Month: July 2011

Isaiah 55:6-11

Seek the Lord while He may be found; call upon Him while He is near. Let the wicked forsake his way and the unrighteous man his thoughts, and let him return to the Lord, and He will have compassion on him, and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon. “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways,” declares the Lord. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher… Read more »

The Multicultural Fallacy

Over the past few months, I’ve shared some insights from Mark Steyn’s indispensable book America Alone: The End of the World As We Know It. Let me wrap up that sharing with some thoughts from his concluding chapter. Steyn’s main thesis is that the West is losing its culture and is bowing before an ascendant Islam, which will destroy the West if it’s not challenged. At the root of the problem is the new devotion to multiculturalism. While it may… Read more »

Welcome to the Real World, Mr. President

The other day at the budget talks, President Obama abruptly ended the meeting and, according to Republican Eric Cantor, just walked out after chiding Cantor and saying, “Don’t call my bluff.” Now that’s an interesting statement. What did he mean? If you parse this accurately, apparently he’s saying, in effect, he’s actually bluffing when he declares that Republicans have to meet his criteria for dealing with the debt ceiling. Perhaps he’s only bluffing when he sadly opines that the money… Read more »

Pressing the Dislike Button

Facebook has its “Like” button; I’m choosing to press a “Dislike” button today in my blog. How much do I dislike President Obama’s stance on economics, the budget, and the debt talks? Let me count the ways. First, I dislike his view of how to handle a budget: Is that really the way he would handle his personal finances? If not, why handle the nation’s that way? If it is the way he handles personal finances, he has no business… Read more »

Dim Bulbs

This is an incandescent light bulb. It is an enemy of humanity. It’s just not green enough. Forget that it has served admirably for more than a century. Dismiss the thought that the vast majority of people have been quite happy with the results of using one. What we need to understand is that it is not energy efficient, and that is borderline evil. That’s why Congress, in its wisdom, back in 2007, voted to ban the sale of all… Read more »

Opportunist-in-Chief

I read a Charles Krauthammer column the other day that was so clear, concise, and devastatingly accurate that I want to share some of his thoughts. It has to do with the number one national concern right now—no, not Casey Anthony—the huge debt and what to do about it. He trains his incisive analysis on the hubris that comes from the top of our government—the president himself. Obama has been quite vocal lately, telling the Congress to take responsibility. As… Read more »

Underreported Scandals

Some scandals are pure joy for the mainstream media, while others are too embarrassing to spend much time investigating and reporting. Two of the latter have to do with education and the justice department. Let’s begin with education. People have been amazed over the past decade at just how well the Atlanta public schools have progressed. Scores kept rising as they zeroed in on No Child Left Behind funding. Now we discover why they’ve been doing so well—they’ve been cheating. … Read more »