Neal Boortz…coward or just a pompous “Big A”?

One of the reasons I decided to start blogging is I would see certain news items and feel a need to respond in some way. What better way to blow off that steam then to write down some of my thoughts. I suppose I could instead write down some stuff on a piece  of paper, roll it up, stick it in a bottle and toss it in the river. They say that can be cathartic. But, maybe this way a few people will actually read what I have to say, and might even comment.

One issue I feel strongly about is abortion. The coverage on the news is one-sided and generally never gets to the core question of the debate. The pro-life movement is depicted by images of radical protesters, bombed abortion clinics, and murdered doctors, while on the pro-choice side they present emotional stories of poor, unfortunate woman who are fighting for their rights to decide what they can do with their own bodies. Read more…

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A Love Letter from the Beloved Deciple

One of my favorite passages in the bible is the first paragraph of 1 John.  AsThe Beloved Disciple you read it you feel as if you are sitting there with John as he tells you about a good friend–a man he spent three years of his life with. He also wants you to know he’s is not just a man. His good friend is also the eternal son of God.  There is an authenticity to his words:

That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched—this we proclaim concerning the Word of life. The life appeared; we have seen it and testify to it, and we proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and has appeared to us. We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard, so that you also may have fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ. We write this to make our joy complete. 1 John 1:1-4, NIV Read more…

Banks, Bailouts, Bonuses, and Barfing

The Federal Government has been acting like a bad parent recently. How so? A bad parent tries to insulate their children from their mistakes. If their kid gets in trouble, the parent will bail them out, and often with no consequences. What does the kid learn?  — they can continue in the same behavior and get away with it again and again. Eventually they wind up hooked on drugs, in jail, or worse. The right thing to do is to let the child suffer the consequences when they mess up in little things, so they will learn a lesson, and hopefully not repeat the same mistake or move on to bigger ones. Read more…

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Tebow’s Super Bowl ad not Super

Like most everyone in the country, I was parked in front of a TV last night watching the Super Bowl. I don’t have time to watch a lot football, so I am glad when I get a chance to actually see a whole game, and this was a pretty good one. What’s especially fun about the Super Bowl is that the ads between plays are often more entertaining then the game.  This year, I think the game won. I was pretty disappointed in many of the ads. Most that were supposed to be funny weren’t, and some were downright stupid. I’m sad to say that I was most disappointed in Pam and Tim Tebow’s ad that Focus on the Family sponsored. Read more…

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I hope it’s a stimulating Junket

About a year ago our president signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, which encompassed 787 billion dollars in spending and tax cuts meant to stimulate the economy. Much of the money our government so generously doled out is supposed to put people to work. As Dr. Phil would say, “How’s that working for ya”. Let’s see now… a year later our country still has an unemployment rate in the 10% range, and if you take into account the underemployed, the rate is likely double that. Read more…

Now “choice” is controversial?

Tim Tebow

Tim Tebow

Apparently there is a controversy over an upcoming Super Bowl ad featuring Tim Tebow. Tim is an evangelical Christian, and he’s not shy about his beliefs.  The commercial, which is being paid for by Focus on the Family, has “pro-choice” groups up in arms.

From what I understand, though, the ad simply consists of Tebow’s mother, Pam, telling of how it was suggested that she have an abortion when she was pregnant and very ill, and she decided not to. Now she has a wonderful son, who also happens to be a great football player.  How is that controversial? There won’t be any pictures of an aborted fetus–no video of an abortion procedure. Read more…

Let’s not add to the offense of the Gospel

Ann Coulter

Ann Coulter

As part of my job I work in social media. In fact, I tweet under my company’s account, as well as under my own Twitter account. I have Tweetdeck up during the day, so a never ending stream of tweets come at me four to eight at a time, and I try to tune in when I have a few seconds here and there.

The other day I happened to see a tweet from a guy commenting about a video he had just seen of Ann Coulter on Donny Deutsch’s show “The Big Idea”.  She had apparently dissed Jews, and he, being Jewish, was offended. Read more…

Government inaction in action

The family and I drove to a Post Office the other morning to get passports for an upcoming trip. It was an excellent example for the kids of Government customer service in action.  Actually, what I mean is “inaction”. Read more…