Twenty Items of Interest (v.33)



1.  You will never find these cartoons in the New York Times:

Obama Media Hype

Media carrying Obama

Obama gaffes

HT: Don Anderson via e-mail

2.  Dean Barnett at the Weekly Standard Blog says the first presidential debate Friday night was no laughing matter.

3.  Abraham Piper says he’s going to go to Google instead of the doctor from now on.  Why?

I went to the doctor yesterday because I want to know why exercise makes me feel like puking.

His fix?

Eat breakfast.

Brilliant!

4.  We’ve seen blatant bias out of the media, but what about hate?  Well does Jack Cafferty of CNN like Governor Sarah Palin?  Ummm.. Not so much.

HT: Ft. Hard Knox

5.  Paul Newman died on Friday at age 83.  Mike Sansone lists some lines from his movies that translate into sound business advice.

  • on Perspective: “Choose between yesterday and tomorrow.” Message in a Bottle
  • on Safe is Risky: “This world is so full of crap, a man’s gonna get into it sooner or later whether he’s careful or not.” Hud
  • on Commitment: “Yes or no, mister. Ain’t no in between.”Long Hot Summer
  • on Quitting Your Job: “People like doing what they used to do, after they’ve stopped being able to do it.” Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Go read the rest at his blog, ConverStations.

6.  Nephos on inventing better idiots… why we need to stop forwarding e-mails before verifying if they are true.  This drives me nuts when my Christian friends do this, especially when the content of the e-mail has been debunked.

If you do this you are perpetuating a lie!

7.  Debra Burlingame, a sister of a passenger on AA Flight 77 that crashed into the Pentagon had this to say about Senator Barack Obama after the debate:

If al-Qaeda and militant Islamism did not exist, I would be much more comfortable with Barack Obama.

HT: Kathryn Jean Lopez

8.  Another Paul Newman quote.  When asked if he was ever tempted to cheat on his wife Joanne Woodward by Playboy Magazine he said:

“I have a steak at home, why go out for hamburger?”

HT: Jill Stanek

9.  One of my favorite parts of Friday night’s debate:

HT: Hot Air

10. The crazy folks at PETA are at it again:

This morning, PETA dispatched a letter to Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, cofounders of ice cream icon Ben & Jerry’s Homemade Inc., urging them to replace the cow’s milk in their products with human breast milk. PETA’s request comes in the wake of news reports that a Swiss restaurant owner will begin purchasing breast milk from nursing mothers and substituting breast milk for 75 percent of the cow’s milk in the food he serves. PETA points out to Cohen and Greenfield that such a move on their part would lessen the suffering of dairy cows and their babies on factory farms and benefit human health at the same time.

“The fact that human adults consume huge quantities of dairy products made from milk that was meant for a baby cow just doesn’t make sense,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “Everyone knows that ‘the breast is best,’ so Ben & Jerry’s could do consumers and cows a big favor by making the switch to breast milk.”

Oh… GROSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Ewwwwwwww.

HT: Cassy Fiano

11.  Gateway Pundit shows who was covering for Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae back in 2004.

12.  Two videos that outlines the history behind the housing market crash and economic crisis.  It is easy to blame President Bush, but I think the blame has been misplaced and the facts simply don’t support it. 

HT: David C. Innes

13.  Some good news with adult stem cell research: adult stem cells may help Childhood Motor Neuron Disease.

14.  Don’t sin by not doing something… the challenge of avoiding the sin of omission.  Great encouragement by Roger at Theologer.  Make sure to go there and read the whole thing, here’s an excerpt.

Then I get here and read about sins of omission. Things I know I’m supposed to do and then don’t. Like when I know I’m supposed to give to a beggar or take him to lunch but I walk by instead, somehow justifying the hurry I’m in. Or when I know I’m supposed to stop and ask the guy on the street if I can pray for him, but I don’t.

It’s odd how you almost have to train yourself to do the things you know you’re supposed to.

15.  A video overview of the Emerging Church of which their are different streams.  Incase you were wondering what this is.  They don’t always agree.  In this video you see Tony Jones, Rob Bell, Mark Driscoll, Brian McLaren, and Doug Pagitt.  He should of gotten some video of Dan Kimball as he represents a different facet (pretty much in the same camp as Mark Driscoll).

HT: An Eye For Redemption

16.  You know the now famous “I have a bracelet too” statement that Senator Obama mentioned to counter Senator McCain’s story during Friday’s debate, if not watch the debate video above.  Apparently the family of the soldier asked Senator Obama not to wear the bracelet.  From Newsbusters:

Shockingly, however, Madison resident Brian Jopek, the father of Ryan Jopek, the young soldier who tragically lost his life to a roadside bomb in 2006, recently said on a Wisconsin Public Radio show that his family had asked Barack Obama to stop wearing the bracelet with his son’s name on it. Yet Obama continues to do so despite the wishes of the family.

HT:  Rick Moore

17.  Brett Passmore more lists some things he learned from his Hurricane Ike experience.  Pretty lighthearted.

18.  Missouri Governor Matt Blunt’s statement on the misuse of Missouri Law Enforcement officials by the Obama Campaign.  The campaign had asked Missouri law enforcement to target anyone who lies or runs a misleading TV ad during the presidential campaign.  Surely they meant their own?  You can watch local coverage here.  Somebody want to remind Senator Obama that we don’t live in a police state?

HT: Velvet Hammer

19.  Dave Ramsey on the bailout plan.  May one day common sense prevail in Washington.  In the meantime I’m not going to hold my breath.

HT: Kansas Bob

20. Regular commenter, Jason, who critiques Christianity (in particular evangelicalism) and has provided some pushback for me that I appreciate, wrote a fair-minded post on his blog about comments that he hears & reads from those who “deconvert.”

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  • http://kansasbob.blogspot.com/ Kansas Bob

    Thx for the links Shane! I really feel so bad that McCain and Palin are being persecuted by the likes of Fox News.. simply disgraceful. You need to watch my buddy Joe to get something fair and balanced :)

  • http://kansasbob.blogspot.com/ Kansas Bob

    Thx for the links Shane! I really feel so bad that McCain and Palin are being persecuted by the likes of Fox News.. simply disgraceful. You need to watch my buddy Joe to get something fair and balanced :)

  • http://kansasbob.blogspot.com/ Kansas Bob

    Thx for the links Shane! I really feel so bad that McCain and Palin are being persecuted by the likes of Fox News.. simply disgraceful. You need to watch my buddy Joe to get something fair and balanced :)

  • http://caffeinatedthoughts.com Shane Vander Hart

    Yeah, if everybody watched Fox News it would just fine. That is the ONLY media outlet where they are treated fairly. You buddy Joe – Joe Scarborough? I’m sure they get fair treatment by him too. I just never watch MSNBC, I’m surprised anybody does with their ratings being so low ;).

  • http://www.caffeinatedthoughts.com Shane Vander Hart

    Yeah, if everybody watched Fox News it would just fine. That is the ONLY media outlet where they are treated fairly. You buddy Joe – Joe Scarborough? I’m sure they get fair treatment by him too. I just never watch MSNBC, I’m surprised anybody does with their ratings being so low ;).

  • http://www.caffeinatedthoughts.com Shane Vander Hart

    Yeah, if everybody watched Fox News it would just fine. That is the ONLY media outlet where they are treated fairly. You buddy Joe – Joe Scarborough? I’m sure they get fair treatment by him too. I just never watch MSNBC, I’m surprised anybody does with their ratings being so low ;).