Wednesday, March 21, 2007

The Religion and its Prophet

Here is an interesting perspective offered by the Czech president on the religion of global warming (divine services being held today in the Capitol hearing rooms).

On Pork and Spinach

CAGW (Citizens Against Government Waste) has long been identifying the biggest pork-barrel spenders in Washington and has announced it's Porker of the Month.

"It's easy to make fun of spinach, but if we had eaten more of it, we'd be a stronger society," mused this month's honoree Rep. Sam Farr (D-Calif.) as he added $25,000,000.00 for spinach growers in his district to the U.S. Readiness, Veterans' Health and Iraq Accountability Act of 2007.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

The Amnesia Helmet Award

This blog will hereafter occasionally bestow the Amnesia Helmet award to worthy nominees. It is a dubious honor just to be nominated, but only a select few will receive the coveted virtual Helmet for their virtual mantels.

A little history of the concept—explained in an Amazon review of the Buck Rogers 1939 serial: "...Buck Rogers is here to fight Kane's evil domination of mankind, which involves making obedient robots out of folks by strapping an "amnesia helmet" on their heads."

The criteria: The award will be given to those who, like the diabolical Kane, deliberately attempt to strap the helmet on our heads and thus manipulate us, or to those who in selective forgetfulness don it themselves.

My vast readership (members of the Amnesia Academy) is invited to submit nominees at any time. (I know my audience is growing because my profile hits increased from 571 to 585 within a month and only 13 of those new hits were me checking my profile hits.)

The first award goes to Hillary Rodham Clinton for her principled condemnation of the Bush administration firing of 9 U.S. attorneys. It seems that in 1993 the Clintons fired all 93 U.S. attorneys...

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

In Any Language

My dear friend and college room-mate Paul Sunde, with his wife Reiko has been living and working in Japan for many years. He now has a website with a few pictures, a lot of Japanese and a little English, introducing his church. I'm struck by the simplicity, profundity and universality of this line in his message:

"In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth." Genesis 1:1

These are the first words of the Bible. Believing just this one sentence will change your life.

Monday, March 05, 2007

More Smart Guys

The criteria for inclusion in my list of "smart guys" at right are quite uncomplicated.

A candidate must:
1. Agree with me on some important issue.
2. Say it better than I can.
3. On positions that I don't agree with, articulate his or her position (females can be smart guys) clearly.
4. Amuse or intrigue me.
5. Demonstrate the capability of maintaining proper agreement of subject and verb even in difficult cases like "criteria...are quite uncomplicated."

A candidate is disqualified if:
1. He or she embarrasses me by saying something really stupid more than once. Just like eighth grade Phys. Ed. softball, two strikes you're out. We just don't have time for any more, and everybody gets a chance to bat.
2. The word "journey" is anywhere used outside it's clear literal meaning. "My faith journey" would disqualify, for example.
3. I don't like them any more.

I have added a new smart guy, and this post on NAE and global warming meets all the qualifications. Check it out...
The News is Out!

And I could not be more thrilled! And I expect all honor and deferential treatment due my new title and position. Thank You.