Friday, February 18, 2011
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
If I end up wanting to write a longer screed (which I never seem to get around to), I may come back.
But until then, you can friend me on facebook.
Thursday, April 30, 2009
Insert your own joke here.
BTW, Lie to Me is a really interesting show. I'm enjoying it a lot.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Crosswalk.com introduces it this way:
It’s a story perfect for Hollywood. A handsome farmer boy, youngest of seven sons, joins the army. An act of heroism catapults him onto a national stage. The leader of the country, fearing his popularity and yet wanting to exploit it, brings him to the capital.
Women love him, including the leader’s daughter. As a fresh new face of hope, the people see him as a successor to the leader’s increasingly erratic behavior, but the powerful are not going to let him take over without a fight.
If that sounds familiar, it should. It's the story of David brought into modern times.
The king is more CEO than warrior-king. The princess fights for health care reform. And Goliath is a military tank.Of course, they've had to make some changes in the story, for instance:
...the character of Jack (Sebastian Stan), who represents the biblical Jonathan, is hinted to be gay. “I thought it made the best conflict, the best story,” explained Michael Green at a recent press event. Jack’s storyline is not the focus of the pilot, nor does it involve David, but for many who love and are inspired by the dear friendship between David and Jonathan in the Bible, this particular change may come as a shock.
Regardless, I'm going to be setting my Tivo to grab this when it airs March 15 @ 7:00 central.
As Crosswalk says:
It should give those who know the Bible a good conversation-starter with those who are being introduced for the first time.Read the whole article.
Visit the official site.
Monday, February 9, 2009
Looks like "the deniers" are rising to higher positions.
Irish Politician Bans TV Ads About Global Warming
DUBLIN — Northern Ireland's environment minister announced Monday he has banned the local broadcast of British government ads on climate change and denounced their energy-saving message as "insidious propaganda."
Sammy Wilson has repeatedly raised eyebrows since winning the environment post in Northern Ireland's power-sharing government last year.
The hard-line Protestant, a leading light in the Democratic Unionist Party, argues that global weather patterns are naturally cooling, not warming — and humanity should invest in coping with God-driven climate change, not trying to slow down a man-made problem.
Wilson said the Act on CO2 ads were "giving people the impression that by turning off the standby light on their TV, they could save the world from melting glaciers and being submerged in 40 feet of water."
He said the ads, which have been running on British television stations including in Northern Ireland over the past year, represented "an insidious propaganda campaign" peddling "patent nonsense."
Read the whole thing at FoxNews.com
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Snow fell as the House of Commons debated Global Warming yesterday - the first October fall in the metropolis since 1922. The Mother of Parliaments was discussing the Mother of All Bills for the last time, in a marathon six hour session.
In order to combat a projected two degree centigrade rise in global temperature, the Climate Change Bill pledges the UK to reduce its carbon dioxide emissions by 80 per cent by 2050. The bill was receiving a third reading, which means both the last chance for both democratic scrutiny and consent.
Here's a very interesting bit.
Where did those numbers come from? I've certainly never heard them reported.
Recently the American media has begun to notice the odd incongruity of saturation media coverage here which insists that global warming is both man-made and urgent, and a British public which increasingly doubts either to be true. 60 per cent of the British population now doubt the influence of humans on climate change, and more people than not think Global Warming won't be as bad "as people say".
Both figures are higher than a year ago - and the poll was taken before the non-summer of 2008, and the (latest) credit crisis.
It was 90 minutes before anyone broke the liturgy of virtue. When Peter Lilley, in amazement, asked why there hadn't been a cost/benefit analysis made of such a major change in policy, he was told to shut up by the Deputy Speaker.They can't argue with facts, so they just try to shut you up.
Read the whole thing.