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.
This past Sunday on this blog, I was musing over all the words, words, words we take in without doing–or even expecting to do–anything about them. Shouldn’t Christians be seeking out words which will in-FORM us: our opinions, our character, our beliefs?
So as a different sort of Lenten mid-week post, I’ve decided to feature one book, periodical, website or author each week. We’ll profile writers or publications whose words inspire, challenge and “inform”, as a way to encourage us to choose to read more deeply (rather than widely) for the next 40 days.
Most of us are aware of MSNBC’s well-publicized struggles with ratings. And for some insight as to why that continues to be the case, I humbly offer the following video clip:
I swear, these people have no pride.
It was a mere two days ago that we detailed the completely over-the-top comparison by Mr. Matthews of conservative pundits and the GOP to Kim Jong-un’s execution of his own uncle. Before that, Chris echoed and a cheered a similar comparison of pre-Obama United States to Apartheid-era South Africa (made by fellow MSNBC-er Al Sharpton).
And yet, he now comes on his nightly show, and decries…hyperbole?
…I thought it’d be appropriate to re-post this.
Everyone keeps saying that we buy more and more online, and that the bricks-and-mortar stores are suffering. Well, someone neglected to tell that to the people in my city. I live near a large shopping district and a mall, and the only way to get more folks in here on the weekends is if we airdropped them in like relief packages.
So, whether you’re venturing out to just purchase one present or all of them, you should probably read this first. It’s some good information to have freshly tucked away, before you and your MasterCard leave the house. The merchants have been waiting all year to see you, …and they’re intent on having you spend some cash during your stay.
Here’s hoping you enjoy the ‘hustle-and-bustle’ of the stores (that sounds more festive than ‘crazed mobs‘, don’t you think?), and be sure to wish everyone a Merry Christmas!
BEFORE YOU GO SHOPPING TODAY….
(***Originally posted 6/23/2012)
….you may wish to check out Kathryn Blaze Carlson’s excellent article in the National Post from earlier this month. It touches on something that we all know in our hearts, but we usually feel we’re smart enough to avoid: Marketing.
The marketers are everywhere: Google, the supermarket, where we buy gas…….we can’t escape ’em. To deal with being constantly saturated by marketing, we simply believe we’re so savvy that we can see through all of the marketer’s ploys.
Yeah, right. Guess again.
From Canada’s National Post:
Posted in Christmas, Economy, family, fun
Tagged Christmas, family, gifts, Ikea, Life, Mall, marketing, news, opinion, presents, shopping
Usually, there is either a political or religious story that catches our eye. Today, however, one headline stood out among the rest. Easily.
In fact, I had to look twice to make sure it wasn’t a joke headline from The Onion.
From Canada’s National Post:
***MYSTERIOUS ‘GOAT MAN’ SPOTTED IN UTAH MOUNTAINS***
Now admit it: you’d read that story. Heck, with that headline, you pretty much HAVE to.
I’m not a hunter, so I’ll ask the hunters out there: Is this normal? I mean, do you guys rent bear costumes or deer costumes, too?
I’m just askin’…
OGDEN, Utah — State wildfire officials have identified a man who has been spotted dressed in a goat suit among a herd of wild goats in the mountains of northern Utah.
Phil Douglass of the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources said Monday the mystery man is a 57-year-old hunter from Southern California.
Douglass told the Standard-Examiner that the hunter called officials and provided enough information to put their curiosity to rest. Douglass says he didn’t ask for a name.
The man told Douglass he was preparing for an archery hunt of mountain goats next year and testing a goat suit. Douglass says the hunter came to Utah because he heard it was easier to get near goats for training.
The man described his suit as a hooded painter’s uniform and a fleece.
Last week, officials said they were worried the “goat man” was putting himself in danger, either from the animals themselves, or by being mistaken for a goat by another hunter.
After literally minutes of research, we believe we’ve figured out where this guy got the idea:
This post is being lifted from “Let’s Get Political” blog, who also happens to be one of our oldest friends here at “Two Heads…“. I urge you to check his site out: Rick’s writing is consistently good, regardless of subject matter.
The first part of his post (italics mine):
Across the country, government is dealing a one-two punch to property rights and free speech. Using sign codes, cities are demanding large signs protesting eminent domain abuse be taken down. Free speech rights are essential to protect our other rights, including our property rights. If victims of eminent domain abuse can’t speak out against it, who can? The Institute for Justice is working to defend individuals’ property rights and free speech rights when they come under attack.
Zoning bylaws, like any other bylaw or statutory law, can be used for immoral, unjust and subjective purposes just as easily as they can be used for good. This is good reason to fight to limit them to only what is truly necessary to protect health, life and private property concerns while seeking to keep individual liberty, individual property rights and the right to pursue one’s desired use of property as one wishes so long as that use does not infringe upon the rights of any other.
You can read the remainder of his post HERE at this link, where you’ll also find a super-short video (3 minutes) from the Institute For Justice, which gives examples of eminent domain abuse and how the IJ is fighting them.
This topic is scary stuff, since it basically attempts to criminalize dissent. Most of us have witnessed eminent domain in our towns, and often what is proposed appears to be for ostensibly “good” reasons. However, to be skeptical is not the same as being cynical, and I’d suggest that we each be considerably more skeptical of such proposals going forward.
Thanks again to Rick and “Let’s Get Political” blog.