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What Is “Woke?”
A key quote from Jennifer Sey’s article: I believe there is bigotry in the world — there is racism, and sexism, and homophobia and all of it. But I do not believe that every challenge we face can be defined in these simplistic terms. I believe if we do define every problem in these terms…
It Has Come to Our Attention…
It has recently come to our attention that Shadrach, Meshack, and Abednego have put forward the argument that any Israelite who bows down to King Nebuchadnezzar’s golden statue has departed the faith and become apostate. 1/15 — Matt Kennedy (@lambeth981) March 17, 2023
Same Disease, Different Symptoms
What a word for the Church! For all those who turn a blind eye to abused, misogyny, gender mutilation, gay & straight sexual sin, greed, gluttony, abortion, all of it: Jeremiah 7:2–3 (NASB95): 2 “Stand in the gate of the Lord’s house and proclaim there this word and say, — ✝︎ E.M. Welcher (@EvanWelcher) March…
Trader Joe’s Haul
Although I’ve been Trader Joe’s in California, today my youngest and I went to one in the Denver area for the first time (specifically, in Parker, Colorado). My wife has been away helping with the grandkids, so I have had more reason to grocery shop, and I can tell you, for the same $$$, I…
Great article by Matt Taibbi today: “The Democrats’ Disastrous Miscalculation on Civil Liberties” As he notes at the end… Instead of facing the boiling-ever-hotter problem underneath, the managerial types decided — in the short term only, of course — to mechanically deamplify the discontent, papering things over with an expanding new bureaucracy of ‘polarization mitigation,’…
Thought for today: Be like Fido
“The Covid Lab Leak is a Scandal of Media and Government Censorship”
Worth a Listen
Although some of the snarkiness would probably be off-putting to those he’s trying to reach, this is well worth your time to listen to: Brilliant speech addressed to our ‘woke’ youth fighting #climatechange by Konstantine Kisin. pic.twitter.com/mFS8w0t2ip — Brandon Taylor Moore (@LetsGoBrando45) January 14, 2023
2023 New Year’s Resolutions
Happy New Year! May 2023 be the best year ever for you and yours. Right or wrong, illogical or not, New Year’s Day is a good time to make resolutions. Yeah, maybe it is an excuse to procrastinate (e.g. Why didn’t you start doing X or Y months ago?) Maybe we are setting ourselves up…
Band to Check Out: Walking After U
Walking After U is one of my top musical “finds” in 2022, thanks to @YouTube recommending an AC/DC cover by them. This song is a dangerous one to remake (especially for the vocalist), given just how indelible the original is. But, they pull it off. Nicely done @wau2013official! https://t.co/CKGXggC4Jc — Alan Fahrner (@JegErAlan) December 29,…
“Now to Him…”
“Now to him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you blameless before the presence of his glory with great joy, to the only God, our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen.” Jude 24-25 (ESV)
“When I See You Smile” by Bad English
When I first started dating my wife, this song put my reaction to her smile into words…
1979 Donny and Marie Christmas Special
What I am watching right now: Life was pretty good for 15 year-old me… (BTW, we may be “slicker” production-wise nowadays, but I cannot help but think society would be better if entertainment was still like this.)
Merry Christmas from Chewie and Me!
A Man Called Ove
Just watched this movie with my wife (“A Man Called Ove”): Might be the best film I’ve seen all year. Incredibly touching Swedish comedy-drama.
Another Reason Why Tom Cruise Is My Favorite Actor
In Today’s Edition of My Shocked Face (Not)
Kind ‘a seems to explain their silence about China’s human rights abuses and their treatment of Ener Kanter Freedom, eh?
The Real Threat to Democracy
The real threat to democracy in America? The government asking people to do what they shouldn’t do, but that they want to do. — Alan Fahrner (@JegErAlan) December 17, 2022 The real threat to democracy in America? The government asking people to do what they shouldn’t do, but that they want to do.
“Government Warns That With Elon Owning Twitter They Will Only Control 97% Of The Media”
Once upon a time Life is analog but is it beautiful pic.twitter.com/A09eHffusK — Great Videos (@Enezator) December 6, 2022
Want to See How Hard I Exercise?
Earlier this year I became a member of The Athlete District, and I just uploaded this video to have them check my form. (They are on vacation this week, so we have to do exercise at home.) This will give you an idea of just how intense the workouts are: (Cross-posted on my AI: Alan…
This Should Make You Smile (Neil Diamond Singing)
I don’t know who needs to hear this but Neil Diamond, who retired from performing five years ago because of Parkinsons, just had a Broadway show of him open and it at the opening night he did this pic.twitter.com/eJ02YUAzr5 — Ben Phillips (@benphillips76) December 6, 2022