Gmail Web Clip

“Yahoo! News: Entertainment News – Trial begins in Michael Jackson suit by ex-ass…”

I just checked my gmail and this was the “web clip” at the top. How fitting!!

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Political Moronic’s

“Murtha says U.S. poses top threat to world peace”

MIAMI — American presence in Iraq is more dangerous to world peace than nuclear threats from North Korea or Iran, Rep. John Murtha, D-Pa., said to an audience of more than 200 in North Miami Saturday afternoon.

You can read the whole story here.

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The Bush administration has proved that the republicans can do no good for the world or the US, and the democrats produce dumbasses idiots like Kerry and Murtha.

What an outrageous statement this is by Murtha!

 

The Truth be Told

This from NPR:

“Evangelical: Religious Right Has Distorted the Faith”

President Bush and the Republican Party find strong support among evangelical voters. But in his new book, Thy Kingdom Come, author Randall Balmer says that allegiance is misplaced."

I don't find much that I recognize as Christian" in the religious right, says Balmer, a professor of religion at Barnard College, Columbia University and contributing editor to Christianity Today.

 He says blind allegiance to the Republican Party has distorted the faith of politically active evangelicals, leading them to misguided positions on issues such as abortion and homosexuality."

They have taken something that is lovely and redemptive and turned it into something that is ugly and retributive," Balmer says.

He argues that modern evangelicals have abandoned the spirit of their movement, which was founded in 19th-century activism on issues that helped those on the fringes of society: abolition, women's suffrage and universal education.

"I don't find any correlation in the agenda of the religious right today," Balmer says.

You can read an excerpt from Randall Balmer’ book here.

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I am not a person of faith, to me all religions are mythology but I respect the right for you to believe what ever you want. Christianity, to me has come to represent greed and a lack of caring for mankind and the needs of the less fortunate; very sad!

Anyway, I think Mr. Balmer has hit the nail squarely on the head with this one!

No Surprise Here

This from the Washington Post:

"Social Isolation Growing in U.S., Study Says"

Compared with 1985, nearly 50 percent more people in 2004 reported that their spouse is the only person they can confide in. But if people face trouble in that relationship, or if a spouse falls sick, that means these people have no one to turn to for help, Smith-Lovin said.

You can read the whole story here. Read the report here in Live Sicence.

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I don’t know why this should come as such a surprise unless it is just that academics are so completely out of touch with what goes on in the real world.

You can’t make friends like you used to because you can’t trust people like you used to. If someone in the work place suddenly wants to buddy up with you, you can most assuredly believe that they are up to no good!

People look out for number one these days and are for the most part looking for ways to move up or increase their income no matter whom they have to stab in the back. It’s the way of the world in the 21st century and will only get worse!

Every American Should Read This!

"TAKE  BACK  AMERICA"

The American people must wake up to the fact that issues like abortion, gay rights, school prayer, and gun control are smokescreens to trick us into thinking we have two parties.  These emotional social issues are very important to us ordinary people, but the big money interests don’t care one way or another about them.  They just want to make sure that the nominees of both parties will do their will when it comes to defense policy, foreign policy, and globalization, because these are the issues critical to their enormous profits. 

The sad fact is that until the monopolistic corporate media is reregulated (returning us to the pre-Reagan era) and until big money is taken out of campaigns, the American people have little hope of ever electing a president who is not beholden to the billionaires and global robber barons.

Read it here.

Just thinking

I think that if I start a new group blog I should line up the writers first and pick a broader subject so that the geographical range is more responsive to finding writers.

Myself and another guy from my group blog that I am considering deleting have been tossing around ideas and I am fairly confident that we will come up with an idea that will be interesting enough to go forward with.

 

Oh well, time will tell…and, I am still looking elsewhere.

The fire is out!

A week or two ago I was all fired up about doing a couple of books, well, the fire is out! After doing some research and realizing that I would be investing more time and expense in doing the research for the books than I could ever hope to recover, I have decided not to do them.

 

Also, I have a group blog with a bunch of writers who don’t write and I am thinking about deleting the blog and finding another project to get involved in or starting something new.

 

Have any ideas?