Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Something to Ponder ... about money

“If a person gets his attitude toward money straight, it will help straighten out almost every other area in his life.”

- Unknown

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Something to Ponder ... Larry McMurtry

“No illusion is more crucial than the illusion that great success and huge money buy you immunity from the common ills of mankind, such as cars that won’t start.”

-Larry McMurtry

Link Dump -- 2/24/09

Truck Spills Hamburger Patties on I-15

12 Tools Every Man Should Have in His Toolbox

Lou Holtz To Coach Notre Dame Alums Against Japanese Team

Disciplined Duty vs. the Lie of Legalism

NCAA Rules Committee Gone Mad: Taunting After a Touchdown Might Erase the Touchdown

Cubs 2009 TV Broadcast Schedule Announced

Pope Gives Pelosi a Stern Reprimand

The Most Religious States in the U.S.

James' Resolutions on Speech by Ryan Townsend

Harris Poll: Governor Palin an American Hero

Boston Globe Notes Horrifying Trend: Young Women More Conservative Than Parents

Seton Hall Too Cheap to Be in Big East

Preserve the District of Columbia’s Unique Constitutional Status

More Proof White House Mortgage Plan Won’t Work

Exponential E-book: Leadership Learnings

Obama Signs Presidential Determination Allowing Palestinians Loyal to Hamas to Resettle In US

Fifteen Random Thoughts About the Economic Crisis

Quick And Easy Low-Carb Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe


Please Help Me Launch My T-Shirt Business: Christian T-Shirts that Christians Won't Like

Privacy Settings Every Facebook User Should Know [Privacy]

The 10 Most and Least Affordable Cities in the US [Saving Money]

Roast Your Own Coffee [DIY]

Abraham Lincoln on Dealing with Critics

My Orders Are To Fight

Top 100 Leadership Blogs

The 10 Most Bizarre Soft Drinks

Pepsi to Use Real Sugar in 'Pepsi Throwback' and 'Mountain Dew Throwback' in April

Global Antisemitism on the Rise

Usual order: read bill, then vote on it

Man vs Bacon Explosion

Get a free sub from Quiznos

101 Tax deductions for bloggers and freelancers

Monday, February 23, 2009

Something to Ponder ... Tyler Durden

“You’re not your job. You’re not how much money you have in the bank. You’re not the car you drive. You’re not the contents of your wallet. You’re not your f*cking khakis. We are the all-singing, all-dancing crap of the world.“

-- Tyler Durden, Fight Club.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Something to Ponder ... Martin Luther

“We conclude, therefore, that a Christian lives not in himself, but in Christ and in his neighbor. Otherwise he is not a Christian. He lives in Christ through faith, in his neighbor through love. By faith he is caught up beyond himself into God. By love he descends beneath himself into his neighbor.”

-- Martin Luther

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Something to Ponder ... Eugene Peterson

The great weakness of North American spirituality is that it is all about us: fulfilling our potential, getting in on the blessings of God, expanding our influence, finding our gifts, getting a handle on principles by which we can get an edge over the competition. And the more there is of us, the less there is of God.

-- Eugene Peterson

Friday, February 20, 2009

Something to Ponder ... Harry Truman

It is amazing how much you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.

–Harry Truman

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Something to Ponder ... Wendell Berry

In a country that puts an absolute premium on labor-saving measures, short workdays, and retirement, why should there by any surprise at permanence of unemployment and welfare dependency? Those are only different names for our national ambitions.

–Wendell Berry

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Rep. Aaron Schock on the stimulus bill

Rep. Schock holds the Illinois seat once held by Abraham Lincoln. This speech is right on point... especially the Lincoln quote about what kills a skunk!

Something to Ponder ... Frank Wilczek

If you don’t make mistakes you’re not working on hard enough problems. And that’s a big mistake.

—Frank Wilczek

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Something to Ponder ... Mark Beeson

Faith is not when we abandon reality and avoid the cares of the world; faith is when we look reality square in the face. Accepting what is real, we recognize there is a deeper truth beneath that truth. There's a greater truth that transcends that truth--that God cares, that God has a plan. God cares about your life, your future, your fortune. God cares about your dreams. God made you with a purpose, on purpose, for a purpose, and God is with you.

- Mark Beeson

Link Dump - 2/17/09 Digital TV Transition Day Edition

5 Gut Busting Conditioning Drills from the Gridiron

The Simpsons are now in HD, and there’s a new intro

Many Christians Claim Unbiblical Spiritual Gifts, Survey Finds

Reading on Lincoln

The Mark Cuban Stimulus Plan - Open Source Funding

Rapid health improvements with a Paleolithic diet

Palin Comments on Stimulus Package

Michael Medved's Lincoln Day Interview with Governor Palin; UPDATE: Palin's Lincoln Day Speech in Fairbanks

NFHS Rules Committee: A-11 Offense, Not Yours [A-11 Offense]

How-To Guide: Workout Nutrition

"U.S. judges admit to jailing children for money"

David Ortiz Wants 1-Year Suspensions For Positive Steroid Tests

Penny Gets a Makeover for Lincoln's 200th Birthday

Police Arrest Man With Rifle in Truck at the White House

Did America Get Scammed?

BIBLE PROPHECY AND THE U.S. AND GLOBAL ECONOMIES: “It’s almost as if you can hear the ice cracking beneath our feet”


Properly Erase Your Physical Media [Security]

Abraham Lincoln on Dealing with Critics

What Should I Do With My Tax Refund?

Support a Bibles Unbound Covert Operation

Scorsese Plans Film on Japanese Christians

How George Washington Ate

How to Declutter an Entire Room in One Go

Monday, February 16, 2009

Something to Ponder ... Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

"The mind of a bigot is like the pupil of the eye. The more light you shine on it, the more it will contract."

-- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Something to Ponder ... William Faulkner

The artist doesn't have time to listen to the critics. The ones who want to be writers read the reviews, the ones who want to write don't have the time to read reviews.

-- William Faulkner

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Something to Ponder ... Mark Twain

"Truth is more of a stranger than fiction."

-- Mark Twain

Monday, February 9, 2009

Link Dump -- 2/9/09

How to Declutter an Entire Room in One Go

Free day pass to Sam’s Club-

So, will Cash4Gold offer me cash to kill this story?

Frugal Fitness - Twenty-Five and a Half Ways to Make it Happen

Flipside wallet cool birthday or Christmas idea

This makes sense the truth about Barak's bipartisanship

Faith in action: George W. Bush's greatest legacy

When the abortionist didn't show up in time, a Florida baby was thrown out with the trash.

The Minnesota Senate race continues

Facebook for Professional Networking: Reap the Benefits, Avoid the Traps!

The Problem of Evil at the Foot of the Cross

The difference between a show and a story does the church get this??

Don’t Waste Your Sports

Nurse Faces Losing Her Job for Praying for a Patient

New logos after the financial crisis...

How are you going to fight that fight?

The Worst #1 Draft Picks in MLB History

Cop Uses Taser to Save Man From Charging Bull

Forget Superfruits: Eat a Plum

12 States Weigh Ultrasound Abortion Bills

Where Christians Are Persecuted

50 De-Stimulating Facts

What You Could Buy with a Trillion Bucks

How Bad Is the Stimulus Bill?

24 Things About to Disappear in America

Sri Lankan Watches TV 72 Hours to Set World Record

Rubik’s Cube inventor is back with Rubik’s 360

Video: The Full Rodriguez-Gammons Interview

Interview with Hugh Hewitt: The Future of Evangelicalism

Facebook Turns Five: Thoughts on Social Networking

Obama Comes to Town

Later today the President of the United States will be in my town, Elkhart, Indiana. A visit from a President, especially a sitting one, is almost always an honor. No matter your politics or personal feelings about the individual. As proof, a great number of our largely Republican voting neighbors in the County waited 12 hours or so outside over the weekend to get a chance to have their 2 tickets to the event.

What brings our newly seated leader to town is not something to celebrate. Elkhart County had the highest increase in unemployment for the month of December in the entire country. Now standing at an almost staggering 16%. Not surprising when you consider that the bulk of the jobs lost were in the RV industry, which in a world where not to long ago gas was $4 a gallon and now the economy is in the doldrums people do not have money for extras and toys. Many of the other jobs are manufacturing jobs that support the RV industry or the struggling auto making industry. Kind of a perfect storm in an area that had in the not so distant past been noted as a place that had per captia as many millionaires as anywhere. People are in rough times and they are looking for answers.

Barak Obama is using his visit to our city/ county as a backdrop to push his "stimulus" plan forward. He will no doubt mention his visit later tonight when he returns to Washington to address the entire nation on the plan. A plan that almost all who have looked at it objectively agree cannot truly stimulate our hurting economy. A trillion dollars. Can't fathom how much money that is? Then check out: What You Could Buy with a Trillion Bucks and you might get a feel for it.

We have placed in authority men and women who largely, whether Democrat or Republican, have not governed with basic common sense. We need to pray for our leaders. Their job is immense and very difficult. At the same time when they do not act in our best interest we need to fire (read vote out) them and hire someone who will. Insanity can be defined as continuing to do the dame things the same way and expecting a different result. Our debt based economy/ society is not working. Spending trillions to promote the continuation of that is insanity. More to come on this soon as I now hear that beyond this spending bill is a proposal to give the banks more money... yeah that worked well.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Link Dump -- 2/2/09 Groundhog Edition

Screwy week last week. Got a lot of stuff floating in my noggin'. Lookiing to get it up here in the next few days... for now check out some stuff from the past week in the blogosphere.

Vortex Bar & Grill on 'Man vs. Food'

Protestant churchgoers are no more loyal to their church denomination than they are to brands of toothpaste or bathroom tissue

Flight 1549 PowerPoint

No Tipping On Sundays ... THIS MAKES ME ANGRY!!!!!!

The Ten Most Redeeming Films of 2008

How to Read a Book: The Rules for Analytical Reading

Dietary protein increases lean mass

Yow-za! Coach Shares Faith at Own Funeral

Anti-Abortion Super Bowl Ad Rejected by NBC

Fox Picks Up Next Narnia Film

Five Rules for Hospital Visitation

Governor Palin: Open ANWR For Drilling

The 5 Most Disgusting Foods. Ever.

An Introduction To Popular Netbooks

Are you Willing to be Hated for Speaking the Gospel Truth?

Some Thoughts on The Shack

Free “7 Habits of Highly Effective People”

Man Details How He Faked Death in Florida Surf 20 Years Ago

Phelps Calls Picture of Him Smoking Marijuana 'Regrettable'

MergePDF Combines PDF Documents for Free [PDF]

Brew the Best Possible Coffee Without Breaking the Bank [Coffee]

Run Disk Cleanup Automatically at Startup [Automation]

Post Office Could Cut One Day of Delivery—Tuesday [Mail]

Small group haters - Read this

Saudi Arabia Arrests Christian Blogger

Myanmar's Christian Chin Are Being Persecuted

Jesus and homosexuality (NEXT! #1)

Bart Simpson recruited into Scientology against his will


Kurt Warner's Faith Story

What is school for?

Group Caught with Bibles, Kicked out of Sudan

10 Innovative But Obscure Sites That Put Money In Your Pocket

how many cups of coffee would it take to kill you?