Entries for December, 2008

Tripp

Bristol Palin, 18-year-old daughter of AK Gov. and former VP candidate Sarah Palin, gave birth to a son December 28. Weighing in at 7-7, Tripp Easton Mitchell Johnston was born at 5:30a. Father is fiancé Levi Johnston.

Caroline Kennedy, you know?

Caroline Kennedy’s run for NY senator has surprised me on a few counts. 1. I’m surprised Caroline decided to run in the first place. This would seem to go against her lifelong very private grain. In this regard, for all of her 51 years, she has behaved like her mother, not her father. Her sudden […]

Poem, “over population”

I received this population poem yesterday via email: the world is overpopulated sometimes people make mistakes sometimes people die to make the total population healthier sometimes when a woman decides that the man she chose was a wrong choice giving that person a child would be a travesty of life sometimes those people are children […]

“Recovering Evangelical”: Life is about more than abortion

Chris La Tondresse, founder of

Long weekend question

Merry Christmas!

Several years ago I wrote Townhall.com discusses the same topic from a different angle with additional excellent observations… A Christmas view of abortion “The Bible says nothing directly about abortion.” Have you ever heard this claim before? I know I have. And the uncomfortable truth is that, in a certain sense, it’s accurate. The deliberate […]

Christmas lights

Yesterday we had a winter storm, today it’s raining on the snow. It’s Chicago. Need I say more? I’ve been up awhile, cooking in the kitchen. Gotta go back to work, and then we’re going to my Mom’s house later this afternoon. Tomorrow my sons and families will join Rich, Daena (who flew in Friday […]

Priest says no to U.S. bishops’ postcard FOCA fight

Most of us have spiritual hot buttons. One of mine is guarding against usurping pastoral authority. I’ve been through a couple of church splits in my life and am critical of bad apples complaining publicly about pastors/leaders and stirring ill will. For that reason alone, never mind thwarting a pro-life endeavor, I just can’t fathom […]

Thou Protesteth Too Much award

UPDATE, 1p: Reader kbhvac has submitted the following for consideration for the Thou Protesteth Too Much award: _______________ Media Research Center has its award; I’m launching my own, the Thou Protesteth Too Much award. This year’s winner, hands down, is IL Gov. Rod Blagojevich: “Ok. Thank you very much. I’m here to tell you right […]

MSM quotes of the year

Jasper posted a link to Media Research Center’s

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Jill Stanek is a nurse turned speaker, columnist and blogger, a national figure in the effort to protect both preborn and postborn innocent human life.

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Quotation-Timothy-S-Goeglein-culture-politics-Meetville-Quotes-216001I think as we descend into more cultural and societal chaos on the road to the last day, it will be more and more important for those of us in politics to decide which comes first, faith or politics. They can be balanced. I try, sometimes fail, but keep trying. A growing number of people on the right are no longer trying to balance. They are either going completely out of the public square, or all in without Christ in their heart or on their tongue thinking they can just visit him on Sunday.

We should find balance. We may fail, but we should keep trying. We should not recede from the public square and a growing number of conservatives are showing more willingness to drive from the public square those who urge greater measures of Christian grace and charity than they prefer.

On the last day there will be a narrow gate. That makes me pessimistic about my future in politics and the future voices on the right when cultural and social issues come to the forefront. But for those here and elsewhere, though I may fall short because I’m a sinner, I’m with Jesus first and all the rest comes after.

~ Erick Erickson, Red State, August 21

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