Random Saturday Stuff

Things I picked up at Facebook or got sent in email.  Usually, I’d add these to Pete’s post, but he doesn’t usually put anything up on Saturday.

This is a VERY interesting article about a Pro-Life program that really works. I think the author’s points about how to dialogue successfully with left-wingers can be applied successfully to any political issue and are worth studying.


Zero percent

Ten year old Willie Myrick was kidnapped from his front yard in Atlanta. The kidnapper told him, “I don’t want to hear a word from you.”

That’s when Myrick began to sing a gospel song called “Every Praise.” The kidnapper started cursing and repeatedly told Myrick to shut up, but he wouldn’t. He sang the song for about three hours until the kidnapper let him out of the car. The little boy ran to a nearby home and asked the resident to call his guardian.

Myrick recently got to meet “Every Praise” gospel singer Hezekiah Walker, and they sang the song together. Police don’t have any leads on the suspect, but are hoping a sketch they released will generate tips.


Vague PA tweets

A Portland alternative newspaper called The Willamette Week hosted Republican primary candidates for U.S. Senate to, in the paper’s words, “explore questions that we think matter most to our readers.”

As one of the other candidates was answering a question, candidate Mark Callahan noticed a reporter writing “blah blah blah blah blah” on his notepad.

He confronted the man, wanting to know why he was being so disrespectful. The moderator broke in, saying he wanted to move on to another question and advised CALLAHAN to answer respectfully.

Callahan shot back: “You have to give respect in order to get respect. Right now on that side of the table, you’re not giving very much respect to the five of us and our time here.”

Their verbal tussle continued briefly, then Callahan was asked whether he believed climate change is a myth or reality.

“Myth,” he fired back.

Jaquiss, the blah-blah-blah reporter, sarcastically asked, “Where are you on the Easter bunny?”

“Are these really the questions I was called here to answer?” demanded Callahan. “I called you out for putting ‘blah blah blah blah blah’ on your notepad and now you’re asking me questions like this? Really? Are we talking about this now?”

The committee leader suggested Callahan leave and Callahan laughed at him.

Someone said, “There’s the door,” and Callahan left.

The Willamette Week posted a one-hour-42-minute video of the entire candidate-endorsement meeting online. The 2 minute volatile exchange with Callahan went viral, which is helping Callahan’s campaign.

Oregon’s primary election is May 20.



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