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Ahhh Yes, Just Another Argument For Home Schooling!Bus driver calls student a “stupid little bigot,” among other things, for sharing her religious views.  Sounds like the school lied about what was on the video tapes and the parents only found out when they sued to see them.  Amazingly, the school didn’t discipline the driver in any way or even put her on another route.

This a bus driver. Not a teacher or administrator. This is someone that is paid minimal wages to transport children to and from school, not to bash the children over their religious views.

How Christianity Encourages Scientific InquiryOne commenter claimed that:

“If it were up to Christianity, we wouldn’t even know what those little lights in the SKY at NIGHT are.”

My response (more here):

That’s odd, because the writer of Genesis knew that there were a vast number of stars, akin to the number of grains of sand in the sea.

And he knew it when people at that time (and for a couple thousands more years) thought there were only 1,100 stars or so (See Genesis chapters 15, 22 and 32).

The writer sure was lucky, eh?

He also made a “lucky” and rather confident assertion that the universe came into being a point in time.

I’ve started using Windows Live Writer, a free desktop application, to edit my posts.  It mirrors the WordPress format but has several advantages:

  • lets me copy draft files to make templates (big timesaver!)
  • capability to write offline
  • easier picture importing and editing
  • easier to copy and paste links
  • more!

Installation tips and overview here.

Maybe Pre-abortion Ultrasounds Are Emotionally Torturous For A Reason

Why can’t Obama Find Time For Arizona Gov. Brewer?  He finds time to talk to the head of Iran and other “friends” of the U.S. but can’t talk to a U.S. governor whose laws he has criticized and whose borders he is obligated to protect?

Despite some twisting done by pro-abortionists, Susan B. Anthony: Pro-life was a pro-lifer.

Best caption of the week, or possibly the month, by the Wintery Knight: “Unborn baby schemes about pro-life persuasion.”  He looks like a little Mr. Burns from The Simpsons (“Excellent”).

Best. Finals. Ever.

Just had to rerun this one from 2008.  When the Lakers play the Celtics everything is inflated: Winning is way better and losing is far worse.  Hopefully with Bynum (sort of) playing and Artest to stop Paul Pierce the outcome will be different this time.

Go Lakers!

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I hardly watch any sports on TV, which saves me tons of time.  I can honestly say I don’t miss it much.  But I will have to tune into some of the Lakers / Celtics NBA Finals this year (aside from a few games where I have conflicts with family things).

It brings back many memories – bad (Boston beating Milwaukee in 1974 when Kareem played there), really bad (LA choking and losing to Boston in 1984), really good (LA beating Boston in 1987, plus their other championships), and the absolute all-time best: Beating the Celtics in Boston in 1985.

Kareem was unbelievable.  38 years old and still dominating the game from beginning to end.

2nd. Best. Finals. Ever.

More on faux-lifers

As I noted in this post:

Faux-lifers are the self-identified “pro-lifers” who supported the health care bill.  They fought having the Stupak Amendment added and/or they risked the bill’s passage to ensure that taxpayer-funded abortions would be included.  From now on I consider them pro-abortion, not pro-life or even pro-choice.

These folks claimed that they wanted to reduce abortions.  But you don’t reduce abortions by increasing abortions, and that is what this bill will do.  They’ll insist that better health care will reduce the need for abortions, but under no circumstances does giving away free abortions reduce abortions.

Many people who claim the pro-life position still support radical pro-abortionists like President Obama.  They reason that abortion is kinda bad but that with the right healthcare policies we’ll reduce the “need” for abortions.  Of course, their support for taxpayer-funded abortions exposed that deception.  Again, you don’t reduce abortions by giving them away for free.

Ray Comfort made a good point about this in a good usage of the “trot out the toddler” pro-life argument:

Here’s the way you are thinking at present. You are in a polling booth, thinking about two candidates. One oversees the mass murder of all three-year old females. The other doesn’t have any program to take care of them. You are confused. It’s not clear to you for whom you should vote. Do you vote for the mass-murderer, whose hands drip with the blood of millions of children, or do you vote for the candidate who doesn’t have a healthy social program?

If toddlers were being legally destroyed for the reasons typically given for abortion (concerns about money, education, career, not ready to be a parent, etc.) would these Obama supporters vote to keep it legal while working to reduce the root causes of toddler-cide?  Of course not.  Neither should they support the pro-abortion agenda of Obama & Co.

Worst. GPS directions. Ever.

The scene: My youngest daughter and I were returning from a couple of college visits.  We were trying to find a gas station to fill up the rental car so I wouldn’t have to pay the good folks at AVIS $5 / gallon, or whatever exorbitant rate they charge these days.

As is often the case, there were no gas stations near the airport.  We used the GPS to search for nearby stations.  There was one a few miles a way.  Good news, right?  Not exactly.

We went down a narrow, winding road through the woods and came to a road by the river.  Then we went along the river for about a mile.

Then the nice woman on the GPS said:

Take ferry across river.

There was a ferry there, all right.  And it probably led to a gas station.  But we opted to go back up a different narrow, windy road and finally found an Exxon.

At least it wasn’t like the episode of The Office where Michael’s GPS directed him into a lake.

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Gov. Christie: If you don’t like my education budget, find another job — I hope this guy is for real.  I love how he has the guts to speak plainly and truthfully.

When Wilson, who has a master’s degree, said she was not being compensated for her education and experience, Christie said:

“Well, you know then that you don’t have to do it.” Some in the audience applauded.

Mainstream media fairly investigates accusation of forced abortion — I’m amazed that they reported on this.  Good for them.  No surprise that abortionists have such low ethics.  He obviously wasn’t pro-choice — at least the choice for a woman to change her mind about an abortion.

2 Chronicles 7:14 is NOT for the Christian — Good points by Glenn about this oft-misused verse.

Desmond Tutu takes a step backward on biblical truth — too many people don’t listen carefully to what famous religious leaders actually say and test it in the light of scripture.  Tutu says that you worship a “homophobic God” if you believe what the Bible clearly teaches.

Free digital book about the responses to criticisms of Stephen C. Meyers’ Signature in the Cell.

Published in 2009, Signature in the Cell: DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Design is recognized as establishing one of the strongest pillars underlying the argument for intelligent design.  To call the book fascinating and important is an understatement. No less interesting in its way, however, was the critical response and it is with that this book is concerned. For the fact is that despite SITC being written about in print and online by numerous friends and foes of intelligent-design theory, few—if any—of the critics really grappled with the substance of Meyer’s argument.  This is remarkable and telling. In this digital book which includes live links to the critics’ own writings, defenders of SITC analyze the hostile response.

Graphic evidence of what Arizona is up against — good find by Marshall.  Check out the pictures of the trash left by illegal aliens.  How many times have you seen this from the mainstream media?  Will the open borders-types be going to clean that up along with the human waste left behind?

Joe Sestak admits bribe offer — where is the outrage?

Some good news: California: Alameda District Discontinues K-5 LGBT “Lesson 9” Curriculum

While the District had claimed that a LGBT curriculum was necessary to address bullying and harassment in elementary schools, documentation from the District obtained by PJI through a public records request revealed that, of the approximately 170 incident reports in an 18 month period, there were no school incidents of harassment due to sexual orientation in the elementary grades.

The whole initiative was the typical LGBT Trojan Horse.  Why would they need to destroy the innocence of children as young as kindergarten just to prevent bullying?  A simple anti-bullying policy is all you need.

Some more good news: Texas rolls back liberal anti-American bias from textbooks

Immigration roundup

No, not that kind of roundup.  Just a collection of excellent articles on the topic.

First, Got Questions has a good summary of the Bible and illegal immigration.

Here’s the text of Arizona SB 1070.  Opponents of it would be wise to actually read it and explain precisely why it is racist, Nazi-like, etc.  It mirrors the Federal law and apparently a California law as well.

The speech of the Mexican president is one of the most hypocritical acts I’ve ever seen and the reaction of some of the Democrats was treasonous.  This guy sends us his poorest people and criminals and gets money in return.  No conflict of interest there, eh?  Republicans should make commercials of the Democrats cheering this phony and play them daily until November.

How about if Arizona adopted Mexico’s border policy?

Hey, Cuba opposes the law so the Democrats are in good company there.

James White had a good summary about Arizona’s SB 1070 immigration law and its relation to the Ergun Caner topic.  Watch which sides focus on facts and logic and which just play to emotions.

SB 1070 is “Senate Bill 1070,” passed a few weeks ago here in Arizona. I am one of the very small percentage of human beings on the planet who has actually read the entirety of the legislation (it is not, like a certain “health care bill” rushed through Congress a few months ago, thousands of pages long). It only took a few minutes to read it. It is not difficult to understand. It says that if you are stopped by the normal actions of police officers (pulled over for traffic violations, apprehended after a crime, trespassing, etc.) and you cannot produce a driver’s license or other official identification (something we are all accustomed to doing), they have the right to inquire as to whether you are legally in the United States or not, and if not, they can begin the legal process leading to deportation.

Now, if I had not read the bill myself, I would never come to the conclusion that SB 1070 says what it says by watching a very wide variety of people on television, from the President of the United States, the Attorney General of the United States (neither of which had taken the time I did to actually read the bill), movie stars, entire sports teams (including the Phoenix Suns, who lost a supporter in yours truly when they injected politics into sport a few weeks ago) etc. and etc. The wild-eyed behavior of people I have observed is simply shocking in its excess, and its ignorance. Not only does California have a similar law on its books already, but the scolding of my home state by the President of Mexico (and the groveling applause he received in so doing) set new records for gross hypocrisy in that Mexico’s laws relating to illegal entrance into their country (combined with the massive corruption of the federal government of Mexico) makes Arizona’s law look like a rule from the local cookie bake off competition.

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Texas doctors opting out of Medicare at alarming rate — just more of the Law of Unintended Consequences at work.  Guess what? If the government makes bad laws and tries to stiff people then behavior changes.  But of course, the 2,000+ page health care bill that none of its supporters actually read won’t have any negative consequences . . .

Naked liberalism: The desire for Congressional mandates to have conservative web sites link to liberal sites. Give it a listen.  It is ridiculous on multiple levels.  Aside from the pesky un-Constitutionality, how would you possibly measure and enforce it?

What is morbidly ironic is Obama’s chiding to listen to opposing views.  That is a two-way street.  I love asking liberals how much conservative media they consume (other than the extremely well informed Libs that hang out here ;-)).  It is usually something in the neighborhood of zero.

Also fun is asking them to state your positions, even though they disagree with you.  For example, I know all the most popular pro-abortion arguments and am glad to debunk them.  No straw men required.  But it is very rare to see a pro-abort be able to articulate the views of pro-lifers, even though they disagree with them.

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Check out Roxanne’s post on Throwing Women Under the Socialist/Progressive Bus.  Just a sample:

Then there’s the complete disregard for women’s health and well-being.  The Left is furious that crisis pregnancy centres do not provide abortions nor refer women to them; nevertheless, they seem to not care that Planned Parenthood promotes abortion and will refuse to provide adoption referrals and gives almost no prenatal care to pregnant women.

The Left cares no more about women’s health than about their reproductive autonomy. Although the link between abortion and breast cancer has been well-established (and studies that find anything else are methodologically unsound ), Obama’s change.org toutedRep. Harry Waxman’s report which criticised crisis pregnancy centres for mentioning the connection – and justified themselves with one single report from 1997.  They also claim that women who abort do not experience future fertility problems, despite the fact that women who have abortions are three times as likely to deliver a premature baby in the future,first-trimester abortions are associated with a higher rate of subsequent miscarriages, and abortion can cause infertility, PID, and a host of other problems.  The Leftist’s claim that abortion does not cause psychological distress would be comical, if not for the horrible pain that women experience post-abortion.

Brrrr… Scientists Issue New Warning of Imminent Food & Ethanol Shortages Due to Global Cooling – Shocking!  But those scientists couldn’t be wrong.  Hat tip: Wes

It is truly a bizarre, upside down world in international politics: Iran was elected to the United Nation’s Commission on the Status of Women.

Then the U.S. representative apologizes to China for our “human rights abuses” in Arizona.  Hey, just ask China what they do if people come into their country without paperwork and demand free food, clothing and education.  Ask them about the North Korean refugees they send back to certain brutal deaths.

And more and more Obama representatives admit they haven’t even read Arizona’s bill — even though they condemn it.

Great response from Arizona to Los Angeles over their boycott — Paraphrase: “Hey, we supply 25% of your power, so if you are serious about your convictions then we’ll send the electrons elsewhere.