Here are a few things that caught my attention, but not enough for a full-fledged blog.
Thomas Sowell does and excellent job showing BHO’s dislike and disdain for Israel. BHO will do whatever it takes to cause a rift between the U.S. and Israel. His Islamic roots are coming home to roost, so to speak. Sowell writes:
Whether as a radical student, a community organizer or a far left politician, Barack Obama’s ideology has been based on a vision of the Haves versus the Have Nots. However complex the ramifications of this ideology, and however clever the means by which Obama has camouflaged it, that is what it has amounted to.
No wonder he was moved to tears when the Reverend Jeremiah Wright summarized that ideology in a thundering phrase– “white folks’ greed runs a world in need.”
Israel is one of the Haves. Its neighbors remain among the Have Nots, despite their oil. No wonder that Barack Obama has bent over backward, in addition to bowing low forward, to support the side that his ideology favors.
Whether at home or abroad, Obama’s ideology is an ideology of envy, resentment and payback.
This is one of the reasons I admire George W. so much. He was not petty. BHO is very petty and will do everything he can to attack his enemies. That truly shows he is a small man… if a man at all. Not Bush. He flew above it and continues to do so. BHO is bitter and will be so for the rest of his life. Poor soul.
Open Letter to John Piper — Frank Turk has an excellent open letter to John Piper concerning Piper’s recent interview with Rick Warren of Saddleback church. A lot of us have problems with Warren and his purpose driven gospel. It’s hard to pinpoint Warren down on some of his techniques and practices, but it’s enough to cause a lot of us alarm since he is so influential. The fall-out from Warren’s ministries among other Baptist churches is noticeable and sad. In the long run, it seems that Warren is doing far more damage to the health of the church than he is in helping it. Read Turk’s letter and some of the links he posts in the midst of it for more details.
Roundup That Matters — This is simply the name of this type of post in keeping with the theme of this blog and is not intended to imply that other bloggers who use the word “roundup” in their posts are insignificant or do not matter. Neil has some of the best “Roundups” around, typically far better than mine. By the way, Neil could call his “Roundups” something like “Roundup for Eternity” in keeping with his theme. (Neil, there is no charge for that one.)
Ten Five Favorite Stores
Just thought of this today while buying some shoes for the boys. I have a lot of favorite stores that I like to go to when I have an extra .50 cents to spend. So, here is my list.
- Dick’s Sporting Goods — not for shoes or clothing, but for the hopes of being able to buy a new set of golf clubs some day. I would love to go in there and get some brand new Taylor Made clubs that are actually made long enough for my height. I have some clubs that have been extended, but for the best results, one would need to have the shafts originally made to length. I was told that with the right clubs, I could take 10 strokes off my game for over all improvement. I was also told that with golf shoes, I could do the same. I’ve also been told that if I have the right golf ball and the right golfing glove, I can knock another 10 strokes off my game. Either, I need to get a golf company to sponsor me so I can go on the tour, or all those words of advice are mere hyperbole to get me to buy more golf stuff. After all, just given that advice, which I have partially taken, would mean that my game would improve by 30 to 40 strokes over all. Given that my game has not improved 3 to 4 strokes over all since taking it up… I’m guessing hyperbole.
- Gander Mountain — this one simply because they have been so helpful in buying shoes. I’ve been in there twice and they have YET to have my size. But they are really helpful about helping me pick out the style I like, and making sure I have the correct web site in order to order those shoes. That site would be: http://www.keenfootwear.com/ By far my favorite shoes since they look sporty, and feel really great on my feet. When you weigh as much as I do, you pay attention to how much support are on your feet.
- Lowe’s Home Improvement Stores — with all the hopes of improving my home, there is no limit to the number of projects I would love to do by going into this store. My latest project was making Andy and Joey swords (see post below). I loved making those swords and actually just finished putting on the final coat of polyurethane yesterday in order to bring out the beauty of the oak wood. I also love the smell of fresh cut and sanded wood. There is something noble about doing things that a carpenter might have done. Let’s not forget the power tools that lawn mowers, and grills, and all the other things that help make a home much improved.
- Home Depot — Only not so much given their stance on the gay agenda.
- Best Buy — electronics. New electronics. Fancy electronics. Waste of money but gotta have electronics. Cameras, both digital and video, flat-screen televisions, DVD’s a million, computer stuff, even IMacs, IPhones, IPads and all the I-equipment one can want. Yes, all this to say that electronics make this my favorite store.