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Perhaps it’s Time the USDA Stopped Giving Us Nutrition Advice?

Something funny happened at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) last week. In an online newsletter to employees, published once a quarter, the advice dispensed was to embrace Meatless Mondays in USDA cafeterias

Is it possible — just possible — that part of the agency has outlived its usefulness? Maybe the beef industry can stand on its own. And is anyone going to argue that we’d be even more obese and out of shape as a country if not for the work of this agency?  Think of how much influence is bought and sold because of this agency.  Perhaps they should phase out and give the free market a chance.

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Obama keeps saying he has been quoted out of context, but the problem is that the larger the context you look at the more accurate the criticisms are.  Via A younger Obama considered his first employer, “the enemy”:

Obama was a low-level editor in Reference Services, working on reports describing economic conditions in various foreign countries. By all accounts, he disliked the work, not just because it was pedestrian and boring, but because it was in business.

“He calls it working for the enemy,” Obama’s mother, Ann, wrote after a phone conversation with her son, “because some of the reports are written for commercial firms that want to invest in [Third World] countries.”

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8 Ways Blacks Perpetuate Racism and the Only Way to Thwart It — “Morgan Freeman and Chris Rock are among the offenders.” — a great read.

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A good distinction that Pastor D.L. Foster noted on Facebook.  Keep this in mind the next time someone accuses you of judging (right after you point out that they are hypocrites for judging you for judging).

The bible tells us not to judge the wicked, but to warn them that their sins will draw the judgment of God. Warning and judging are not the same.

Warn: to give notice or bring attention to beforehand especially of danger to come

Judge: to pronounce sentence on another without the authority to do so.

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The President asks for a big round of applause for a king of gay p*rn.  He’ll do anything for those who give him money.

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The Colorado shooting tragedy could have been much less deadly if people had been armed.  There is a reason you probably haven’t heard about this shooting, where the number of dead was much lower.  Why?  Because a woman there was armed.

False teacher Chuck Currie up to his old tricks

False teacher Chuck “Jesus is not the only way” Currie took a break from taking little girls to gay pride parades to do hi usual “ask Caesar to take from neighbor A by force to “give” to neighbor B and credit Chuck for the generosity” in  Portland can do more to address its homeless problem | OregonLive.com.

What was amusing was this comment from Chuck, where he attacks people personally instead of responding to their arguments.

You’ll note that most of these folks won’t even use their names – preferring to hide behind masks where they cannot be held responsible for what they say.

Even more amusing is what a hypocritical fake Chuck is to use this routine.  He ignores the real arguments, makes false charges (usually he accuses people of being like the KKK, which he forgot this time), then if they use their real names he searches for them to find where they work and tries to out them to their employers (seriously — this is the “reverend” at work).  He was caught once before on one of his Oregon Live posts and they actually deleted one of his comments because of it!

So many conservative Olympic fans!

Willy Wonka Creepy - Dear liberal Jordyn Wieber fan, tell me all about how unfair quotas are.  and welcome to conservatism!

Lots of people are rightly irritated that Jordyn Wieber won’t be in the women’s all-around Olympic gymnastics competition.  How can the 4th place person not be considered one of the top 24 competitors?  Oh . . . because of a quota system.

I wonder if the author of Jordyn Wieber unfairly eliminated and all the other Wieber supporters are such staunch conservatives on other issues?

And, according to the official rule, only a maximum of two gymnasts from each country can advance to the finals.

Um, what?

Let’s get this straight. Wieber, who finished a mere 0.233 points behind Douglas, is punished because her country is too good at the sport?  . . . This is the Olympic Games we are talking about here. The goal is to bring together the best athletes in each sport and let them compete to bring pride to their respective nations. There should be no stipulations.

It should be the best in the world against the best in the world. Period.

Instead, this rule that limits only two gymnasts from each country completely prohibits that. The top countries that have worked to obtain a justifiable advantage are punished, and the competitive balance is ruined.

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It’s likely a bitter consolation prize for Wieber, who became the most recent victim of an unfathomable rule, but it will give the young American a chance to truly dominate and show the International Olympic Committee the error of its ways.

Quota systems are unfair to the following people (i.e., everyone):

  1. Wieber, who had the 4th best score but was essentially replaced by the person with the 25th best score.  Yes, she knew the rule, but it is an unfair rule.
  2. All the anonymous people who lose out on jobs after working hard and meeting the qualifications, only to lose the role to someone less qualified.
  3. All the anonymous people served by the lower performing people — especially if the quota system was for something like firefighters or medical personnel.
  4. All the deserving people whose accomplishments are tainted by quotas.  They worked hard and met the standards but people will assume that they were given the roles despite a lack of merit.  And they may wonder themselves if they truly deserved the roles.

Shouldn’t police, doctors and every other role also be about being the “best in the world?”  Or do fairness and talent only count in sports and entertainment?  All the arguments used to support quotas in every other field apply just as much to gymnastics, if not more so.

I hope Wieber has dominating performances in all her events to show the world how good she is and to debunk the myth that quotas are fair.

Welcome to conservatism, liberal sports fans!

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Great message about why we shouldn’t modify worship services to meet the alleged desires of the unsaved.

God was exposing a lie that had held us captive for years.  He was proving that his Word is fully sufficient, and that true converts thirst for it like a desert thirsts for rain.  Many who had grown up in the faith had hearts that were calloused toward the Truth.  Years of comfortable church had led them to hear the Word but excuse themselves from practicing it, steadily becoming self-deceived.  They projected this hard-heartedness onto newcomers, like the kids in the old Life Cereal commercials:  “Try teaching that to Mikey the Seeker – he HATES everything… Heyyyy…  Mikey LIKES it!”  Unfortunately, some never noticed or accepted that new believers were craving pure spiritual milk and even graduating to meat ahead of them.

The Sunday School class at the church we joined last year spent 3 years going verse by verse through 1 Peter.  A recipe for boredom and a shrinking class, right?  Hardly.  It grew like crazy, attracting high school kids (including my daughters) up to retired people.  Real believers want real Bible teaching.  You can tell how much confidence people have in the word of God and its power by how they treat it in sermons and lessons.

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The one-size-fits-all response to Obama and his supporters when they complain about the Republican House preventing them from doing something: “You had two years of a Congress with sizable Democratic majorities, plus the momentum from your election win.  If raising taxes [or whatever else they are complaining about] was so important, why didn’t you do it then?”

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Atheist Jerry Coyne was so quick to dismiss the fact that Darwinian philosophy was at the root of the Columbine shootings that he said this in light of the latest events in Colorado.

Of course there was no evidence at all that Darwinism or evolution had motivated the shooters. They were disaffected and troubled boys who, thanks to America’s lax gun laws, were able to acquire an arsenal of firearms.

But as the facts show, Coyne was completely wrong.  But he is totally accurate on all of his science and never lets his ideology get in the way, right?

It was amusing to read the anti-gun rhetoric of his followers.  The survival-of-the-fittest types can’t go three sentences without contradicting themselves.

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Does it bother any of Obama’s supporters that he has an enemies list and that at least one person on it is now under audit from the IRS and the Labor Department?

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Did the mainstream media tell you about the woman killed during an abortion at Planned Parenthood, along with her child?  “Safe and legal” only applies to the leaders of PP and their protection from accountability for countless acts of hiding statutory rape.

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I’ve yet to find one of the anti-gun politicians or false teachers who isn’t pro-legalized abortion.  And I’m pretty sure they are all pro-taxpayer-funded abortion, meaning that they think our country would be better if only more unwanted human beings were destroyed in the womb.

My question for them: Would they switch to opposing abortion if the “doctors” used guns instead of knives?

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The #1 thing to remember in the gun control debate: Criminals don’t obey gun control laws.

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Methodists in Northeast Approve Pro-Gay Resolution — The Methodist Church in the U.S. is doomed. The non-Christians outnumber the Christians in this conference. Worse yet, even in a conservative area like the Texas Conference the non-Christians are able to keep Bible-believing and Book of Disciple-following pastors from becoming Bishop — and solely because they hold a biblical view of homosexuality.

While I’d love to blame the non-Christians in the denomination for this, it is really the fault of the squishy Bible-believing leaders and members who didn’t have the faith and courage to exercise church discipline and remove false teachers. Appeasement is deadly, not loving.  Sadly, some Bible-believers have learned that the hard way.  Appeasing doesn’t increase your odds of getting promoted, it just makes it 100% likely that you’ve sacrificed your principles and stopped preaching the whole counsel of God.

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Leonard Pitts is a racist.  He thinks blacks and Hispanics are too helpless to obtain voter ID, even though they must provide identification for countless other daily activities.  And my guess is that he is pro-legalized abortion, which currently kills blacks at a rate 3x that of whites and Hispanics at a rate 2x that of whites. And those rates will increase as the Liberal dream of taxpayer-funded abortions increases.  Seems kinda racist to me.

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From John — The Occupiers vs. the TEA Party movement — save this list for when someone tries to tell you how radical those TEA Partiers are.

Sex assault at Zuccotti http://blogs.wsj.com/metropolis/2011/11/02/man-arrested-in-sex-assaults-at-occupy-wall-street/

Drugs and vandalism in Boston http://www.bostonherald.com/news/regional/view/2011_1023drug_vandalism_arrests_at_occupy_boston

Flier circulated giving guidelines on when it’s ok to shoot the police http://hotair.com/archives/2011/10/28/flier-at-occupy-phoenix-asks-when-should-you-shoot-a-cop/

Occupy protesters arrested for possession of explosives http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2011/11/3_men_claiming_to_be_occupy_po.html

Vandalism and disorderly conduct http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2011/10/in_downtown_portland_police_re.html

public masturbation http://host.madison.com/daily-cardinal/news/article_3ae02a56-042d-11e1-aafa-001cc4c03286.html

defecating on residential doorsteps http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2051718/Occupy-Wall-Street-Manhattan-residents-fury-protesters-defecating-doorsteps.html

assaulting news reporter http://www.myfoxny.com/dpp/news/fox-5-news-reporter-assaulted-at-ows-20111028-KC

police shoved http://www.katu.com/news/local/133121368.html

prostitution, drugs, and alcohol abuse at KC http://www.kshb.com/dpp/news/local_news/Man-said-he-witnessed-prostitution,-drug,-alcohol-abuse-at-Occupy-KC-protest

protester pimping teenager http://www.unionleader.com/article/20111028/NEWS03/710289961

assaulting police, disorderly conduct http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/01/01/68-occupy-wall-street-protesters-arrested-in-new-york-city/?test=latestnews

vandalism of businesses and cars http://missionlocal.org/2012/04/windows-and-cars-damaged-on-valencia-st-following-early-may-day-strike/

woman rapen at new haven occupy http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Woman-Raped-at-Occupy-New-Haven-Cops-142627056.html

woman raped at occupy philly http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2011/11/woman-raped-at-occupy-philadelphia/

woman stabbed in baltimore http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/crime/blog/bal-woman-stabbed-at-occupy-baltimore-20111205,0,1089654.story

women forced to erect women only tent to prevent rapehttp://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/manhattan/zuccotti_park_big_top_ilBy4VfYIwDGt2I1rM33vL

weapons cashe found at clean up Zuccotti http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/11/23/weapons-cache-found-during-zuccotti-park-clean-up-sources/?test=latestnews#ixzz1eZYLxETV

Occupiers splatter blood and urine on street vendors http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2011/11/07/socal-street-cart-vendors-hurting-after-occupy-group-splatters-blood-urine/

transgender occupier exposes genitals to 10 year-old http://www.alligator.org/news/local/article_c8469b94-7fae-11e1-ba5f-001a4bcf887a.html

throws urine bombs on Denver police http://kdvr.com/2012/02/26/5-arrested-in-anti-police-protest-downtown/

SFPD officer slashed at protest http://kdvr.com/2012/02/26/5-arrested-in-anti-police-protest-downtown/

sex assault Hartford http://www.wtnh.com/dpp/news/crime/police-investigate-occupy-hartford-sex-assault

assaults police with frying pan http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-protesters-arrested-on-michigan-avenue-20120606,0,2576311.story

occupier dumps feces and urine on police http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Occupy-Wall-Street-Human-Waste-Urine-Feces-Public-Stairs-Chase-ATM-Vestibule-Arrest-143723706.html

urinating on police vehicle http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/manhattan/occupy_bum_busted_for_peeing_on_0yHGf6v1Sye9rAWwCaWu2O?CMP=OTC-rss&FEEDNAME=

2 occupiers attempt to pull officer from cruiser and threaten to kill him http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_20168105/occupy-protester-accused-assaulting-denver-officer

occupiers arrested for sex in front of child and exposing himself to the child http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/11/occupy-la-five-charged-with-crimes.html

stabbing at occupy SF http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2012/03/26/man-stabbed-near-san-francisco-occupy-encampment/

shooting at occupy Oakland http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Man-shot-to-death-near-Occupy-Oakland-camp-2323585.php

occupier arrested for child porn http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2011/11/16/man-arrested-for-child-porn-no-longer-welcome-at-occupy-chicago/

Occupy vs. TEA Party

False teachers* were quick to bash the TEA Party yet to laud and literally bless the Occupy Movement as being Christian.  So, how’s that working out for the fakes who insist that Jesus just came to promote peace and wasn’t a divine sacrifice for our sins?

*False teachers include people like Jim “the Gospel is all about wealth redistribution” Wallis and race-baiting Chuck “Jesus is not the only way” Currie

Whoa — Pat Robertson gets one right!

wedding-rings2.jpgI do not care for Pat Robertson and his many false claims, but he is right on this one: Pat Robertson Tells Christian Viewer to Dump Muslim Girlfriend.

Even a non-religious person should see that couples should agree on the foundations of how they view the world. Do people think they can disagree on who God is, what happens when you die, how to be reconciled to God, etc., and that it won’t have a radical impact on them and their children? They plan to find agreement on where to live, how many kids to have, where to vacation, etc., but not on the key questions of life?

The message to their children will come through loud and clear: The concept of God is so unimportant to us and irrelevant to life that we didn’t find it necessary to agree on it before committing to spend our lives together.

More importantly, for Christians to marry non-Christians is forbidden in scripture.  2 Corinthians 6:14 is often cited (Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness?) but you can also see all of 1 Corinthians 7.

And while God might ultimately bless the union in his radical grace, what makes anyone think He is obliged to bless a union entered into via disobedience?

Christians should not date non-Christians.  Satan has used this countless times to draw people away from God.  Heck, Muslims should not date non-Muslims, for that matter.  And so on.

Here’s an example offered by Dan:

I was speaking with a co-worker who was having problems in his marriage, and their future as a couple was not looking good at all.  It seems that him (a “Christian”) and his wife (a Jew) saw their religious “diversity” as a great positive going into marriage.  Why not?  It’s the craze of the age… right?   But then a child came into the picture and all of a sudden their diversity was an insurmountable mountain.  The religions that they had both subjected to the wisdom of a bunch of pointy-headed Utopians had suddenly risen from its bottom self status to supreme importance when it came to raising their son.  This fellow could see the writing on the wall.  He knew his choice was to raise their child a Jew, or be reduced to a weekend Dad by the courts.  A loving person could have told him this if he’d been curious or humble enough to seek council about it before hand.  Why does man insists on being so short sighted?