Why Obama, and hope, will win

I have been truly inspired twice while in church. Both times in Texas, and both times over matters which were fundamentally connected with race, tragedy, reconciliation, and hope. The first was a church in Jasper, Texas, following the brutal racial murder of James Byrd, Jr., in which a multi-racial coalition of very sincere area ministers READ MORE…

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Headline of the week so far

Gotta love it. The story ain’t bad either.

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Dear Church Youth Group:

Hello high school home schoolers for Jesus! This is your youth minister speaking. I’m God-awful sorry that the big assault rifle give-away fell through at the last retreat. God works in mysterious ways, and I’m sure he’ll make it up to you. But, good news! At the retreat next month, we’ve giving away a lovely READ MORE…

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Dear Republicans:

Here’s an example of Obama excitement: Meanwhile, here’s an example of McCain excitement: Any questions? PS: way down deep, you know you’re screwed, right?

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I’ll bet you can’t find…

…a more unusual product, or a more entertaining product review, anywhere on amazon.com than this one. The product in question seems like a less unpleasant solution than the one Jesse Jackson suggested:

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Weekly Poll Wrap-up

The weekly poll was “which statement best describes your opinion?” (regarding the age of John McCain) Coming in first with 41 percent was “John McCain is so old, he still owes Moses a dollar.” Ironic, given that Moses’ own book of Leviticus pretty much limits the entire deal to an interest-free transaction (Leviticus 25: 35-37), READ MORE…

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Standing up for the Bible

The Texas Attorney General (aka Greg Abbott) has now OK’ed bible study in public schools. But the Texas State Board of Education (aka whack jobs) is likely to leave the curriculum specifics up to local school districts. As a fun preview of what may come of this in various school districts around the state, this READ MORE…

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You think Texas weather is weird?

Apparently a weatherman elsewhere thinks the Midwest is totally screwed. [failblog.org]

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Great Band Name Update

Ladies and gentlemen of the crap-reading public: I have found the mother lode. I have pinpointed the Valhalla of great band names. Unfortunately, this time they’re not real bands, but instead it’s a band name generator. Example: I entered “Rick Perry,” and among the several band names generated were “Sissy of the Slimy,” “Rick Perry READ MORE…

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