Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 2:25 pm
For those involved with college students, take a look at this promotional video about a campus outreach project run by a local Presbyterian church (and the students themselves!) near Cal Poly University, San Luis Obispo, California. It’s a coffeehouse which also serves as a study hall / gathering center where people can interact at all levels. My friend Keith Plummer has dubbed it “L’Abri-Like”.
#LAbri #outreach #evangelism #21stCentury
Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 2:19 pm
Imagine if being a “Deadbeat Dad” received the same level of national publicity – and scorn – as, say, the publication of private conversations where one sport’s team owner made racist and homophobic statements? From Joe Carter’s article,
Men who have the ability to provide financial support for their children but refuse to do so should be among the most shamed groups in America. Yet there isn’t much stigma attached to being a “deadbeat dad”—and in some communities there is no disgrace at all to being an absent father.
Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 2:16 pm
Last March, two pro-life female high school students, in a free-speech zone [sic] on the campus of UCSB, had their display board stolen right in front of them by an associate professor. They were then assaulted as they attempted to retrieve their property. In August, the professor was convicted and given a slap-on-the-wrist sentencing (imagine, if you will, the results if it had been a conservative professor assaulting two underage gay-rights protesters).
You can see video of them following the professor at the following link. Note the sophomoric attempt at logic some of the university students hurl at the girls (e.g., “you don’t attend this college” or “you don’t pay to attend here”).
Take off your cultural blinders… This is the thinking of the next gen.
#prolife #freespeech #abortion
Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 2:10 pm
Concealed Carry permits are up in O.C. after the sheriff quickly followed the court’s recent ruling on the matter and began issuing permits. Interesting to note, however,
“According to the analysis, permits are spread throughout the county, but certain cities — including Huntington Beach, Newport Beach and Yorba Linda — have a higher concentration of licensees. Others, including Santa Ana and Garden Grove, have had much fewer approved permits.”
For those not in the know, the cities comparison above is an excellent “affluence” variance demographic. Therefore, one reason for the disparity could be the added costs of classes and permit fees required by the county before issuance of a CCW. If the courts have ruled that 2nd Amendment rights extend beyond self-defense in the home, and if the gov’t is forbidden from “infringing” on said rights, then isn’t the requirement of classes and fees essentially an infringement / tax on what the courts have ruled is a right?
#2ndAmendment #SecondAmendment #CCW
Monday, August 25th, 2014 at 9:33 pm
G’day, hump day (of my 15 day workweek) is over.
- More grist for the Ferguson discussion.
- Here too.
- Some silliness. Signs like this are pertinent, when people who accidentally do this roam the earth.
- I’d go with #10, #9 and #1.
- Some basic points in theology which everyone should agree, here and here … but a whole lot of people get stuck on them.
- Piketty points.
- Confused about the outrage. So ‘splain it for us, eh?
- Well, you always have the two choices, are they stupid or evil?
- I don’t see what’s wrong with being liked because you are smart. Do you?
- Very cool.
Friday, August 8th, 2014 at 11:13 am
Oooh. I get to work this weekend in the land of hot and dry.
- Stupid human tricks.
- Something about history and ignorance from the prior post is recapped here, uhm, Poul Anderson’s High Crusade comes to mind.
- What to do if your car gets a browser.
- Until a baby sitter attaches it to the family dog and lets it run.
- Academics often tout “there are no stupid questions” … this blog site contradicts that premise with the “multiple attempts … (to ask the world’s dumbest question)”.
- So. Is that a maxim? Is it true that “No coerced virtue is a virtue?” It’s true for charity?
- $11 billion. Yikes.
- Is real?
Tuesday, August 5th, 2014 at 8:20 pm
Thumbs up on Guardians … links?
- In spite of? The rest of the sports world calls it a “contract year” and typically athletes (oddly enough) excel at such times.
- I disagree, lives both American, Japanese and others were saved. How about returning eastern bloc captives (to the Germans) in WWII to Stalin against their protestations or post WWII repairing Kolyma transport ships which we sold them in the first place as unforced “bad things” in our past?
- Those many socialist medical advances.
- Technology and the poor.
- Good or bad?
- Training. Which brings to mind the immortal Fausto Coppi quote on training for cycling, “Ride a bike, ride a bike, ride a bike”.
- If this administration (or other beltway knuckleheads) ask for “loyalty oaths” … grrrrr.
- Possibly confused about the Michael Phelps set, which mixes strength and endurance leaning toward the former, not the latter.
- Because our Administration and the Democrats are absolutely certain they don’t want another repeat of the Martin Luther King Jr debacle.
- More on Piketty.
- Democracy in a nutshell.
- Stupid democracy tricks are not confined to this side of the pond however.
- A pattern begun.
Wednesday, July 30th, 2014 at 7:53 pm
Well, worked hard enough that I think I can come home (sort of) a day early, Thursday night instead of mid-day Friday.
- Our press missed another one. Or did I miss the flood of reporting and in depth analysis (I don’t think I did).
- Spot on, for myself Cassian trumped Augustine and I crossed the Bosporus.
- A proposal. Comments?
- So … do you think it worked or not?
- Western Europeans should not be proud.
- Speaking of which, … a suggestion.
- A bad anti-gun argument, which makes a case for women to be armed and trained, which I’m (just) guessing wasn’t the point.
- Boredom. Never a problem with the universe, which is endlessly fascinating, but with you. Kids don’t appreciate being told that however.
- Liberals will never ever believe that even though true.
- So, why illegal (besides government is up to it’s normal tricks, e.g., being stupid). And seems to me you should be signing things to get not refuse liability coverage. Our society has it bas-ackwards.
- Hack. Spit. (all I have to say, except geesh Biden is contemptible)
- No, no no. Democrats are the cargo cultists in that analogy, Kerry is the faux airplane.
- Pride in your country, eh?
- Love of sport.
- Criticism of Pickety (HT).
- A good response to the “plagarism because of PTSD” excuse.
- If you didn’t think people were incredibly weird … just sayin‘
Monday, July 28th, 2014 at 8:52 am
From the city of Henderson, affixed to the somewhat ghastly garish city of Los Vegas comes … links
- Re Piketty.
- Non-violence and guns, what you didn’t know, part one and two.
- Ballet noted.
- The unimpressive Mr Kerry’s impressively bad idea. The “bad” is the reason for the repeated adjective.
- Foodly notions.
- Surprise, not.
- Diogenes failed to find an honest man. Liberal’s arguing that the “state” in the Obamacare mandate included the feds … are evidence he’d still be looking. Liberals who argue that way are impressively dishonest. Look when you specifically design a thing to exclude the fed subsidy as an incentive to get states to buy in … then you can’t down the road argue you mean to include fed subsidies. You just can’t, and retain any sense of respect.
- Won’t end well.
- A top ten headline.
- What is it.
- Failing, as so many do, to replace “terrorist” with synonyms like “mass murderers” and/or “serial killers”. Because that is what they are. And no, “this isn’t personal it’s political” doesn’t excuse mass murder. Sorry.
Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 at 8:14 pm
Man. It’s hot down South, especially when where you work isn’t air conditioned. I kept wiping sweat from my laptop keyboard today.
- or should the be Mmmm.
- So. Is turnabout fair play?
- Up up and away.
- First off … as far as I can see Putin and Russia have nothing to gain (and perhaps some to lose) by doing so. Anybody out there think they can see a gain for them? If not, then this is not a surprise.
- Let’s see, those who study gun violence find said violence has little sensitivity to gun control legislation yet the left promotes that above all else to control said violence. A pattern emerges. Stupid travels in packs.
- Statism and its effects.
- I travel quite a bit. This I’ve never noticed.
- Mr Dungy’s remarks. If Mr Dungy had said, “I wouldn’t want to draft the President’s son (assume for a moment the President or some similarly famous individual had entering the draft as a prospective 5th (!!!) round offensive linemen) because of the press and attention and non-football related distractions surrounding him.” People would nod understanding. Guess what. Same thing here. You people who want to find a bigot under every rock … are practicing what you wish to detract.
- From the opinion, the salient quote. Principled objections?
- A film noted. I think it’s important to point out, realistic gun behavior (unlike the film in question) improves not detracts the story, the drama, and the tension. It works in books. Why doesn’t the US film industry get that?
- Musing on the future.
- The other way the “health care costs” are bent down. And it’s not a good way, which is to say eschewing progress.