Daily Archives: April 5, 2014
After retiring, George W. Bush took up painting. He’s got an exhibit going on now in Dallas which gave the “Bushitler” haters another opportunity to recycle their tired, predictable but never-ending comparison between Dubya and Adolf. Among the pathetic examples:
- I’ll say this for George W. Bush: In the category of War Criminal Artists, he’s at least as good a painter as Hitler.
- Weird. Hitler painted before he was a mass murderer and Bush after he was a mass murderer.
- George W. Bush has now become a shitty painter. This is like reading Hitler’s biography in reverse.
- Hitler had a cuddly painter side, too.
But there’s been push back.
Conservative radio host Tammy Bruce gave Mozilla and the “gay gestapo” hell for transforming the company into a “bastion of intolerance and punishment.”
- Hi @mozilla, I’m a gay woman who is appalled that you caved to the Gay Gestapo. So who else will be pressured to leave for not conforming?
- Gay civil rights movement began to make sure people weren’t punished for who they were. Now look what you’ve become #gaygestapo @mozilla
- And after you interrogate ur board & employees @Mozilla, next step==> you must have everyone sign a loyalty oath. #gaygestapo #fascists
- Hi @Mozilla libs, shouldn’t you now send a questionnaire to every employee to make sure they have the correct opinions? Chop chop!
- Anyone at @Mozilla & the #gaygestapo get the irony of pushing the founder out of his inclusive co because he doesn’t conform to their pov?
- Great job @Mozilla #gaygestapo, you’ve transformed Eich’s co into a bastion of intolerance & punishment for everyone who doesn’t conform
The following is an Our Daily Bread meditation by David McCasland
Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. —Matthew 5:5
One problem with the English word meek is that it rhymes with weak, and people have linked the two words together for years. A popular dictionary offers a secondary definition of meek as “too submissive; easily imposed on; spineless; spiritless.”
This causes some people to question why Jesus would say, “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth” (Matt. 5:5).
Greek scholar W. E. Vine says that meekness in the Bible is an attitude toward God “in which we accept His dealings with us as good, and therefore without disputing or resisting.”
We see this in Jesus who found His delight in doing the will of His Father.
Vine goes on to say that “the meekness manifested by the Lord and commended to the believer is the fruit of power. … The Lord was ‘meek’ because He had the infinite resources of God at His command.”
He could have called angels from heaven to prevent His crucifixion.
Jesus told His weary, burdened followers, “Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am [meek] and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls” (Matt. 11:29).
He was the perfect model of meekness.
When we are tired and troubled, Jesus invites us to discover the peace of meekly trusting Him.
Carson’s 7 Principles:
- Our health is the most personal and important thing we possess, therefore its care must be under our control.
- Centralization and bureaucracy are the antithesis of personalization, and only discourage choice and innovation.
- Large-scale change should not be imposed from above. Instead, we must have the freedom to choose what is best for our families and build on proven successes.
- Advancing technology and innovation can reduce costs and increase efficiency but every individual must always own and control their personal medical information.
- States should have maximum flexibility to design the programs that serve their citizens.
- Employers and individuals purchasing health insurance must always be free to buy coverage and benefits consistent with their moral and religious beliefs.
- Physicians are the backbone of our healthcare system and deserve to practice in an environment free of unnecessary, frivolous and costly lawsuits.
The American Legacy PAC says that these principles will be developed into an alternative plan to Obamacare later this year.
Dr. Ben Carson: Let’s Save our Healthcare – Sign American Legacy PAC’s Petition