For those of you who don’t know what Adobe Flash is it is an add-on to your web browser that allows you to view all the videos around now. But, it also is used to make many of those flashy things that distract you from reading content. Those just bug me to no end! Maybe being deaf I am more sensitive to that flashing than most people are? To remove this pain I have purposely chosen to do without Flash. I can tell you my web viewing life is simpler now. I used to have a large post-pad handy to cover up all those flashing ads; that did a pretty good job but it was cumbersome.
Source: Republican Re-Branding: The ‘Happy Party’? – ABC News. “We want to build a massive party that’s exciting, […]
Source: Thomas Edison hologram chats at Detroit Auto Show – CBS News. Past met present at the auto show […]
From Tony Jones in his book The New Christians: Dispatches from the Emergent Frontier: Good theology begets beautiful […]
Source: https://rjscorner.net/2012/02/27/where-are-you-john-sherman-when-we-need-you/ It seems literally impossible for another Republican to take charge of these types of matters (controlling fraud […]
Source: Why Pentagon won’t say how it would cut $55 billion starting Jan. 1 – CSMonitor.com. One reason […]
It’s surprising how little money we can get along on. – March 9, 1933 Will Rogers From […]
Source: Behind Inaugural Speeches, Meaningful Words | History & Archaeology | Smithsonian Magazine. Wordle is an application that takes […]
I am going to spend the next few posts giving you some more info about the emergent church […]
When we moved into our 1925 farmhouse almost 13 years ago there was not much of its original […]
Yesterday, Senator Dianne Feinstein introduced legislation (S. 150) that offers a big step toward reducing gun violence in […]
Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to […]
Children should bury their parents; parents should not have to bury their kids. Pastors should conduct funerals for […]
Yet another picture of my favorite vacation place and that is Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado. You […]
Some Christians believe that absolutely everything that happens in your life was totally planned by God and is […]
via Gun control: Why the US military is fighting with the NRA – CSMonitor.com. US military commanders are trying […]
I got another of those wrenching emails from my friend Jim Wallis over at Sojourners. He sends out […]
This is a continuation of our study of Thomas Jefferson to discount the belief that he intended the […]
Source: On a Short Leash – QuakerQuaker. Had occasion to recall a dog that I used to walk. Normally, […]
I just got finished reading a blog post with the above title. The conclusion that the author came to was therefore to do only those things that make you happy. While this very narcissistic world view is pretty prominent today it all comes down to “what makes you happy?” That question alone could fill a library. Happiness is a very transcendent term. I have lived on this earth longer than many and I have come to the conclusion that when you focus your life totally on yourself you will never reach any significant level of true happiness.
Everyone, especially those of us who are beyond mid-life are very aware that death could be just around the corner. Maybe that is the only thing we “have” to do but there are a lot of things in our lives before that inevitable condition. When I originally saw the post I immediately pre-supposed that the author would continue the sentence with “Everything else is a choice”. The author of this post it turns out is a young girl currently attending college so I guess I should excuse her for taking what I consider a pretty shallow approach to this deeply philosophical statement. I’m pretty sure that as she accumulates knowledge she will see quite different answers to this question.
This week, Spinners and Winners went to Americans for Tax Reform to talk to the man behind the pledge. ‘The Taxpayer Protection Pledge’ has been signed by virtually every Republican office holder over the last 20 years, binding congressman, senators, and governors to promise no tax increases of any kind, ever.
There’s talk that pledge is now dead, but as you can see, Grover Norquist is not backing down.Those who have disavowed the pledge — such Senators Lindsay Graham, R-S.C., and John McCain, R-Ariz. — will hear from their constituents, Norquist says.
“I think that people should keep their commitment to voters. I think they need to if they get elected with an open promise, they should keep that promise to voters,” says the founder of Americans for Tax Reform.
We all know that Washington D.C. is about power. It consumes almost anyone who goes there. I’m absolutely sure that is also the reason behind Grover Norquist’s words above. He sees himself losing power after so many years and is doing anything possible to hang on to it. He seems kind of like McCarthy in the 1950s who gained power by accusing many there of being a communist. He dominated the Senate for several years until one person took him down with one utterance. “Have you no shame!”.
I must admit that I am a loyal customer of Amazon. I pay an extra $79 a year to have two-day free delivery of almost everything I buy and I buy quite a bit from them. I get many things the next day. It amazes me just how quickly they can get my order to me!
Another company that amazes me is Google. If I have a question on just about anything I can get many different views on the subject usually within a minute or two. I can remember in high school and even college spending hours in the library scouring through twenty-four book encyclopedias and many other books to find a minute amount of info I can now get in seconds.
Source: Obama’s Speech Is Urgent Call for Progressive Values – NYTimes.com. Mr. Obama came to office four years ago […]
All followers of Jesus should be regular readers of Scripture. This is the primary place where we get […]