Crazy Christian Conservative


    Liberals, conservatives, values and how we perceive each other

    Another day, another book I need to buy and hopefully read some day.  In the March 21st NYT, Nicholas Kristof reviews a new book:  “The Righteous Mind”.  In it, author Jonathan Haidt discusses some original research that investigates some key values held by conservatives and liberals – and how these two groups perceive each other on these values.  I have long been interested in why | Read More »

    Your Offensive Obama Oil Policy Infographics of the Day

    If you’re looking for a single picture that captures the salient points of President Barack Obama’s oil policy, here it is. Courtesy of the Republican Study Committee: This was timely, given Steve Maley’s excellent posting yesterday on the “10 Ways Obama Could Reduce Gas Prices Now”.

    Mitt Romney gets a not-so-warm welcome at the Daytona 500

    It’s a sure sign of spring: the Sprint Cup NASCAR season starts today with the Daytona 500 (provided it stops raining…). And the two top contenders for the GOP Presidential nomination are there – Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum are pressing the flesh at the track. At first glance it would seem like a pretty odd place for two Northeastern big government conservatives to hang | Read More »

    Politics As Entertainment, Endless GOP Debates Edition

    Our politics, religion, news, athletics, education and commerce have been transformed into congenial adjuncts of show business, largely without protest or even much popular notice. The result is that we are a people on the verge of amusing ourselves to death. Neil Postman, “Amusing Ourselves to Death” We live in an entertainment culture. The lives of many in this country revolve around the consumption of | Read More »

    Tuesday night open thread

    Leon’s OT from yesterday went to good use, so I’l start up another one tonight. One little story I found amusing: apparently, voters in the city of Los Angeles will be asked to vote on whether porn stars should be using condoms. To be blunt, I don’t know why I’d care if porn stars give each other diseases that would undoubtedly prevent them from “plying | Read More »

    The Façade in DC

    In the Old West, buildings were often built with “false fronts”, or façades, that hid the fact that the actual building behind them was much less than it appeared on the surface. The word “façade” is defined as “a superficial appearance or illusion of something”. Now many are probably not aware that the White House in DC has a façade. But it’s not in front | Read More »

    A great gift idea for that special someone in your life

    But alas – unfortunately, you won’t be able to buy this one for Christmas this year.  It seems that the latest in the Tom Clancy Rainbow Six series may have adopted a new villain:  Occupy Wall Street.  MRC TV has the story here. Now I’m not all that convinced that it’s OWS that they’re going after – I don’t see any stringy hair or torn | Read More »

    “It was like the turkeys mounted a counterattack”

    Hey, look: It’s THANKSGIVING!! And of course that brings … the annual “WKRP Turkey Drop Open Thread” kitd.html5loader(“flash_kplayer_iLyROoafYtDe”); “With God as my witness, I thought turkeys could fly” (You can watch the entire episode on Hulu) Happy Thanksgiving, my friends. Enjoy the day, and give thanks to God today for the many blessings in your lives. (Oh, and this is an open thread. Talk amongst | Read More »

    Ode to #OWS

    This one’s been making the rounds of late, and it just found my inbox this morning.  This is a poem that appears to have been originally published back in the late 1940s, and according to the document, was placed in the Congressional Record by GOP Representative Clarence J. Brown of Ohio.  One might think it a fake, considering how eerily accurately it describes the current | Read More »

    Occupy “movement” criminals depicted as “fringe”. Really?

    This evening, USA Today published a story describing the law-breaking participants in the “Occupy movement” as a “violent fringe”.  But how can a movement whose entire existence is predicated upon breaking the law be anything but criminal and destined to incite violence?  The mere concept of this “occupation” promotes the idea that the occupiers would perpetrate an act that is bound to break multiple laws | Read More »

    It’s the End of the Word As We Know It (Again)

    Today is Do-Over Day for Harold Camping and his EOTW prediction.  Yes, kids, today’s the day that The Big One will occur and the world will come to an end. And I forgot to take a vacation day today. So, here’s an open thread for you to mull over what you should be doing on this, your last day on Earth.  I have some work | Read More »

    This Primary Season Is All About Not Romney

    Every week brings another controversy or another debate – and another Republican POTUS front-runner.  And once again, the GOP base continues its eternal (and fruitless) search for the Perfect Conservative.  Each time a candidate peaks, they stick their foot in their mouth or some issue about their past pops up and they drop in the polls in favor of the next flavor of the month. | Read More »

    The New Face of Organized Labor

    When I was in high school, we had to read Upton Sinclair’s “The Jungle”.  In that piece, Sinclair depicts the evils of the 19th/early 20th century meatpacking industry and how socialism and labor unions saved the day for the workers.  Now there were certainly times such as those when labor unions served a useful purpose in protecting the interest of workers, but… Those times are | Read More »

    Rick Perry’s pro-life decision

    Much has been made of Rick Perry’s executive order about Gardisil.  This news story provides some insights into how Perry’s action demonstrates how he put his pro-life viewpoints into action. That…is a powerful story.

    No, we did not “learn to like” Obamacare

    As people learn what’s actually in the bill, that six months from now, by election time, this is going to be a plus because the parade of horribles, particularly the worry that the average middle class person has that this is going to affect them negatively, will have vanished and they’ll see that it’ll affect them positively in many ways…” NY Sen. Chuck Schumer, on | Read More »