Sunday, September 9, 2012

Class Reunion

***I went to my class reunion last night, first one I've ever gone to. It was so much fun to see my old classmates, and some of the teachers were there too. I got some great pictures, looking forward to enjoying them.

***Why are Christian athletes crucified by the media? Ain't it the truth? If you're a lecherous, womanizing, trash-talking bum, you're celebrated. A clean living, clean talking Christian? You're fair game.
The NFL football season begins today – and with it, we can expect another round of attacks on New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow. There are plenty of legitimate questions about the former Heisman winner’s suitability for the NFL. But the most strident assaults on Tebow typically have nothing to do with his completion percentage, and everything to do with his Christian faith.
Back in 2011, NFL analyst and retired Bengals wide receiver Cris Collinsworth explained that some of the roots of the anti-Tebow animus were faith-based: “It’s unbelievable, though, JB, that one of the best kids – just pure kids that's ever come into the NFL – is hated because of his faith, because of his mission work, because of the fact that he wears it on his sleeve, because of the fact that he lives his life that he talks about.”
Yet it’s true – Tebow’s unembarrassed Christianity has earned him derision and even hatred.

Stuff like this - completely uncalled for and frankly, stupid:

Anti-Tebow comments have sometimes taken absurd forms, such as when the editor of infidelity website Ashley Madison guaranteed that “no man of Tebow’s stature could survive a season in New York without succumbing to the temptations of the city.”
Others have charged Tebow with hypocrisy, as when radio host Craig Carton accused Tebow of being a “fraud” who “clearly thinks he is Jesus” on his Aug. 14 show. Or attacks can simply devolve into vile displays of bigotry, as when sportswriter Dan Bernstein called Tebow “little more than an affable simpleton” and his followers “lunatic-fringe cultists” and “batspit crazy fanatics.”
The most deranged attack on Tebow came from Rabbi Joshua Hammerman, who fulminated in Dececember 2011 before the Broncos-Patriots football game: “If Tebow wins the Super Bowl, against all odds, it will buoy his faithful, and emboldened faithful can do insane things, like burning mosques, bashing gays and indiscriminately banishing immigrants.”

I think it boils down to the fact that the faithless don't understand the peace and contentment that those who are confident in their faith have, so they have to attack it. It's a shame, because it's available to anyone who will accept it.

***Speaking of anti-Christian hatred, here's a shock: Democrat chair in Florida spews his version:

“I’m Jewish, I’m not a fan of any other religion than Judaism.”

“The worst possible allies for the Jewish state are the fundamentalist Christians who want Jews to die and convert so they can bring on the second coming of their Lord.”

What ignorant rubbish.

***Biden challenges media to "fact check me." That's a mistake.

***Why is this election close? I've been asking that for a long time. Here's a disturbing answer:

On paper, given Obama’s record, this election should be a cakewalk for the Republicans. Why isn’t it? I am afraid the answer may be that the country is closer to the point of no return than most of us believed. With over 100 million Americans receiving federal welfare benefits, millions more going on Social Security disability, and many millions on top of that living on entitlement programs–not to mention enormous numbers of public employees–we may have gotten to the point where the government economy is more important, in the short term, than the real economy. My father, the least cynical of men, used to quote a political philosopher to the effect that democracy will work until people figure out they can vote themselves money. I fear that time may have come.


***Book review: The Parties Versus the People." This sounds interesting.

***Exploiting a tragedy.

A possible lawsuit is brewing over the shootings at the Aurora movie theater, and there may be many more. The suit could target the owner of the theater.
Lawyers in New York they say Cinemark is the main entity they’re planning to go after for compensation for the victims. They’re hoping they can reach some sort of settlement right off the bat, but they’re prepared to go to court.
“We have the experience and the contacts to hopefully end this litigation quickly,” attorney Marc Bern said.

As if it's the theater's fault. This is nothing but golddigging, and it's despicable.


                                          ....that would be your typical Obama voter.

***More stupidity from the Left.

KING: I just can't believe he's going after the man's wife. I can't believe he did that, but he did, but he did. Now, did you offer similar comments about Ann Romney's speech as well?

KRAUTHAMMER: It was a different speech by a different woman.

KING: But did she not also talk about her husband, his feelings, empathy? But no, let's not do that because we're talking about the Obamas, and this, when it comes to the Obamas, for goodness sakes, they do nothing right. I'm prepared to just go ahead and accept that from you, Charles. They do nothing right. Maybe the thing that they could do that would make you happy, maybe they should just die.

That is from a Washington Post columnist. See? You can't say anything negative about the Obamas without hating them and wishing them dead. These people are sickening.

***The only attitude is gratitude. Great, true story.


A Song from the Suds

Queen of my tub, I merrily sing,
While the white foam raises high,
And sturdily wash, and rinse, and wring,
And fasten the clothes to dry;
Then out in the free fresh air they swing,
Under the sunny sky.

I wish we could wash from our hearts and our souls
The stains of the week away,
And let water and air by their magic make
Ourselves as pure as they;
Then on the earth there would be indeed
A glorious washing day!

Along the path of a useful life
Will heart's-ease ever bloom;
The busy mind has no time to think
Of sorrow, or care, or gloom;
And anxious thoughts may be swept away
As we busily wield a broom.

I am glad a task to me is given
To labor at day by day;
For it brings me health, and strength, and hope,
And I cheerfully learn to say-
"Head, you may think; heart, you may feel;
But hand, you shall work always!"

Louisa May Alcott

***                                WHOA. TWO WORDS, DUDE. "TIC TAC"

In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing.
The worst thing you can do is nothing
Theodore Roosevelt

***Have a great day!

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