So, while we wait to see if anyone does old-fashioned forensics on the Birth Certificate (like whether the same typewriter was used for all the "changeable" info, or asks whether there's ever been an 18 year old newlywed who signed off like that (smart question))....
here are a bunch of superior posts from this past week by some of the sanest bloggers in the country:
Pat at SIGIS (aka And So It Goes In Shreveport) has been blogging up a storm this week. She started a lively discussion with her post "Homeowners Association Demands Removal of Sign of Support for Marine (UPDATED)". What do you think of HOAs? Head on over and join the conversation - I did!
Another post from Pat that deserves a slow, thoughtful read - and that is still going to be very relevant for quite a long time - is "Would You Be Friends With This Man?"
The Reverend David Wilkerson was killed in a car accident this week. I've had his blog linked from my sidebar for quite a while, and his messages are always a trumpet blast of REAL hope: the kind of hope that saves lives, and even more: saves souls. Pastor Wilkerson's final post "When All Means Fail" is as beautiful - and timeless - as his other messages. A fitting final word from this good man whose work reached out to the hopeless, the spurned, the rejected and made a profound difference that will live on after him. His son
Gary Wilkerson has made a beautiful tribute post about Rev. Wilkerson's life and work. My sincerest condolences to his family and all of his loved ones, including his spiritual children.
JP at Texas for Sarah Palin has the video from Governor Palin's appearance on Special Report today. Interviewed by Brett Baier, "our Sarah" came right out and told the truth: "President Obama - and I'm going to say this with all due respect to the Presidency - doesn't know what he's doing when it comes to energy" Check it out!
I've been reading "Red Stick Rant" for so long that... well, the Episcopal Church was still Christian back then. Clifford's way with words is summed up this week: "Sitting In My Blind Waiting For The Perfect Shot, And...There It Was - An 8-Point Princess." See, and believe! More seriously, he also points to "Today's Required Reading: The Case against President Obama's Health Care Reform: A Primer for Non Lawyers, Cato White Paper No. 32". Access to this kind of info is what the web is all about. Yes,
it is a long paper but if you want to really understand the issues for yourself, so you can make up your own mind with reasonable confidence, this is a good place to start.
John Hawks Weblog is a simply marvelous and trustworthy source for the latest on Neanderthal research, "paleoanthropology, genetics, and evolution". One recent post highlights the degree to which the lack of genuine transparency via access to raw data is interfering with even paleo science: "Opening up paleontology". He notes, correctly, that there's a lot of talk, but precious little progress. And, if you are a history buff, he reminds us that congressional-mandated "Open Government" didn't start with the Obama
administration, but with President Clinton....
Political Junkie Mom is a recent addition to my blogroll and she does a great job picking up on the stories of the day. One of her posts this week excerpts a particularly outrageous opinion statement made in, of all places, Parade Magazine - not usually noted for controversy or cutting edge expose. PjMom makes the essential point that NO YOU CANNOT in her post "Michelle and Jill: We heart the troops and families even though we hate what they do!"
Alice Linsley is an amazing person, and Just Genesis covers her intense, ground-breaking anthropological analysis of the Book of Genesis. Her work is opening up new areas of research into the history of mankind as it really happened, without following the same old agenda-rutted tracks. An intriguing post coming out of Holy Week asks "Why Prejudice Against a Scientific Approach to the Bible?" Why indeed? Much to think about, and a conversation opener that invites your own opinions.
And that's a wrap for this week. Have a great weekend - and keep praying that Texas will get more rain! We had sporatic rain in various places last weekend, but not enough and not everywhere that desperately needs it. So here's to more rain! :-)