1.  President Bush’s press secretary, Dana Perino, was incredibly candid at a farewell breakfast with reporters.

2.  Put together your own presidential inauguration speech with the inauguration speech generator.  HT: The Enlightened Redneck

3.  Apparently Governor Sarah Palin’s approval rating is rebounding nationally.

4.  Congress went ahead and released the rest of the TARF money even though a CNN poll showed that 61% of Americans didn’t want them to.  HT: Hot Air

Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) was of course in favor of releasing the money.  Placing his trust in President-Elect Obama to know how best to spend this money he said:

“I trust Barack Obama to make better decisions for the middle class in America than I do some of these highfalutin economic advisers he’s got around him.”

5.  David Brooks reveals what really happened when President-Elect Obama dinned with conservative pundits.

6.  Michael Patton says that Christianity is not depend on it’s follower’s character witness.

Thankfully, God did not confine the validation of his message to the character witness of sinners. If he did, we are all in trouble. Why? Because your character is grossly lacking. The character of the Christian community is weak at best. The character of Christian leaders is shaky and brittle. The history of the church, no matter what tradition, does not have a pretty track record.

7.  Matthew Lee Anderson wrote “The New Evangelical Scandal” – a long, but good read on young evangelicals.  HT: Internet Monk

8.  The Gospel of False Prosperity

9.  How would you pray at Obama’s Inauguration?

10.  2009 Pro-life Blog Award Winners – congratulations!

Best Overall Pro-Life Blog – Mommy Life
Best News and Reporting – Jivin Jehoshaphat
Pro-Life Unity Award – Causa Nostrae Laetitiae
Pro-Life Whistleblower Award – Catholic Fire
Best Pro-Life Apologetics – Mark’s Blog
Pro-Life Instigator Award for Activism – American Papist

11.  Star Wars retold by someone who has never seen it.  This video made me laugh out loud.

Star Wars: Retold (by someone who hasn’t seen it) from Joe Nicolosi on Vimeo


14.  Now that Barack Obama has been elected there is talk of getting rid of the 22nd Amendment.


“The matter is quite simple. The Bible is very easy to understand. But we Christians are a bunch of scheming swindlers. We pretend to be unable to understand it because we know very well that the minute we understand we are obliged to act accordingly. Take any words in the New Testament and forget everything except pledging yourself to act accordingly. My God, you will say, if I do that my whole life will be ruined. How would I ever get on in the world? Herein lies the real place of Christian scholarship. Christian scholarship is the Church’s prodigious invention to defend itself against the Bible, to ensure that we can continue to be good Christians without the Bible coming too close. Oh, priceless scholarship, what would we do without you? Dreadful it is to fall into the hands of the living God. Yes, it is even dreadful to be alone with the New Testament.”

16.  Bruce Schneier talks security with Reason Magazine  HT: Red Bits of Ephemera

17.  “My Cyber Day” by Governor Sarah Palin

18.  George Will – “The Unconstitutional Constitution

19.  Joe Carter – journalists are turning from watchdogs into lapdogs.

20.  I wonder if this isn’t what I look like sometimes.

HT: The Jungle Hut

  1. All I’m going to say in reply to that is – four years can change a lot of things. Obama may not look so good to a lot of people, and Palin will have four years more experience and preparation.

  2. All I’m going to say in reply to that is – four years can change a lot of things. Obama may not look so good to a lot of people, and Palin will have four years more experience and preparation.

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