a cross-like form on several occasions. When he goes to his church to ask a priest for advice, the camera’s eye frames a stained-glass representation of Christ over the young Clark’s shoulder. The priest tells him, “Sometimes you have to take a leap of faith first. The trust part comes later.”
After Clark rescues a bus full of children, a kid’s mother states, “This was an act of God!” Clark asks his dad, “Did God do this to me?” When Lara worries about her infant son’s safety on Earth, Jor-El assures her, “He’ll be a god to them.” Bad guy Kryptonians tell Superman that they will win because “evolution always wins.”
2. When digital photography and editing came out in the late 90’s I had fun with the girls and with Junior Achievement classes by taking pictures of them with their arms over their heads and then putting them in 8×10 Superman photos like this (except with the kids, instead of Wishbone as a puppy). They had no idea why they were posed like that until they saw the pictures. Good times.
3. Enjoy this Stephen Crowder video about how Superman would have to act if he were in a union.
Have you heard about the business owner who has been harassed, vandalized and now shot just because he opposes unions? There are two problems here: The rampant union violence / thuggery plus the media’s bias in not reporting on it. See Shocking! No Major Media Report Attempted Murder by Union Thugs | Verum Serum.
Yesterday I posted about this dramatic story out of Ohio in which a long time thorn in the side of local unions (not for activism but for refusing to unionize his workers) was shot at by a man vandalizing his car.
You would think, in the wake of Wisconsin and Tuscon, that a story with this many angles would attract at least a little national attention. Well, you’d be wrong.
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Had this gone the other way, you can bet we’d have seen headlines reading “Union battles spill over into violence.” And yet the press seems to see no larger narrative in this case. Just a local crime story or as Charlie Gibson might say, one to leave to the cables. I wonder why?
I oppose “hate crime” legislation, but if this wasn’t a hate crime, nothing is. Why do the Leftists whine about Rick Perry’s hyperbole yet completely ignore violence like this? You could run a union violence and intimidation story every day.
I am probably the last person to figure this out, but you can pick your favorite comics at www.Comics.com and they can be sent to your email or RSS feed in your blog reader in addition to viewing them online. Nice time saver! There goes my last reason for ever opening the Houston Chronicle.
Great post by Ann Coulter on Obama’s Wall Street cronies and how they took stupid risks with no consequences because the taxpayers paid the bill — again. Worse yet, they took TARP money indirectly, through AIG, so they try to claim that they didn’t benefit. Sick.
The most oppressive regimes on earth have something in common: Islam or Marxism.
Shocking: Unions funnel millions of dollars to “grass roots” anti-Tea Party organizations.
Randy Alcorn is right: Purity is always smart; impurity is always stupid.
Be sure to read all of Palin causes unprecedented event:Labor unions condemn ‘lying’ by The Other McCain (great blog — accurate conservative content and good humor). Some choice bits:
What is most interesting about anti-Palin fanatics is how uninteresting they are. Insanity is interesting; stupidity is not. And never have such dull people gone so hopelessly mad.
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The U.S. auto industry is now in receivership because of union control. It’s obviously not because American workers cannot make cars — Toyota, Nissan, Honda, KIA and many other foreign automakers have U.S. plants. But those plants are all located in “right-to-work” states, where unions can’t force workers to join.
Join a labor union and you’re paying dues to those who will eventually put you out of a job.
The only industry where the anti-competitive effect of unionism seems to have no such job-killing effect is . . . government.
And he’s had lots of bad ideas.
The Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) is a controversial bill that was passed by the House in 2007 and stalled in Senate 2008. It was reintroduced to Legislature as of March 2009. Obama has committed to passing it.
It is an awful bill that will do great damage to our economy.
Current Law (NLRA)
- If 30% support union, NLRB grants a “Secret Ballot Election”.
- Union certified if majority vote is YES.
- Companies must “bargain” in good faith but are not required to reach an agreement.
Proposed Law (EFCA)
- Card Check – If over 50% of cards affirm union support then the NLRB certifies the union without an election.
- If no contract is reached within 120 days, a binding arbitration guaranteed contract for 2 years is put in place without a vote.
Eliminating secret ballots could lead to union intimidation, unfair representation, etc. Union organizers can follow people out in public, get in their faces, pressure them to sign cards, etc.
Unfair binding arbitration will have all sorts of consequences. Once you get a union it is almost impossible to get rid of it. They cost jobs. The U.S. automakers made lots of bad decisions over the years, but the unions were the biggest catalyst in their failures. You simply can’t compete when your costs are that much higher than your competitors.
EFCA is profoundly un-American and bad idea.
9 out of 10 dogs prefer to be house-trained using Newsweek – great write-up about the “biblical” pro-“same sex marriage” bit in the “news” magazine. The Newsweek article was so poorly done that I didn’t bother reading it all. Therefore, I missed this gem:
In its entry on “Homosexual Practices,” the Anchor Bible Dictionary notes that nowhere in the Bible do its authors refer to sex between women, “possibly because it did not result in true physical ‘union’ (by male entry).”
Seems that all these Bible experts — the author, her editor(s) and the good folks at the Anchor Bible Dictionary — never read Romans 1, one of the most big picture chapters in the whole Bible and the key text on homosexuality in the New Testament : Romans 1:26–For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature.
Yep, no mention at all. Do you think they’ll print a retraction? (That’s a rhetorical question.) The author and Newsweek are like a self parody. Sadly, much of our biblically illiterate culture and churches will nod their heads at the article.
Ever Wondered What a UAW Contract Looks Like?
All 22 (Whomping!) Pounds of UAW Rules and Regulations. I’ll tell you this much, those 2,215 pages don’t include much regarding efficiency and competitiveness. ”
Anybody heard of GoodShop? You enter your school or charity then shop online at mainstream stores like Amazon, Best Buy and hundreds of others, then a percentage goes to the charity.
They have a similar site called GoodSearch that donates about a penny per search to your designated charity and uses the Yahoo search engine.
I picked World Vision as my charity.
Che Chic: The Twisted Hero Worship of Mass Murderer Che Guevara — Note to celebrities: Think first, then worship.