Archive for December, 2006

Gerald Ford, 1913-2006

Tuesday, December 26th, 2006

Former President Gerald R. Ford passed away today at the age of 93. Ford was appointed Vice President by Nixon following the resignation of Spiro T. Agnew, and assumed the presidency in 1974 when Nixon resigned. He was defeated by Jimmy Carter in 1976.

Gerald Ford is remembered as a man who returned prestige and confidence to the presidency following Watergate and the Nixon resignation. Ford was a great man who did his best in a difficult situation, and helped rebuild America’s confidence in the presidency. My thoughts and prayers go out to his friends and family.

Merry Christmas

Monday, December 25th, 2006

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!

Bredesen’s Christmas Card, Part II

Sunday, December 24th, 2006

Although I can somewhat understand that some might not like Gov. Bredesen’s Christmas card, I have to agree with Mark Rose:

Governor Bredesen’s Christmas card has caused quite a stir, although I’m not sure why. I love the card. It contains the image of a Muslim girl, the inscription reads “May the peace and joy of this Christmas season be with you and your loved ones throughout the coming year,” and on the back, it says “While it may seem odd to put a portrait of a young Muslim woman on a Christmas card, this Season reminds us that He loves His children most of all.”

First, may I offer my kudos to the governor for using the word “Christmas” instead of the bland “Happy Holidays,” or the politically correct “Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa.” Second, God does love His children. All of them. That is why Jesus Christ came into the world in the first place, because God so loved the world.

Let’s call a political truce until after Christmas. We all should be remembering the true reason for the season, not using a Christmas card as a political football. I think Jesus would agree.

Smoke the Drug War

Monday, December 18th, 2006

The “war on drugs” is a failure and everyone who hasn’t fried their brain knows it. Professor Taylor has yet another reason why.

Bredesen’s Christmas Card

Monday, December 18th, 2006

Governor Phil Bredesen has sent out his Christmas cards. This year, he had a rather unique idea: he sent out cards with a painting he did of a Muslim woman he met in Afghanistan. Uh oh.

I wasn’t on his list, so I don’t care. Well, I guess I do, since I’m blogging about it. I don’t think Jesus would be too upset about this, but, as always, I could be wrong. I certainly understand why it bothers some people, but at least he did use the word “Christmas” in his card. That’s more than a lot of people would do.

Great Music Video

Tuesday, December 12th, 2006

So I’m quite busy with finals and getting ready for Christmas and whatnot. Regular blogging will resume shortly. In the meantime, entertain yourself with one of the greatest music videos ever made. And watch out for evil, Norwegian, wrench wielding, comic book mechanics.

Trouble in Tehran

Monday, December 11th, 2006

John Hinderaker has news and photos about recent events in Iran. They’re not all bad.

All I Want For Christmas…

Saturday, December 9th, 2006
…is ANOTHER national title!

UPDATE: Marie Freeman has photos.

Beta

Saturday, December 9th, 2006

I updated to Blogger Beta yesterday. It still has a few bugs, but overall I’m pleased. One plus is I can now finally have categories on this blog (which they refer to as “Labels”). That should improve organization.

Theology and Mary Cheney

Friday, December 8th, 2006

Dr. Steven Taylor examines homosexuality and the theological ramifications of it. It’s certainly worth a read.