Monthly Archives: October 2008

Prayer at the Golden Calf

Words utterly fail me. And yet … and yet … It’s easy to sit here and see the error in people gathered around a bull, praying not to it per se, yet still invoking the Name for the sake of … Continue reading

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Obama and abortion

I’m not trying to stir the pot here with my staunchly pro-life friends, I’m really not, but I am curious why this one issue comes before all others in terms of whom they vote for. I also consider myself pro-life. … Continue reading

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McCain’s become a drag on his own ticket

John McCain has been such a disappointment this time around. I was honestly excited when McCain won the GOP race earlier this year, because I remember what a great candidate he would have made in 2000. I was looking forward … Continue reading

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The toxic tone of political discourse

It’s time for people on the Right to begin denouncing — loudly — those who engage in scare tactics against those on the Left, or who incite fear and hatred of them. I’m not talking about Bozo Melonheads who barely … Continue reading

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Bible questions

A few I always like to ask: How can we say that Scripture is divinely inspired, infallible and inerrant when it flatly contradicts itself in parallel accounts? Why do we cherrypick which parts of the Bible we take at face … Continue reading

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Trilinguality

The native Spanish-speakers at my daughters’ school declared me trilingual Thursday afternoon. I was working the phones in the front office, calling our middle school parents to let them know that their children would be at the main building for … Continue reading

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When I rule the world

When I rule the world, planned obsolescence will be a criminal offense, punished by 20 years’ hard labor and subject to fines to compensate for the wasted resources and unnecessary consumer expenses involved in replacing appliances, tools, equipment and other … Continue reading

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Religious moralism

The question I have, and will continue to have, is why some insist that our duty before Christ is to preach morality to the world, or to get people to act in a more moral manner. It is not. While … Continue reading

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My daughter, Sarah Palin

The charter school had a mock debate today, which Sarah Palin (represented by Evangeline) won hands-down. Barack Obama couldn’t remember many of his positions, Joe Biden had nothing to say, and even John McCain was content to let Palin speak … Continue reading

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The exhaustion of covering local politics

The thing I came to realize after 10 years of watching politics up close and personal is that many politicians are bullies at heart, and that the thuggery gets worse the higher up you go in the party echelon. Their … Continue reading

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