Monthly Archives: April 2014

Thanks to the Census Bureau, #Obamacare has a shiny new yardstick

Over the weekend, Politico said that Conservatives were “suspicious” of the White House over the following issue. But that’s wrong: we’re not “suspicious” in the slightest.

Suspicion indicates doubt, …and anyone with two synapses still firing should have zero doubts about this White House.

Obamacare - New measurement - Eric Allie - 4-16-2014

We mentioned the topic in a post last week, but with the Easter Holiday and vacation days, etc…, I’m guessing you might have missed at least part of this. So in addition to Eric’s perfect cartoon, we’ll also include a few links to what he’s referring.

Specifically:

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“Didn’t we feel on fire?” (Easter Morning on the Emmaus Road)

[From Eugene Peterson’s The Message]

That same day [the morning of the Resurrection] two of them were walking to the village of Emmaus, about seven miles out of Jerusalem. They were deep in conversation, going over all these things that had happened. In the middle of their talk and questions, Jesus came up and walked along with them. But they were not able to recognize who he was.

 He asked, “What’s this you’re discussing so intently as you walk along?”

They just stood there, long-faced, like they had lost their best friend. Then one of them, his name was Cleopas, said, “Are you the only one in Jerusalem who hasn’t heard what’s happened during the last few days?”

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White House’s “transparency” is anything BUT….

Obama -not Transparent

We’ve just been told for the eight-hundred-and-fifty-millionth time: this IS the most transparent White House in history. Of course, if you don’t believe that, well, …you obviously have some modicum of common sense.

You’d also have functional eyes.

But neither of these are hurdles to the Obama White House and its Praetorian Guard, who seem to believe that through sheer repetition they can invert reality itself:

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OUT: the corner ‘Pop’ Machine —- IN: the corner POT Machine

Man, do I feel old.

I’ve got nuthin’ against progress. I agree that going from 8-tracks to CD’s to MP4’s is a good thing, and having a camera and a computer in my cell phone is awesome. Heck, just having the cell phone itself is still awesome.

But not all progress is necessarily a positive, in this old fuddy-duddy’s opinion. ‘Cause, somehow, we’ve gone from seeing these:

cigarette machine

to these:

Zazzz Machine

 

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Digging Deeper for Lent, Week 7: Bible Gateway

BibleIf this were a count-down list of the top resources for spiritual growth, I would certainly have to say, “And…the number one resource guaranteed to assist you in growing more Christ-like IS…God’s Word.”

Rather obvious, right? I guess that’s why I left it for last. What more can I possibly say about something so blatantly apparent? You have a Bible? Read it. You don’t have a Bible? Get one. Read it.

biblesBut I recognize that it isn’t always quite that easy. Choosing a Bible can be overwhelming today. With dozens of translations, plus many study bibles,  as well as different formats like a 365-Day Bible, (divided up into readings for every day of the year)…a newbie may well give up in despair before (s)he ever settles on “the perfect Bible for me.”

The good news about the Good News is that a practical resource for all of us exists, which is also a great way to preview all those other resources: BibleGateway. com. Continue reading

“Happy” – (Remy’s Tax Day video)

No IRS

Happy Tax Day, gang!!

Before you watch Remy’s brilliant (as usual) remake of the Pharrell Williams hit “Happy”, you might want to check out a couple things first: 

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‘The Masters’ as …Mini-Golf (VIDEO)

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I normally watch at least the last two rounds of The Masters most years, but was otherwise engaged last weekend and ended up missing it completely.

However, if you either (A) missed it, too, or (B) somehow couldn’t care less, the folks over at Mashable.com highlighted a gentleman named Simon Connor giving The Masters a mini-golf makeover which is, by any standard, funny and wonderfully clever.

All credit goes to Simon and Mashable for this, as well as Adam Baldwin for making us aware of it in the first place:

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Please, Eric Holder, will you Just Go Away???

 

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Last week our current (and, it seems, history-deficient) US Attorney General said the following:

 “…the last five years have been defined by significant strides and lasting reforms, even in the face, even in the face, of unprecedented, unwarranted ugly and divisive adversity. And if you don’t believe that, you look at the way — forget about me, forget about me — you look at the way the Attorney General of the United States was treated yesterday by a House Committee. It had nothing to do with me, forget about that.

What Attorney General has ever had to deal with that kind of treatment?…”

Wow.

Well, then.

Hey, there: Mr. Holder? Eric? Do you by any chance recall a man by the name of Alberto Gonzales? He was, by sheer coincidence, ALSO the Attorney General of the United States and he seems to have run into a dash of “adversity” during his time as AG, too:

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