On a persoanlly note after the Rick Warren thing it is hard for me to keep my mouth shut and people are starting to wonder what is going on in my head.
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Look for a protest against Proposition 8 in your area:
Friday, November 7, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
So we are into day two of a whole group of people being reduced to the status of second class citizens in California. Yesterday was not a good day it was stunning and hurt. But, we have to have faith that God will work everything out.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
"The market is worth more than $516 trillion, (£303 trillion), roughly 10 times the value of the entire world's output: it's been called the "ticking time-bomb". "
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Saturday, October 4, 2008
Friday, October 3, 2008
France seeks €300bn rescue fund for Europe
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Bush's Economic 9/11 and the Rise of Big Brother Banking
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
And on an interesting note the early church (and alot of churches still say) "peace be with you". Brought up as an American evangelical I thought this was pretty profound, but then found out this has been going on for years.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Commentary: Bailouts will lead to rough economic ride
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Goldman, Morgan to Become Bank Holding Companies
Poll: Racial views steer some away from Obama
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Football Witchcraft Deaths Probed
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
"George Bush isn't in charge, says Vladimir Putin"
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Sunday, September 7, 2008
Background behind the phrase:
Gary Hart and Walter Mondale
The phrase was associated with the 1984 U.S. presidential election. During primaries in the spring of 1984, when the commercial was at its height of popularity, Democratic candidate and former Vice President Walter Mondale ridiculed the candidacy of his rival, Senator Gary Hart by using the phrase during a televised debate before the New York and Pennsylvania primaries. The debate was televised March 11, 1984.
Hart had moved his candidacy from dark horse to the lead over Mondale based on his repeated use of the phrase "new ideas." When Hart once again used the slogan in the debate, Mondale leaned forward and said, "When I hear your new ideas I'm reminded of that ad, 'Where's the beef?'" The line got a great response from the audience. Thenceforth, the two campaigns continually clashed using the two dueling slogans. Mondale ultimately prevailed to win the Democratic Party nomination, only to lose the general election in 1984 in a landslide to incumbent Ronald Reagan (Source: http://www.answers.com/topic/where-s-the-beef).
Saturday, September 6, 2008
The New Republic "End of An Affair"
Friday, September 5, 2008
Barack Obama looks to Hillary Clinton for a campaign boost
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Monday, September 1, 2008
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Monday, August 25, 2008
Proposition 8 is an initiative measure on the 2008 California General Election ballot that, if passed, would amend the California Constitution to eliminate the right of same-sex couples to marry. The measure as submitted for the ballot by petitioners is called the California
Marriage Protection Act." (Cite: wttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Proposition_8_(2008)
So this is the stuff we are going to get inundate with between now and the election. I bunch of people who are going to save California from the evil which has been perceived to have fallen on the Sun Shine State (And zealous and persistent are these people.). Don't get me wrong I understand these people and don't mean anything harsh (I was raised as one of them.). Why would this man take his daughter door to door to hand out these handbills? That seemed kind of strange to me. But, anyway I visited a friends church a month ago and the pastor immediately went off on same sex marriages. I couldn't wait to get out of that church. I didn't feel any love there. This whole thing is non-ending and makes me feel like I am living in seasons 3 and 5 of Queer as Folk.
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Thursday, August 21, 2008
So Obama is not doing well with Hillary supporters. One in five of her supporters will vote for McCain. Also, a large majority of her supporters are also a large segment of the undecided voters. Hillary has even created her own team for the convention to quiet her supporters so the world can’t see what is acutally going on. It doesn’t look like Obama is doing that well and what type of Hillary supperter would vote for McCain?
The coverage of this Olympics has been better than recent years (We acutally get to see the events not a bunch of made up human interest stuff). And congratulations to Great Britian for winning more models since 1920. And what happened to Canada maybe we should loan them Mike Phelps next time.
And go and read this at the Huffington Poast McCain doesn’t remember how may houses he owns. I sure wish I had that problem.
And lastely my pick for Obama’s vice presidential running mate is Joe Biden. This would be a great choice considering everything that is going on in Russia and elsewhere in the world. But, we will see what happens the Democrats are really good at losing elections that should be one. And in my opinion we can think them for the current Administration. So off to my job where all the employees are in fear of being laid off in this great new economy.
Monday, August 18, 2008
Let us say good riddance to Musharraf:
Congratulations to Ellen and Portia:
And on that note Mike Huckabee has begun to make phone calls (recorded) in California in favor of Proposition 8. But, isn’t he from Arkansas?
And Marshall Law imposed in a small Arkansas town.
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Bush to relax protected species rules
Plan takes scientists out of decision making on species status
Monday, August 11, 2008
Putin assails US over conflict with Georgia
3 hours ago
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is criticizing the United States for airlifting Georgian troops from Iraq.
Putin said Monday that the U.S. move will hamper efforts to solve Russia's conflict with Georgia over the breakaway province of South Ossetia. The U.S. military has begun flying 2,000 Georgian troops home from Iraq after Georgia recalled them.
The Russian-Georgian conflict blew up after a Georgian offensive to regain control of the breakaway province of South Ossetia.
Georgian troops fled South Ossetia on Sunday, yielding to superior Russian firepower, and Georgian leaders pleaded for a cease-fire. Moscow responded that Georgia was not observing its cease-fire pledge.
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Ohio preacher, 71, convicted in road rage case
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
(08-05) 14:18 PDT CINCINNATI (AP) --
A 71-year-old Cincinnati preacher has been convicted of aggravated menacing, after another motorist said he waved a gun and cursed at her. Thomas Howell could get up to six months in jail on the misdemeanor charge when he's sentenced Sept. 4.
Howell says he was on his way to First Commandment Church of the Living God in the East Walnut Hills neighborhood when April Evans cut him off on June 23. During Monday's trial, Howell testified that he has a gun and permit but denied ever removing the weapon from its holster.
But a Hamilton County municipal court judge sided with Evans, who said the preacher threatened to shoot her and called her names as their cars chased each other.
Information from: The Cincinnati Enquirer, www.enquirer.com
Friday, August 1, 2008
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Saturday, July 26, 2008
Other interesting points from the article are comparisions to other wars some of which are as follows:
- 1% GDP Iraq
- 36% World War II
- 2.3% Vietnam
Friday, July 25, 2008
I was watching "Contact" the other night and came to the conclusion most politicians are like James Wood's character in this movie (There are very few Margaret Thatchers). No wonder Edward's dropped out of the presidential race. What a disappointment he ran on all this family stuff and apparently it was just a big lie.
Monday, July 21, 2008
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Monday, July 14, 2008
Police Save Doll Locked In Car
Police in Australia frantically break a car window to save a lifeless baby, it turns out to be a doll(The same thing has happened in the United States with the same doll.).
The Black Widow Granny
A grandson was alarmed when his grandmother wanted to take out a $100,000 life insurance policy on his life. This is because five of his grandmother’s husbands and her son had been killed and/or died of suspicious deaths. The grandmother was also involved in various other money scams.
Black widow granny killed five husbands
Mormon Missionary Shirtless Calendar Creator Excommunicated
The creator of a calendar featuring Mormon missionaries shirtless has been excommunicated. The Mormon Council of Elders in Las Vegas stated this is not the type of image the church wants display (Check out the picture below).
Mormon missionary calendar-maker excommunicated
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Tip it is something that goes on your head.
Saturday, July 12, 2008
These people call themselves “Sign Followers” and they don’t just hanlde snakes but take Mark 16:17-18 literally and practice handling fire, healing the sick, drinking strychnine, and casting out demons. And appearenlty this is done not to prove anything, but conform to the Word of God. The churches are independent and are connected to three American movements in Protestantism: Holiness, Pentecostalism, and Fundamentalism. These people generally consider themselves as Holiness, and like fundamentalist believe in the literal interpretation of scriputure.
And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover. - Mark 16:17-18
There actually has been a book written about the Coots family (the pastor who was arrested was actually interviewed for the book). The book is The Serpent Handlers: Three Families and Their Faith written by Fred Brown.
The whole thing sounds to me like Luke 4:12 where testing God is not trusting God.
See article about pastor being busted:
Thursday, July 10, 2008
That is where I went...this was fun and I always have been interested in Dante's Inferno although theological he and I are different. Some of the questions I didn't like, because the questions took on certain assumptions (Like what conduct is sin). Below is my score in more detail click the link below my scores and take the test yourself:
|Purgatory (Repenting Believers)||Extreme|
|Level 1 - Limbo (Virtuous Non-Believers)||Very High|
|Level 2 (Lustful)||Low|
|Level 3 (Gluttonous)||Moderate|
|Level 4 (Prodigal and Avaricious)||Very Low|
|Level 5 (Wrathful and Gloomy)||Very Low|
|Level 6 - The City of Dis (Heretics)||Very Low|
|Level 7 (Violent)||Very Low|
|Level 8- the Malebolge (Fraudulent, Malicious, Panderers)||Low|
|Level 9 - Cocytus (Treacherous)||Very Low|
Take the Dante's Inferno Hell Test
Monday, July 7, 2008
Sunday, July 6, 2008
Saturday, July 5, 2008
Previously I would have thought this was some type of publicity stunt or just Amy trying to mess with everyone's heads. But, now I just think she is just really messed up (Don't be a Janis Joplin, Amy!!!). And on a side note what about Madonna faking a story about divorcing Guy Ritchie for a publicity stunt? Crazy Madonna, but she knows how to make money.
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
I really don't think he understands what she is so upset about (He probably has gotten by with everything is entire life until now). Okay I love celebrity gossip. Gossip isn't good and I totally understand that and it is very undgodly. But, it is a good escape from other things unless you are the person being gossiped about (And I didn't buy a gossip magazine for five years after the Diana tragedy.). And Christie wanted this entire thing open so who am I to argue with her. On the other hand he did tell her he was sorry.
Monday, June 30, 2008
Amy’s conduct is really bad, but she is tremendously talented. I think she may be a legend in the making; I just pray that she makes it in spite of herself.
Monday, June 2, 2008
From the Los Angeles Times
Police: Fullerton teacher was framed
Police say they are now investigating who set up the man by putting marijuana and a shotgun in his car at Sunny Hills High School.By H.G. RezaLos Angeles Times Staff WriterMay 30, 2008A Fullerton high school history teacher who was jailed this week when police -- acting on a tip -- found a shotgun and marijuana in his car in the school parking lot was actually the "victim of an elaborate setup," police said Thursday.Investigators are now convinced that Gregory Abbott, 31, of Placentia, who has taught at Sunny Hills High School for seven years, is innocent and was actually a victim, said Sgt. Mike MacDonald of the Fullerton Police Department.Detectives want to talk to Abbott's estranged wife and a male friend. MacDonald declined to identify the pair, calling them "persons of interest at this time" and not suspects.Abbott was pulled out of class Tuesday by officers who asked if they could search his car.An anonymous caller had phoned police to report that he had purchased drugs from a teacher at the high school named Abbott, who kept a weapon in his vehicle. The telephone call was made from off campus.MacDonald said Abbott was cooperative from the beginning and gave officers permission to search his car.They recovered an unloaded shotgun, about a gram of marijuana and prescription drugs packaged as if for sale.Abbott was arrested without incident and taken to the Fullerton City Jail, where he posted $25,000 bail.He said the gun and drugs were not his, and a follow-up investigation "revealed he was telling the truth," MacDonald said.Police said that they are still conducting a criminal investigation but that the focus is now on who framed Abbott."You could say the investigation has taken us in a different direction. We felt a duty to be impartial and fair, checking out Abbott's story," MacDonald said. "We're happy that the results vindicated him. He's had a tough week."Reached by telephone late Thursday, the teacher agreed."I'm a lot better today," he said. "I feel extremely grateful to the people who were with me through this time, especially the Fullerton police, who did an amazing and professional job by investigating to get to the truth."Abbott said he didn't blame them for arresting him, but that the ordeal seemed surreal."Nothing even close to this has ever happened to me," he said. "I come from a good family with a good background; to have the police come tell me that there's a shotgun in my car -- I can hardly believe it even now."firstname.lastname@example.orgTimes staff writer David Haldane contributed to this report.
Saturday, May 17, 2008
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Saturday, April 26, 2008
Capps Speaks on Slain Oxnard Student for National Day of Silence
Day Recognizes Plight of Oppressed Sexual Minorities
By Bianca Licata
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Expressing her support for the gay, lesbian and transgender (LGBT) community, Congresswoman Lois Capps spoke to House representatives yesterday to commemorate this year’s National Day of Silence to the death of Lawrence King, the 15-year-old Oxnard student who was shot at E.O. Green School on February 12 and died on February 15. Since King was gay and it appears that his sexuality prompted his murder, prosecutors have been treating the case as a hate crime. Capps’ district includes both Santa Barbara and Oxnard.
“I rise today in recognition of the National Day of Silence,” said Capps in a written statement. “On April 25th, hundreds of thousands of students around our country will observe a day of silence in memory of Lawrence King.”
The Day of Silence, held this Friday, recognizes the violent anti-gay hate crimes committed throughout the United States. Often, participants will not speak on this day in an effort to symbolize what they perceive as the silenced emotions, thoughts and fears of thousands of homosexual and transgender individuals.
During his life, King enjoyed drawing, studying bugs, singing, and crocheting despite the incessant anti-gay harassment of his peers. In the end, it was a 14-year-old classmate who shot him in the head. Capps reminded the House that King’s violent death was a harsh reminder of the numerous anti-gay hate acts that go unnoticed.
“Larry's death is incredibly tragic. It is also a sad reminder that pleas for help— from our young lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender population—are often met with silence,” said Capps. “I commend the courage of every student participating in the Day of Silence. I know that your efforts will bring much needed attention to the plight that students like Larry face every single day.”
Capps is not the only person to speak about King on National Day of Silence. CNN personality Larry King, noting that he shares his name with the slain student, has recorded a public service announcement in which he shares his views on the matter.
Bianca Licata is an Independent intern.
I took a quiz and I am still an Evangelical/Baptists in my way of thinking to some extent, but on the bright side at least I did not come out as a fundamentalists that would have been chilling (http://quizfarm.com/test.php?q_id=311716). However, this is not surprising since I was raised as an Evangelical/Baptists, but I hoped I had gotten somewhat beyond this mindset. So please have some patience with me, because sometimes I have these attacks and start thinking like an Evangelical/Baptists and it can be kind of strange. There is still this thought process in the back of my head that if I do not answer certain questions correctly (How old is the world?; Should the Bible be taken literally?; etc…) I may be falling into some type of serious error. This may sound silly, but it is true. So now I am trying to expand my way of thinking by being around some Christians who think differently and being exposed to different teachings. There has to be something more to Christianity that is what my heart is telling me. I think the first step to do this is to attend a church, unlike the one I was brought up in, and hear some brand new teachings on Christ. This is a far better option than the last time I got fed up with evangelism and stopped attending church all together. I went to the movies on Sunday morning instead