Han Solo, Dads, Sarah Palin and Cheap Shots

January 12, 2011


“Bring it on! I’d prefer an open fight to all this sneakin’ around!” – Han Solo Han Solo is easily one of the greatest movie characters ever created, in one of the most timeless stories ever relegated to film. We love him because he is relatable – few of us have the integral sense of […]

Book Review: “Turning Controversy into Church Ministry”

January 11, 2011


Reviewing W.P. Campbell’s book, “Turning Controversy into Church Ministry; A Christlike Response to Homosexuality” should be easy. I’ll just write a bunch of tried and true sayings like “love the sinner, hate the sin”, “speak the truth in love”, and “put Christ back in Christian”. There ya have it. I can dust off my hands […]

“Do Ask, Do Tell” and We’ll Magically Become Unbigoted

December 22, 2010


Social liberals are lauding the day that our lame-duck Congress repealed “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”. This ushers in a new era, we’re told, an end to bigotry and injustice.  In reference to DADT, John Legend tweeted the other day: “I wonder if Republicans enjoy being on the wrong side of history when it comes to justice […]

Tax Cuts! It’s a Christmas miracle!

December 9, 2010


President Obama’s press conference yesterday about keeping the Bush tax cuts was astounding. If anyone didn’t believe in the astounding groupthink of the White House Press Corps, they will now. Nearly every question was termed in an aggressive fashion, angrily gnashing their collective teeth at a president who caved right when they thought he might […]

“It’s Time to Get a Gun” – The 2nd Amendment, gun owners, and Bubba the heartless baby seal killer

December 2, 2010


So, last weekend, my family went to Gun Camp. No, I’m serious. Being from the country, I wasn’t all that surprised when my dad gave us handguns as soon as we tied the knot, but a four-day defensive handgun training?! To be honest, I thought it was a bit much. I’d been shooting soda cans […]

Post 2010 election puzzlement: Why California stayed Liberal

November 3, 2010


It’s no surprise that Republicans were going to win big last night. Even the New York Times, who made this lovely red and blue map, can’t help but admit that it appears that much of the country is bleeding red at a ferocious pace, daring Obama/Pelosi et al. to continue their blatant disregard of the […]

Interview with a Young Oak, Part 2 – Elections and Religion, ooh boy

October 20, 2010


My good friend Joey and I like to have “big issue” discussions now and then, and I’ve often found that after talking with Joey I’m mulling over deeper things and different perspectives than I would after talking with nearly anyone else. I completely respect his lines of thinking, love his blog and hope you’ll enjoy […]