Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Inquiring Minds

Wako Blames UK, US Again

The Anglo Leasing scandal is one of Kenya’s biggest corruption scandals that dogged President Kibaki’s first term in office in 2003. It involved the setting up of fictitious companies that tendered for government projects but never provided the services or goods tendered for. And details of why journalists were thrown out of a parliamentary committee meeting investigating the multi-billion shilling Anglo Leasing scandal can now be revealed.

Impeccable sources who attended the meeting told The Standard Attorney General Amos Wako accused US and UK governments of blocking investigations into the scandals. Wako, who was accompanied by Head of Public Service and Secretary to the Cabinet, Francis Muthaura, told the Public Accounts Committee the two governments declined to allow Kenyan investigators to interrogate the key architects, a Dr Meryln Kettering and a Mr Bradley Birkenfeld.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Jesus Burned to the Ground

This Cannot Be a Coincidence

This is being interpreted by some in the congregation as a sign from God. Perhaps it was -- perhaps Zeus was displeased that the people of Monroe, Ohio, had forsaken him. Lightning bolts, after all, are Zeus' thing, so if we're going to interpret them as signs of divine intervention, then Zeus is the divinity we should be talking about.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

We All Scream

Ice Cream-O-Holics

Exotic choices such as Boston Cream Pie (Ben & Jerry's), Birthday Party (Blue Bunny), and Amaretto Almond Crunch (Häagen-Dazs) might turn heads, but vanilla and chocolate are still the nation's favorite ice cream flavors. Consumer Reports' trained tasters tried 13 vanillas and 11 chocolates with various amounts of fat.

Seven rated Excellent, and six of those are Häagen-Dazs or Ben & Jerry's; the seventh is Archer Farms Belgian Chocolate (Target).

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Monday, June 14, 2010

Top 10

Ways NOT to Share Your Faith

  1. Stand on the corner and scream “REPENT!” at others. If it didn’t work for Jeremiah the prophet, it won’t work for you.
  2. Break into a public high school and shove gospel tracts into the lockers. Trust me on this. I’ve done it…seriously.
  3. Wear a “Ready to die…ask me why” T-Shirt. I’ve done this too. It’s not effective, but it did scare people.
  4. Go into a bookstore and secretly slip gospel tracts into all of the New Age/Witchcraft books. Have I done this? Maybe…okay, yes.
  5. Put gospel tracts in the hands of the mannequins at J.C. Penneys. While it looks like the fashion dummy is offering the gospel tract it’s the real dummy that gets thrown out of the mall. Suffice it to say that I’ve met many security guards this way and they are nothing like the guy in “Mall Cop.”
  6. Use fake $100 dollar bills with “the gospel” on them to get people excited that they found a $100 dollar bill and then get them ticked off when they realize that they didn’t.
  7. Go on Christian television and offer the gospel as a way to get rich on earth. Does anybody have a barf bag?
  8. Sky dive from 3,000 feet into an outdoor Atheist’s convention with “John 3:16″ painted on your parachute.
  9. Yell out “I love Jesus how ’bout you?” in the middle of class.
  10. Any kind of Christian bumper sticker (especially if you’re a bad driver!)

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Friday, June 11, 2010

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Saturday, June 05, 2010

Can it be?

Family Values

One of the oddest paradoxes of modern cultural politics may at last be resolved. The country's lowest divorce rate belongs to none other than Massachusetts, the original home of same-sex marriage. Palinites might wish that Massachusetts's enviable marital stability were an anomaly, but it is not. The pattern is robust. States that voted for the Democratic presidential candidate in both 2004 and 2008 boast lower average rates of divorce and teenage childbirth than do states that voted for the Republican in both elections.

Friday, June 04, 2010

Wanna Bet?

Pascal's Wager

Pascal's Wager (or Pascal's Gambit) is a suggestion posed by the French philosopher Blaise Pascal that even though the existence of God cannot be determined through reason, a person should wager as though God exists, because living life accordingly has everything to gain, and nothing to lose.