1. Fifteen lawsuits that will make you want to sue somebody.  That reminds me of this.

2.  My blogging friend Andy introduced a new blog for a seminary project he’s doing (he attends Dallas Theological Seminary) on the Trinity called A Trinity of 3.  This blog is intended to “explore people’s thoughts and issues with the concept of the Trinity.”  He’d appreciate you stopping by to comment.

3. Sarah over at Real Life has a review on a must have book for parents today – Raising a Digital Child: A Digital Citizenship Handbook for Parents by Mark Ribble.

4.  Andrea Emerson has new digs over at Espresso Shots (I just love the name… wonder why?), check out her post on how Christians can build an excellent reputation in the workplace.

5.  Don’t like corporate lobbyists?  Well beware of the non-profit ones too!

6.  Are you a Christian who drinks a beer now and again?  Presenting Stuff Christians Like Subtle Guide to Finding Out If Another Christian Drinks Too (or The OSCLSGTFOIACDT for short).  One of these days I’m going to have to blog on this subject.

7.  A blogger is being sued over an anti-candidate site.  On one hand you have the First Amendment, but on the other hand that doesn’t protect libel.  The Democratic Virginia Lt. Governor candidate, Pat Edmonson, wants the blogger’s identity to be revealed, and the blog shut down.

(HT: Scott’s Morning Brew)

8.  The Psalms as interpreted by Dr. Seuss:

HT: Crummy Church Signs

9.  Drew shares some life lessons to be learned on the Road to the Final Four.

10.  Note correction in bold italics: You know that mandatory volunteer service thing that the House just passed (H.R. 1388) and that President Obama has been promoting some believe this is the first step toward mandatory volunteer service.  If so that would be unconstitutional.  It’s against the 13th Amendment.  But hey, why should that stop them?

Thanks Brian for pointing out my error and for the accountability.

11.  Ok, Congressman Thaddeus McCotter (R-MI) is fast becoming my favorite GOP member of the U.S. House.  He is speaking out against the fake AIG outrage in the video below.

HT: Alamo City Pundit

12.  This picture below is just because it is an AWESOME picture of Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT).  Here he is expressing his outrage over the AIG bonuses, and oh yeah, he added the language in the stimulus bill that allowed them to keep them.  “Oops my bad.”

I feel like he is boring a hole into me.  Stop it!

13.  Introducing the Teleprompter of the United States:


LOL!  TOTUS has his own blog now as well.  Check it out!  Also you have to check out RedState for some hilarious photoshopped pics.

14.  This is a great example of why I think home education is awesome!

15.  How being in a sorority could have helped President Obama and Robert Gibbs.

16.  Fred Barnes – Five Signs of a Flailing Presidency at the Weekly Standard.

17.  Incase you have forgotten – this is what a conservative is.

18.  Monstrously anti-life… a good piece by Quin Hillyer, just incase anybody still wondered if Obama was going to reduce abortions.  (HT: Pundit & Pundette)

19.  The Citizen’s Against Government Waste’s Porker of the Month – Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA) (HT: Iowa Defense Alliance)

20.  God or Government – which should be bigger?

Update: Welcome readers from Head Noises!

  1. I am outraged that the president uses a teleprompter.. why can't he be more like the former president and just wing it? The late night comedians would like it so much more. LOL

  2. LOL! Well it seem like he uses it for everything and gets messed up when he doesn't have it. Also when you read the wrong speech and end up thanking yourself makes me think you've got a case of teleprompter dependence.

  3. 1 and 6, hilarious

    7. reprehensible and unconstitutional that a blogger would be sued/ shut down to limit his free speech.

    5. He seems to tap into anger about corporate lobbyists and make a blanket statement that nonprofits are just as bad. There is a crucial difference that when a nonprofit lobbies, whether it's “Save Darfur” or “Focus on the Family” or “Expand Homeless Legislation,” it is on behalf of someone else (NP's are prohibited from lobbying for their own funding) and empowered by the donations of americans rather than the profits of companies. There are more regulations on NP lobbying than corporate lobbying, and only one tenth of a percent of NP revenues go to lobbying. His canard about NP lobbying expenditures being higher is simply not true. McCain-Feingold deals with electioneering, not lobbying. (nonprofits are prohibited in ALL cases from electioneering.) The nonprofits that “underestimate” are following the very guidelines in the ACTUAL law governing lobbying expenditures. On another note, his incredulity that “many NP and ideological [?] groups reported few or no lobbying expenses” is unwarrented. the VAST majority of nonprofits simply don't lobby at all. Long story short, his statement that “nonprofits are just as bad” doesn't take into account the philanthropic nature of their lobbying, the fact they speak for large groups of the American people, or the fact they are responsible for so little of the lobbying done today. I think his thinly veiled problem may be that the nonprofits he has in mind are liberally prone. If that be the case, he can throw out the baby (and the pro-life organizations and faithbased nonprofits) out with the bathwater all he likes.

    10. It's not actually mandatory. The author said they were considering whether making it mandatory would work (who was considering and how seriously was left out) before railing on mandatory service for the remainder of the article. Do read carefully before saying mandatory service was just passed by the house. Had it actually been passed, it would possibly be unconstitutional, though not necessarily. Other government service (the draft) has been ruled constitutional.

  4. Regarding #7 – I agree, and I haven't really read this person's blog so I don't know for sure, but if libel was committed there could be recourse. Though shutting down the blog is extreme and unconstitutional If a newspaper is sued for libel, they are ordered to pay restitution or whatever the judge decides, but not ordered to be shut down. Otherwise the National Inquirer wouldn't exist anymore. A blog should be no different.

    Regarding #10 – I'll reread and make an appropriate correction.

  5. “[…] that President Obama has been promoting some believe this is the first step toward mandatory volunteer service. If so that would be unconstitutional. It’s against the 13th Amendment. But hey, why should that stop them?”

    First, thanks for the correction. Contrary to what has been carelessly spread across the blogs in what is possibly an early April Fools joke, H.R. 1388 doesn't even mention mandatory service or a Congressional commission to investigate the possibility (The 'dreaded' section 6104).

    As for the “some believe this is the first step toward mandatory volunteer service” notion. Who are some of these people? Only about 14 senators voted against H.R. 1388 and many 'nays' seemed to be mostly against spending more money.

    The final record:
    Ayes (74%) – Democrat (251), Republican (70)
    Nays – Democrat (1), Republican (104)
    Abstain – Democrat (2), Republican (4)

    Ayes (74%) – Democrat (49), Republican (23), Other (2)
    Nays – Democrat (0), Republican (14)
    Abstain – Democrat (7), Republican (4)

  6. You are welcome. I am more than happy to correct when i have facts wrong, and I was wrong.

    From what I read further, I would agree with you. He has been talking up national service though for awhile, so we'll see what happens later on to further his agenda in this area.

  7. “he has been talking up national service”

    despicable – how dare he ask that Americans give a little something back for the huge privilege we have of living here.

  8. It's worth noting that Bush spoke much more smoothly when he was winging it; it was when he went from a prepared speech that he tended to stumble.

  9. I've always gotten a kick out of Christians that get horrified that other Christians with drink wine or beer– not in excess, but at all.

    What's the first Miracle Jesus did as an adult?

    His mom asked him to make some more wine for a party, so he did… and then the guy in charge of the wine got chewed out because it should've been served while folks could notice it was better.

    Contrast with, say, his conduct with the money changers… I think we have some evidence that Jesus wasn't a T-Totaler.
    (Although, in the spirit of brotherly love, I don't get mad at folks who choose not to drink for their own faith– only those who try to demand others do as their faith demands. Hm, again with Biblical sourcing. ;^p)

    (Digression- it's only been “Bible” Christians who have a problem with Catholics who've scowled at me about this, and I take a possibly excessive joy in countering them with only parts from whatever Bible they're packing, rather than the Catholic one. More effective, and usually gets folks thinking instead of growling.)

  10. Ugly link warning:

    YOUTH ENGAGEMENT ZONE PROGRAM- The term ‘youth engagement zone program’ means a service learning program in which members of an eligible partnership described in paragraph (4) collaborate to provide coordinated school-based or community-based service learning opportunities, to address a specific community challenge, for an increasing percentage of out-of-school youth and secondary school students served by local educational agencies where–

    ‘(A) not less than 90 percent of the students participate in service-learning activities as part of the program; or

    ‘(B) service-learning is a mandatory part of the curriculum in all of the secondary schools served by the local educational agency.

    Sure doesn't sound like “nothing” as folks are talking…..

  11. You know many schools are already doing this. I don't mind that so much as I don't want the Federal government mandating it.

    I'd like to see schools actually focus on providing an education though.

  12. My high school tried to enforce it for funding of the football team– hiring out students as a fund raiser.

    I put my foot down, since I was already paying over $100 a year to play Knowledge Bowl.

    They couldn't enforce it.

    That said, the scary portion is this:
    percentage of out-of-school youth

    Beyond the whole “school is able to force you to volinteer” thing.

    Teach or get out of the way– don't try to “improve the community” with a captive workforce. 13th, I think.
    Want to offer school-to-work programs?
    Love it.
    Make blood sure the kids get the pay and the school is only a support structure.

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