The President who finds out about EVERY scandal as it breaks in the news, now claims to never watch the news, because “…whatever they’re reporting about, usually I know…”

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This is an example of either:

  • blatant, head-shaking stupidity, OR
  • this man’s ego is such that he honestly believes whatever vacuous verbiage spills out of his pie-hole to be unqualified brilliance, despite any/all previous contradictory utterances on his part.

Of course, it COULD be both…

From the Washington Times:

“…In scandal after scandal in the Obama administration, President Obama has said he didn’t know about the problems until he heard it on the news.

But the president changed his tune about his supposed ignorance at a Democratic fundraiser near Seattle on Tuesday night.

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Seven “crashed” Hard Drives, #IRS? SEVEN??? Puh-leeeeeease….

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I like a good piece of fiction as much as the next guy. But as brilliantly illustrated by ReasonTV’s Remy (below), there’s a limit to ANYONE’s ability to suspend their disbelief, …mine included.

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When Adults Sound Like Preschoolers, Nobody Wins

temper tantrum goodLucy, the three-and-a-half year old granddaughter whom we are raising, has entered another willful phase. She tests (“NO!”), she wheedles “PLEEEEZ?”), and she whines (“MA-ma, I want a COOK-ie”).  It is exhausting to be her parent right now, but we see progress, and we know that the goal of forming her character is worth the inconvenience of disciplining her on the spot.

Impulse control is hard for preschoolers. Disappointment is tough for them to handle. They say what they think without editing. They lash out in anger when they are thwarted. I understand that–it’s partly the age, and partly raw human nature which simply needs to be tamed and taught.

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The “Millennials” are coming: Be afraid, …be very afraid

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A new national poll of Americans ages 18 to 29 (aka “Millennials”) was completed by The Reason Foundation and the Rupe Foundation, and Nick Gillespie wrote about in the pages of Time. And after reading through all 100+ pages of it, all I can say is:

…we’re doomed.

Because paradoxically, even though this generation is the most educated in our country’s history, far too many of ‘em apparently haven’t a clue what they’re talking about.

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Increasing and Decreasing

cross shadowAs my faith grows, my anxiety should lessen. (Philippians 4:4-7)

As my hope is strengthened, my discouragement will diminish. (Isaiah 40:31)

My self-absorption is gradually replaced by a focus on others.  (Philippians 2:3-4)

My critical spirit yields to compassion, empathy and  love for all I meet.
(John 13:34-35)

–the old, sin-deadened I– must decrease. Christ in me must increase: 

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How did I manage to miss this?? #Disney’s “Paperman”

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All thanks to our buddy Tom over at “Quiner’s Diner” for bringing this to our attention.

I have two sons, and so generally I’ve watched (or I’m at least passively aware of) most animated offerings. Which is why having this one slip under my radar is a touch disconcerting.

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Apparently, this was the warm-up act for Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph, back in 2012. I’d at least heard of Wreck-It Ralph, but was inexplicably ignorant of the sweet and touching Paperman… until now.

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MSNBC finally agrees with Humble Blogger about Hillary’s alleged “popularity”…

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Feel free to consider this as just one, long, self-serving “I Told Ya’ So”, …’cause that’s pretty much what it is.

A few months back, I wrote a post called “The Non-inevitability of Queen Hillary“. Some folks openly disagreed with my premise, while others figuratively crossed their fingers and hoped I was right. But few (…none, actually, as I recall…) came out and echoed what I thought was patently obvious: Hillary is quite simply a supremely non-appealing candidate.

“Inevitable”? Not hardly. She may be the most “evitable” candidate, evah…

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