Tag Archives: United States

Happy Fourth of July 2009

Happy Fourth of July 2009

On this day of all days, never forget that it is a profound privilege, and a blessing from God, to live in the United States of America. Volumes could be (and have been) filled with evidence of this simple yet oft slippery truth. Even in certain circles of American “Christians” it’s becoming uncool-ish to have [...]

Enter Hope’nchange: Obama Becomes the President

Enter Hope’nchange: Obama Becomes the President

Today Barack Hussein Obama becomes the 44th President of the United States. I wasn’t necessarily a fan of John McCain, but I really did NOT want to see a Chicago liberal become president. I have been fairly quiet since the election, and was shockingly more distraught about my beloved Patriots losing last year’s SuperBowl XLII [...]

Happy Cynical Thanksgiving!

Happy Cynical Thanksgiving!

So it’s that day of the year again in the US when we celebrate Thanksgiving. It’s a bit humorous that with all the blessings upon this great country we mentally squeeze our collective gratitude into a single day. We’re probably at a point where we have no idea how much we actually should be thankful [...]

Blog Action Day 2008 – Poverty

Blog Action Day 2008 – Poverty

So what is the so-called Blog Action Day? Blog Action Day is an annual nonprofit event that aims to unite the world’s bloggers, podcasters and videocasters, to post about the same issue on the same day. Our aim is to raise awareness and trigger a global discussion. This year’s issue is poverty. Let’s be honest… [...]

We Shall Not Forget

We Shall Not Forget

This morning the United States of America marked the seventh anniversary of the 9-11 attack on our country, our people, and our freedom. It’s been a few years since I touched on this, but I felt compelled today to reiterate that the perpetrators of this barbarous act against everything good we stand for were cowardly, [...]

McCain/Palin — A Change For the Better!

McCain/Palin — A Change For the Better!

It’s been quite a while since I was actually positively excited about anything political. Today was exciting. [breitbart video] Why was it exciting? John McCain made me proud in picking a true conservative as his VP. [yahoo][reuters] A maverick conservative at that. One with a reputation for clashing against the establishment, including the Republican establishment, [...]

Ireland Wonders What’s Wrong With the US

Ireland Wonders What’s Wrong With the US

I just got this in my email and thought it was great! It’s an an open letter from Ireland to their brethren in the States. It’s an enjoyable read regardless of your political affiliation. We, in Ireland, can’t figure out why people are even bothering to hold an election in the United States. On one [...]

No Celtics On the Olympic Team!?

No Celtics On the Olympic Team!?

The 2008 NBA Champion Boston Celtics apparently had no players worthy of being sent to China to play for the US… despite spending the 2008 season wiping the court with the rest of the league. Oops… have I forgotten how successful our more flashy players can be in international play. We wouldn’t want to put [...]

Compassion, Poverty, and Politics

Compassion, Poverty, and Politics

The following is a discussion snippet from Compassion International’s blog. They recently had a blog post debating transparency versus marketing with respect to the best direction for the content of their blog. During the conversation I ran into Ashleigh, a 21-yr-old schoolgirl who seemed full of inexperience and strong opinions. For example, she touted environmental [...]

‘Iron Man’ movie’s Stark Industries is clearly a spoof of Lockheed Martin

‘Iron Man’ movie’s Stark Industries is clearly a spoof of Lockheed Martin

I have received enough feedback about my previous Iron Man post relating to the connection I drew (rather effortlessly, let’s admit) between Stark Industries and Lockheed Martin that I wanted to post about it individually. And speaking of… did anybody besides me notice that Stark Industries was a completely un-subtle spoof of Lockheed Martin Corporation, [...]