Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Reach out and touch someone PLEASE!

Weird news tidbits
The Mexican government is scheduled to consider, as early as March, a proposal from its states' migrant assistance offices to hand out satellite-tracking devices to its citizens who plan to emigrate illegally to the United States, so that they could be located in case of emergency after crossing the border. Skeptics, according to a January report in the San Antonio Express-News, wondered how vigorously the U.S. Border Patrol would assist in rescues. [San Antonio Express-News, 1-5-07]

Figures that the Mexican government would find a way to track illegals when we apparently can't. It just keeps gettin weirder folks...

Sunday, February 11, 2007

The second coming is here and his name is Obama (NOT!)

The following is verbatim from Obama' s website:

In June of 2006, Senator Obama delivered what was called the most important speech on religion and politics in 40 years. Speaking before an evangelical audience, Senator Obama candidly discussed his own religious conversion and doubts, and the need for a deeper, more substantive discussion about the role of faith in American life.

There is a 40 minute video of the speech one other insert and these two blurbs

"(Obama's speech on faith) may be the most important pronouncement by a Democrat on faith and politics since John F. Kennedy's Houston speech in 1960 declaring his independence from the Vatican...Obama offers the first faith testimony I have heard from any politician that speaks honestly about the uncertainties of belief."-E.J. Dionne, Op-Ed., Washington Post, June 30, 2006

Senator Obama also laid down principles for how to discuss faith in a pluralistic society, including the need for religious people to translate their concerns into universal, rather than religion-specific, values during public debate. In December, 2006, Senator Obama discussed the importance of faith in the global battle against AIDS.

"You can tell he has a Christian perspective . . . Caring for people is the no. 1 thing about being a Christian," said John Smith, senior pastor of Crossroads Church in Loveland, Colo. "It didn't feel like he was politicking. It felt like he was a person of faith, and he felt comfortable talking about that."-Chicago Tribune, December 1, 2006

A Christian perspective? His own religious conversion and doubts? An evangelical audience? The man professes to be a member of the UCC but he won't even admit to it on his Presidential candidate website. What's wrong with this picture?
More to come folks...And so it begins...