Archive for November, 2009
Russia and China have always been hesitant to side with the West when dealing with countries like Iran, but they both sided with an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) decision to censure Iran.
The fact that China and Russia are on board with the censure is bad news for Iran and some very welcome good news for the United States. This could be a signal that there could be consequences from the UN if Iran is not cooperative.
I think this is promising because it reduces the odds that we are forced to engage in unitary actions that we are not in a position to take.
Enjoy a Huskers beat-down of Colorado.
The story is mostly about what the republicans need to do to take back the House in the 2010 Mid-Term Elections. But going back to an earlier post where I said that Herseth-Sandlin’s vote was a political ploy to show her conservative state that she is behind them.
This is what stood out to me in this story from cnn.com:
“Of the 39 House Democrats who earlier this month voted against their party’s health care reform bill, 31 come from districts that Sen. John McCain won in last year’s presidential election. Of the remaining eight, six come from districts in which Obama won less than 55 percent of the vote.”
Behind us is complete BS. She is heading into her toughest competition as an incumbent in 2010. She needed political leverage and this was a good start….
Possible GOP Nominees. Will it be Lou Dobbs (who says it isn’t crazy)? Will it be Palin (which I know is crazy? Or will it be Palin/Beck (which she won’t rule out)?
Any of these possibilities is enough to make me think that there might be something to that Mayan Calendar. (There should have been either a link to the SNL recut trailer for 2012 but they have removed it from all sites I could find. The idea was Palin gets elected with Beck and the world ends. It would have been really nice to have that video. I apologize.)
Enjoy the impossibility of the above scenarios.
In just one week, President Obama will unveil his decision regarding what to do in Afghanistan.
No doubt moderate liberals will love it, all conservatives will hate it, and liberal liberals will hate it. (It would be a nice change of pace for this trend to differ somehow.)
Enjoy the anticipation.
Fox News will now be seriously attempting to stop making errors. Stewart busted Hannity for footage that made a protest look much bigger than it was, and they made a similar mistake later in the week. It appears the final straw was using the wrong Palin cover, instead showing the cover of a book mocking her.
I wonder if they will actually be canning people for screw-ups like this.
Enjoy the Huskers Big 12 North Division Championship.
Let his days be few; and let another take his office. Let his children be fatherless, and his wife a widow.
An imprecatory prayer is one that wishes a curse upon someone. I never really associated it with Christianity because it seemed like Jesus wasn’t about revenge or anything like that. The above verse is an example of an imprecatory prayer, and it has been gaining popularity recently. It is all the rage to pray this with President Barack Obama in mind. Yes, literally hoping for Michelle to be a widow and Sasha and Malia to be fatherless.
What love these Christians show for their fellow man! Obviously it wouldn’t be better to pray for God to guide Obama to whatever policies they want. Death is much better.
The above article largely features Pastor Wiley Drake, who made waves when he told Alan Colmes he prayed for Obama’s death on Colmes’ radio show. Drake also preaches that all Muslims are a danger to America.
Interestingly, Drake does not want Christians to kill. It’s God’s business (which makes you wonder why God needs him and others telling him to kill people). He prayed for Tiller’s death and, since it happened, believes that his death was God’s will. (But if everything that happens is the will of an omnipotent God, then the abortions that are carried out are also a part of his will, right?) Also, if he’s pleased about it, though it was carried out by a Christian, it makes me nervous for the actions of his parishioners. Especially considering that a different pastor and practitioner of imprecatory prayer had one of his regulars show up to a speech by Obama with two guns in hand.
Drake is hardly unknown. He was the vice-presidential candidate under Alan Keyes for the American Independent Party, which is California’s affiliate of the Constitution Party.
I should also mention that Drake has lifted his call for death prayers directed at Obama because he wants him to stand trial for treason. I guess the murderer can keep killing so Drake can see his trial. Also, did I mention that Drake believes Obama is from another country?
I’ll take it that since President Obama continues to live, God is ignoring those who lack his omniscience. (Have you ever wondered why someone with omniscience and omnipotence would need a guy like Drake to tell him to kill someone?)
Enjoy the knowledge that this guy is an idiot.
“How could you say that?” you ask. Then you obviously haven’t been watching the news. Let me give you the dirty details: our president bowed to Japan’s emperor.
That’s right. On his recent trip, Barack Obama had the audacity to bow to another world leader.
How weak are we? How dare we show respect? America can only be strong if it is arrogant and acts above everyone.
You wouldn’t see a conservative president do something like this. It’s not like George H.W. Bush ever bowed to the emperor of Japan. Wait. So is the lesson it’s only okay if he’s dead? Or is it better to kiss a Saudi prince and hold his hand (a la W)? Nixon bowed to Hirohito, but not as deep. So should you bow but take a ruler to make sure you don’t pass the pundit line of demarcation?
Nevermind, I just remembered this whole thing is absolutely stupid and a waste of time.
Enjoy invented controversies (because apparently there aren’t enough real ones).
I do not understand why people are upset that the United States is living up to the rule of law and its ideals. What better way to show the terrorists that they cannot destroy our ideals than convicting one of their own according to said ideals? It just makes sense to me, and Giuliani two years ago.
The arguments against the trial don’t stand up to scrutiny. He won’t be set free. That should be obvious. And I think it is more likely that prisoners would hate him. Also, do we not let white supremacists go to jail, thought their ideology gets spread? And what someone like Charles Manson preaching Helter Skelter?
The bottom line is people tend to blow things out of proportion when terrorism is involved. Wait, where have I heard that argument before? Maybe the after the 9 minute mark in this video.
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Geraldo is the voice of reason. Sigh.
Enjoy his mustache.
You may have noticed I haven’t been writing as much as usual lately (though the prosperity gospel piece was pretty long – also, where are the comments on that?), and it’s because I just haven’t seen much I want to write about. That being the case, I’m going to write a little about something I do want to write about: Nebraska football.
If you haven’t been paying attention, Nebraska started pretty well, lost a game they dominated at Virginia Tech, choked against Texas Tech, lost a weird one to Iowa State, beat Oklahoma, and beat Kansas. There have been a lot of ups and downs, but we look set up to win the Big 12 North.
It all comes down to this Saturday. We play K State, who have defied logic to be in the race. Whoever wins in Nebraska this Saturday wins the North and will play Texas (baring a miracle) in the Big 12 Championship. I love that it is all on one game, and I love that it is in Nebraska.
If you haven’t been to a Nebraska game yet, this would be a darn good one to go to. It’s gonna be a night game, and it’s gonna get loud.
For a showdown between the division leaders, the spread is huge. We are favored by 16.5. So, if all goes well, you’ll get to see a big victory, too.
No matter where you are, you should watch the game, if for no other reason than to see our defense tear it up. It’s Suh’s last year, and he is making the most of it.
Enjoy a week of anticipation.
I have argued that the Republican Party is fractured, and much of that evidence is the more extreme portion of the tea party protesters. They have the Obama as Hitler stuff and the birther people, and some politicians support some aspects of it. At any rate, this made (makes) me believe that the GOP has some serious rifts.
Now comes news that the tea party movement is itself split. The founder of Tea Party Patriots, Amy Kremer, has left the group for a more moderate (less extreme?) tea party group called the Tea Party Express. Ah snap!
The Tea Party Patriots filed a law suit because Kremer tried to take maintain some of the same resources (or some such thing). Kremer feels the suit is frivolous and a waste of time. Either way, the tea party movement is not single, coherent movement.
So the group that was one of the factors that led me to believe the GOP is fractured has now fractured, and the more extreme of the groups is apparently litigious. Who would have thought a group with members that liken our president to Hitler would be so confrontational?
Enjoy the disarray.
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