Daily Archives: June 23, 2013

What is Netroots Nation and why should I care?

Netroots Nation is a political convention for American progressive political activists, which makes it the polar opposite of CPAC (pron SEE-pak), the Conservative Political Action Conference for American conservative activists.

Why should anyone care? Only because it’s a snark-tastic opportunity to scoff at the enemy. And you know how important Saul Alinsky said THAT is. So here I go playing a fun, if immature game of nyah nyah!

2013_06 20 Frank and Dean

Netroots Nation was originally organized by Daily Kos, a progressive blog financed in part by billionaire George Soros. So naturally, they featured a mockumentary about how totally UnAmerican Awful it is that the billionaire Koch Brothers help finance conservative political causes.

2013_06 21 Koch crockumentary

The 2013 Netroots Nation convention had about 3,000 registered attendees. (CPAC 2013 had about 10,000.)

2013_06 21 Packed house

Seriously. Who came up with Nutroots … I mean Netroots Nation? I’m guessing the same PR morons who came up with WTF for Obama.

2013_06 20 Packed house at Screen Liberally

There’s lots more, but you get the idea.

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Pro “choice” … what a lie!

Representative Foxx’s passion is obvious in this beautiful video.

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H/t Pistol Pete

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If this stuff is true, it explains a lot about RINO John’s current behavior

It also explains why he was pushed on us for 2008 and then not only ran the most anemic campaign ever, but actively sabotaged his own running mate.

John McCain Exposed By Vietnam Vets And POW’s [10:40]

 

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Date Setting

Whenever people talk about when the Rapture might occur or if the End Times are near, someone else inevitably tries to shut them up by quoting Jesus’ line, “Of that day and hour no one knows, neither the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone.” Matt 24:36

I haven’t read any comments or emails about my “Rapture in April 2014” posting yesterday, so if you said this to me, please be assured that I am not singling anyone out. I’ve been hearing the same criticism for months from many quarters.

I don’t pooh-pooh anything Jesus said, so obviously I looked up the actual passage and read it carefully in context. Frankly, I was astonished! It’s full of parables I’ve been hearing out of context my whole life.

And it is part of a long teaching by Jesus that is called the Olivet Discourse, which I’d never heard of, despite the fact that it is as long or longer than the very famous and familiar Sermon on the Mount.

In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus taught us how to live a holy life; in the Olivet Discourse, He taught us to be ready for His return and for Final Judgment. The Olivet Discourse appears in Mark 13 and Luke 21, but the fullest treatment is in Matthew 24-25.

In Matthew and Mark, the line about not knowing the day or hour (Matt 24:36, Mark 13:32) is preceded by the EXACT same lines:

Learn a lesson from the fig tree. When its branch becomes tender and sprouts leaves, you know that summer is near. In the same way, when you see all these things, know that he is near, at the gates.” Matt 24:32-33; Mark 13:28-29

In Luke, the line about not knowing the day or hour does not even appear, yet the lesson of the fig tree does!

Consider the fig tree and all the other trees. When their buds burst open, you see for yourselves and know that summer is now near; in the same way, when you see these things happening, know that the kingdom of God is near.” Luke 21:29-31

Olivet and date setting

What I get out of all this is that, while we cannot know the precise time when Jesus will return, we are supposed to watch carefully for the signs of His coming so we can be READY.

This reminds me of when our kids were deployed. We never knew the “day and hour” they’d return either, but we certainly knew the season. And as the great day approached, we’d get progress reports as they made the long trip home.

Then, as the actual hour approached, we would gather in the bleachers with our signs and our flags and our squirmy kids. And we would wait. And wait. And wait. WATCHING for the JOYFUL MOMENT when that door would burst open and our loved ones would march in!

Troop return montage

I strongly encourage you to read the entire Olivet Discourse in Matthew 24 and 25.

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