- The One's Education Secretary-designate says, "I teached kidz to talk English reel gud!" Well, not really; but the school system administered by Arne Duncan since 2001, testing for 2007 revealed that only 17 percent of eighth graders read at or above grade level. Clearly this is the sort of excellence that drew The One to him, and not any kind of same-old-same-old cronyism. Because, you know, in that case, the MSM would be all over him. Srsly!
- I mentioned Rick Warren's choice to pray at The One's anointing. My good friend Al Mohler (well, I shook his hand once) weighs in on a couple of points. He discusses the storm of outrage The One has received for this pick, and gives a lengthy evaluation. Mine would be much briefer. Here it is: If Obama had a good soul and brain working together, he should simply have responded to the GLBT's, "So, is it your position that practicing Christians should be barred from public life altogether?" But, having sold his soul long ago to the worst elements in the nation, I'm sure 0 wouldn't want (nor find himself able) to pose that question. Because that pretty much is the position of today's Democratic Party.
- Mohler also says that he'd have declined the invitation to pray, because of Obama's appalling threats against the unborn. Of course I agree heartily with Mohler's horror at Obama's anti-child extremism. But he doesn't seem to entertain the possibility of praying a prophetic prayer that boldly, passionately and unambiguously preaches the Gospel and points the nation to repentance.
- How do you get a future in American politics? Well, you can work hard, focus, keep to your principles, and pile up a tall stack of impressive accomplishments... or you can be named "Kennedy." Just not "Palin."
- Breaking news! Stop the presses! Most Americans who say they are Christians don't have a clue what being a Christian means!
- As you know, I whacked away at the remake of The Day the Earth Stood Still remake both here and at Pyro. Over there, I particularly took issue with the glowing review at Christian Post. A couple of commenters understandably thought it was a Christianity Today review. That would make sense, since the latter is, as a rule, far more interested in "today" than unpopular elements of Biblical "Christianity." However, it's interesting that the review in Christianity Today is similar to mine in some ways — except in objecting at any length to its contradiction to the Gospel.
- Well, this is just sad, and if you don't need sad, don't bother. Also, it is the MSM, and it is second-hand or third-hand. But AP says that disgraced NAE president Ted Haggard confesses to struggling with his sexuality. Now of course that's sad, but it isn't the saddest. Read the article (if you want to), and you can't but notice: it's all horizontal. Purely, drably, deadly horizontal.
- But as I said, that is the Associated Press, whose motto could appropriately be "The Uninformed Misinforming the Uninformed." Want another example? Check this article about the electors casting their votes for Obama. Particularly chew this sentence over: "Monday's voting was a largely ceremonial procedure, but one mandated by the Constitution." Seriously. Think that one over. Seriously. That's our mainstream media, doing all the thinking and knowing for us, so that we don't have to.
- And, finally: happy anniversary!
Friday, December 19, 2008