Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Physically Strong, Mentally Awake, and Morally Ambiguous

Scouts "may allow gays?" No, wait, they'll just leave local troops swinging in the wind. Once again, money triumphs over principle.

Call the scouts at 972-580-2000 and tell them not to change this policy, and sign this petition. How can we teach our boys to follow moral principles if we are willing to change ours whenever a bully comes along?

Monday, January 28, 2013

Monday Joke

A new priest was nervous about hearing confessions, so he asked an older priest to sit in on his sessions. The new priest had only heard a couple confessions when the older priest asks him to step out of the confessional for a few suggestions.

The older priest says, "Cross you arms over your chest and rub your chin with one hand."

The new priest tries this. The old priest suggests, "Try saying things like, 'I see,' 'yes,' 'go on,' 'I understand,' and 'how did you feel about that?'"

The new priest says those things, trying them out. The old priest says, "Now, don't you think that's a little better than saying, 'Whoa... What happened next?'"

Sunday, January 27, 2013

The Greatest Story Never Told

The March for Life is the largest civil rights protest in the world, but you won't see it in the news.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Reality vs Fantasy

Of course, as the "gun control" controversy heats up we hear more and more stories from each "side" to prove their point. But, like most of these issues, there's way more heat than light. It was several stories I heard about today that prompted this post.

In one story a five year old girl was suspended from school for 10 days for offering to shoot a playmate with a "Hello Kitty" bubble blower gun. In another story in two separate incidents, six year old boys were suspended from school for pointing their fingers like guns.

Nor are these incidents isolated. I know personally of a cub scout who was suspended from school because he left his cub scout pocket knife at a friend's house, and the friend returned it to him the next day after school, and another student witnessed the exchange.

In none of these incidents were any students "in danger" and claims that we need to take these or any additional actions to keep students safe is absurd. Does any one honestly think that a disturbed person, intent on killing as many people as he can, will change his mind because he can't use a particular type of weapon? If they do they are delusional.

There are non-assault rifles, hand guns, pipe bombs, knives, Molotov cocktails and I'm sure dozens of weapons I've not even considered that can be used to attack defenseless people. Note that the key word is "defenseless" people. There will always be someone who goes off the rails. As long as we make people more defenseless, there will be more devastating attacks.

The question is, do we want to make people really safe, or give them the fantasy of thinking they are safe?

Monday Joke

With midterms coming up I offer this joke:

Little Johnny's teacher was quizzing the students in math.

Teacher: If I give you two rabbits and then I give you another two rabbits, how many rabbits do you have?

Johny: Five.

Teacher: No, listen carefully again. If I give you two rabbits, and then I give you another two rabbits, how many rabbits have you got?

Johny: Five.

Teacher: Let's try this another way. If I give you two apples and then I give you another two apples, how many apples have you got?

Johny: Four.

Teacher: Good! Now, if I give you two rabbits and then I give you another two rabbits, how many rabbits have you got?

Johny: Five.

Teacher: How on earth do you work out that two rabbits plus two rabbits is five?

Johny: I've already got one rabbit at home.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Monday Joke

A very religious man lived next door to an atheist. The religious man prayed every single day and night, spending much time at church, while the atheist never even thought of such things.

However, the atheist had a good life. An excellent, well-payed job, and a beautiful wife, lovely, healthy, children, whereas the religious man's job was stressful and his wages were low, his wife was getting fatter every day, and his kids were obnoxious, and disrespectful.

So one day, while deep into his regular prayer, he looked towards heaven and asked, "Oh God, I honor you every day, I ask your advice for every problem and confess to you my every sin, no matter how small. Yet my neighbor, who doesn't even believe in you and certainly never prays, seems blessed with every happiness, while I go poor and suffer many an indignity. Why is this?"

A great voice spoke out from above, "BECAUSE HE DOESN'T BOTHER ME ALL THE TIME!"

Saturday, January 12, 2013

What you wear

Where will you be?

On January 25th 2013? Why don't you join us?

Friday, January 11, 2013


I have a ton of stuff I'd like to write about, but no time to do it. So here are some stories that I'm thinking about...

NEW YORK--(Business Wire)-- The National Father`s Day Council announced today that it has selected President Bill Clinton, Founder of the William J. Clinton Foundation and 42nd President of the United States, as a 2013 "Father of the Year" Award recipient.

"With the profound generosity, leadership and tireless dedication to both his public office and many philanthropic organizations, President Clinton exemplifies the attributes that we celebrate through the father of the year award."

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli said on a syndicated radio program that going to jail may be an effective way to protest a federal mandate that employers cover contraceptives in insurance plans...
"My local bishop said he told a group, 'Well, you know, I told a group I'm ready to go to jail,' and I told him, 'Bishop, don't take this personally - you need to go to jail," Cuccinelli said, trying to balance levity with seriousness.

JACKSON, Ohio — So many people showed up tonight to take a stand for Jesus that a meeting to discuss whether a painting of Him should hang in a public school had to be moved to a bigger space...

The leader of Jackson City Schools said it would take a higher authority than the Freedom From Religion Foundation to force the painting’s removal after 65 years.
“I’m certainly not going to run down there and take the picture down because some group from Madison, Wis., who knows nothing about the culture of our community or why the picture is even there, wants me to take it down,” Howard told WKKJ.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Another young woman

Estee Ackerman joins the ranks of Young Women I Admire. An 11 year old Jew from Long Island, she was disqualified from a national ping pong tournament for refusing to play on the Sabbath. As her father describes it:
"I believe everyone in life has certain things that they love to do, maybe they love to cook, they love to play golf, they love to work, but the Sabbath, unless you're a doctor or a fireman – you have to save people's lives – the Sabbath takes precedence over all these things,"
Glad to know that some young people do have their priorities in order.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Monday Joke

The bidding was proceeding fast and furiously when the auctioneer suddenly announced, "A gentleman in this room has lost a wallet containing ten thousand dollars. If returned, he will pay a reward of two thousand dollars."

There was a moment's silence in the auction house and from the back of the room came a shout, "Two thousand five hundred."