Thursday, December 31, 2009

The System Worked

I found this picture of Janet "Nappy" Napolitano on Michelle Malkin's site, pictured here as "Nappy" the Homeland Security Clown.

Nappy stated that "the system worked" after the pantie-bomber failed to blow up the Detroit bound flight on Christmas Day. The following day she said the system failed.

I think she was right the first time.

The system is not geared to efficiently screen young Muslim men before they board jets. The system is not about preemptively striking against terrorists and winning this undeclared and unprecedented war we're in. The system is politically correct. The system waits for terrorists to strike and then assigns them a lawyer.

The system worked. It's a bad system... But it worked.


Sunday, December 20, 2009

Senator Bayh Neglects Hoosiers

Senator Evan Bayh either isn't very bright, or he just isn't paying attention to his job. I mean, I'm not in Washington and I don't watch C-SPAN, but even I was aware that Mary Landrieu and Ben Nelson sold their votes in exchange for some really sweet deals for their states.

Where's our deal, Evan? You handed over your vote as if it was worth nothing!

Senator Bayh, I pay a great deal in taxes, and I expect some of it to be returned to Indiana in the form of bribes and behind-closed-doors deals. I work hard for the money you guys bribe each other with, and I expect a little more effort out of you.


Thursday, December 17, 2009

Oxymoron for the Week

"High Maintenance Man"

I've been observing men and women for a long time now and I've learned this: The average woman has a much larger bag of wants, needs, and expectations than the average man.

Men just want a good friend with shaved legs.

Most men are like "Dennis" in the movie Out of Africa of whom it was said, "Dennis loves to give presents, but not at Christmas."

This line, of course, has nothing to do with gift purchasing.

Nest building is a noble and necessary endeavor. The women who are good at it are priceless... And rarely focused upon the furnishings.

This line, of course, has nothing to do with furniture.

Gossip Sells

If a certain golfer would get up today and hang himself in his garage, the so-called news media would be awarded the ultimate prize for all its hard work.

The fact that Gossip News Sells is one of the uglier characteristics of our culture. Good people don't listen... They turn it off. The fact that this story is so pervasive indicates how few good people populate our culture.


Saturday, December 12, 2009

Quote for the Day

"If we think our churches are primarily to help us have better marriages, better families, better experiences and satisfaction with our jobs, then we've misunderstood the seriousness of our problem with God."
--Mark Dever of Capitol Hill Baptist Church


Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Confessions of a Closet Gore Groupie

While it's true that I am a conservative, I am honest enough to admit that, like many, I cannot get enough of Al Gore. I love this man. I want to be this man... And who can blame me?
Here is my Al with a beard.

Here is my Al during the Grecian Formula shortage of 2009.

Here is my Al resting in a chair.
Judge me if you will, but if I ever go Gay it will be because I've found a man too attractive not to love.

Now voyager, sail thou forth to seek and find...


Sunday, December 06, 2009

Quote for the Day

"The world is always at peace with a lukewarm church, and such a church is always pleased with itself."
--Charles W Spurgeon


Thursday, December 03, 2009

Quote for the Day

"The Taliban is going to terrorize the villagers and they're going to say, 'Look, the Americans are going to be out of here in 18 months. We're going to be here after they leave. You choose sides right now and we'll be watching.'"
--Rush Limbaugh


Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Prayer and Fasting

For the past three Mondays I've modified my behavior. I have gotten out of bed, drank my coffee and taken my vitamins, but for the rest of the day I've had only water. Tuesdays are the same, but I break my fast with the Tuesday evening meal.

I had already made it a habit of using my 25 minute drive to work as a time for prayer. I use the "ACTS" method... Adoration takes me across the Wildcat Creek, Confession takes me to State Road 19, Thanksgiving takes me to Highway 26, and Supplication takes me the rest of the way to work.

I have discovered that after fasting on Monday, my Tuesday morning prayers are very different. I am not distracted, and my mind does not wander. I am more focused, more tearful, more joyful, more repentant, and my perspective is more attuned to reality and less focused on the world.

I've come to believe that fasting is to prayer what wind is to sailing... It's what salt is to french fries... It's what prescription lenses are to the nearsighted... It's what gasoline is to a bonfire.

I am not a good man and I'm not disciplined, so I don't know how long I will adhere to this practice. But its effects are very interesting.

Fasting is not fun and it's not convenient... It is a spiritual discipline... And it rewards.

To my Christian friends I say, try it! And let me know if it changes your prayer life.