The Left in general, and journalists specifically, are having a hard time with the recent Detroit bankruptcy.
Detroit has been a literal liberal paradise, with its solely Democrat controlled government, rampant unionization, and spend-like-there’s-no-tomorrow approach to city finances. After observing the various reporting over the last few days, I’m now convinced that most reporters simply don’t comprehend what happened.
It’s not that they aren’t biased: they are. But it’s more than that. They’re also economic morons.
Personally, I blame their schooling:
A while back, we covered a statement from the Pentagon which confirmed that soldiers could be prosecuted for promoting their faith. This seemed to endanger the role of chaplains in military service, since reaching out to soldiers from a religious perspective is part and parcel of their vocation and their training.
A quote from the military site, Stars and Stripes:
What it comes down to, officials said, is that discussing matters of faith and religious practice with a willing audience is allowed, but pushing religious beliefs on those who don’t want to hear it is a form of harassment forbidden under Defense Department policies.
While I strongly disagree that having a man of the cloth reach out to a non-believer equates to “pushing” one’s religious beliefs, if that’s how the military wants it, so be it.
But the following article takes that decision …and basically beats military chaplains over the head with it.
Posted in Christian, Faith, military, politics, religion, religious freedom
Tagged army, atheism, atheist, chaplain, chaplains, Christian, faith, human-rights, military, politics, religion
Personal disclosure: I’ve used a safety razor, the mug, the brush, etc.,.. and honestly, I’m just too lazy to go through that every day. Give me two minutes and my trusty Philips Norelco Cool Skin razor, any day.
BUT, I will readily admit: (A) this method does, indeed, provide a wonderfully close shave, and (B) that there is a certain aesthetic satisfaction that comes with doing it this way.
Well I certainly feel more confident now, knowing that the President is finally clearing his busy golf-&-vacation schedule in order to once again “focus like a laser” on the economy.
“See? When I bite my lip and squint reeeeaaal hard, it makes it LOOK like I’m focusing….”
President Obama will deliver the first in a series of economic speeches Wednesday aimed at gaining the upper hand in this fall’s looming budget showdown with Congress.
Posted in Economy, energy, gas, Obama, oil, politics
Tagged economy, Energy, focus like a laser, gas, Obama, oil, politics
Yesterday, JTR posted an excellent short piece about the apparent ongoing efforts of our administration to exploit and exacerbate the tensions and divisions that alienate one American from another.
To me, Bill Whittle’s video seems to be a masterful ten-minute proof text for George Zimmerman’s innocence, and for the late Trayvon Martin being something other than simply “a sweet unarmed black kid”–regardless of what the President of the United States would like us to believe.
But then–does my opinion really count? I am after all a white conservative Christian. So of course I want to believe the best of the white defendant, and already think the worst about the black victim. Right? If Bill’s viewing audience is primarily made up of people like me (and like himself)…then he’s just preaching to the choir, right? Continue reading
We’ve already covered the Zimmerman trial recently, and weren’t planning on revisiting the issue. However, after President Obama came out for his absolutely bizarre 17-minute speech on Trayvon Martin, I can’t let his remarks go unchallenged in this space.
If you missed his address, you can watch it here. My primary criticism is the counter-productiveness of re-injecting race into a topic where race was already determined during the trial to have had no impact whatsoever.
That, and the stark implication from the President of the United States that the jury verdict was completely, 100% wrong.
Posted in justice, Obama, PJMedia.com, politics, race
Tagged Bill Whittle, George Zimmerman, Obama, PJ Media, PJMedia.com, politics, race, Trayvon Martin, trial