A couple of days ago, I posted a portion of a speech about Religion/Secularization made earlier this year by Barack Obama. Here are portions of that same speech as interpreted by a heady Christian believer:
This is a level of disingenuousness that borders on lying, and yet, I am sure whoever this guy is, he is “all about” his Christianity.
I was so impressed yesterday when I saw that Obama had launched this website Change.gov — Office of the President-Elect. And not because the site itself is overly impressive. There’s the latest news, there’s a place where folks can send in stories or input (it’s under the heading “Open Government”), there are bio’s, and there’s a section where Obama outlines his top agenda items for the country:
You can even apply for a job, but none of that is really the point, is it? The point is that only 2 days after his election, Obama has the savy and insight to leverage technology that (at least to me) fosters a direct connection between him and the people.
Never can I remember feeling a direct connection in this way to the president (or president elect). I remember the thrill of writing to Carter when I was in elementary school. To tell you the truth I can’t remember if I ever got a reply (I think I did), but it was the act of reaching out and giving my opinion that I remember most clearly.
So yeah, I think this is a good start. It is far more symbolic than productive — but I sure like the symbol.
I know it’s unusual for this (or any other) blog to be openly and outrightly positive, but since this man is likely to be voted president in 2 days, I thought this is something I should promote…
Damn, I’m having trouble embedding the video, so here is a link (it starts slow, but finishes strong):
(Hat tip: Greg Laden)
In an interview with Jame Dobson, Sarah Palin said that her (and McCain’s) sagging poll numbers:
strengthens my faith because I know at the end of the day putting this in God’s hands, the right thing for America will be done, at the end of the day on Nov. 4. (more…)
Here is an email circulating the nets, and I think it is an excellent example of faulty logic, fear-based politicking, and the kind of religious language that can only be persuasive to the religiously brain-washed…
The email starts with this empty shell of a bio. It is so bloated with non-information that I feel as if I know less about “Jack Wheeler” after reading it than before: (more…)