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The Watercooler ~ Open Thread

Okay, so now that I’ve been doing the Daily Open Thread for ten days (started it on Feb. 1), I am considering a schedule change. I have no control over the way Disqus moves things around and, basically, from what I have observed they “rate” diaries based mainly on how many comments they receive. I’m not even sure they consider stars in their ratings but, in any event, after a diary receives “enough”, “some”, “more than the average” comments ???, it gets bumped back up to the top of the “All” column and/or actually moved over to the “Popular” column. If that sounds confusing, it is.

Bottom line, I think there are too many of them around and I think I’ll try posting them just Monday, Wednesday and Friday this week. My main idea was to provide access to an open thread every day and since they usually receive enough comments to keep them around more than a day, I won’t need to do one every day. I am also considering varying the title each day so specific threads can be more easily identified.

Any feedback would be appreciated.

In the meantime, the saga continues and cop-killer Christopher Dorner still eludes capture. As of yesterday, the LAPD is now offering a million dollar reward for anyone who provides info leading to Dorner’s capture. Also, political correctness has infected the case and for reasons not fully understood, the LAPD is stating they are going to reopen the employment dispute case that led to Dorner’s termination from the police department. It seems a lot of peeps are speaking out in Dorner’s defense and suspect that there may be some truth to his claims that his firing was in retaliation for his attempts to whistle-blow regarding police brutality and racism in the department. This sends a terrible message. Perhaps they are hoping this gesture would appease Dorner and bring about his surrender. Sounds more like desperation and political correctness run amok to me.

On a related note, they have made public the name of the officer killed by Dorner in Riverside, CA. His name is Michael Crain. The thirty-three year old was an eleven year veteran of the Riverside Police Department and was training the other officer-in-training the night they were shot. He is married with two children. Services for Crain will be held Wednesday. Pray for the protection of his family.

If you haven’t had a chance to listen to Dr. Benjamin Carson’s speech at the National Prayer Breakfast, Moe put it up yesterday on the front page and it’s worth thirty minutes of your time. It was delightful to see another black man fearlessly and respectfully address some of Obama’s most blatant ruinous policies with Obama sitting right there listening.

I pulled up another great Margaret Becker song to go with the scripture today. Too many people are afraid of God and think they can’t qualify to talk to him or be his friend. Not true.

Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need. Hebrews 4:16

Have a great day.

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