News/Politics 8-31-12

This will also be a daily thread, for those of you who love news and politics like I do. Talk about whatever you want, leave a link to a story, or just check out what others are thinking about.

I’ll start it off.

Last night I watched the Romney speech. Not too bad. I thought he did pretty well. Then, just for laughs, we flipped over to listen to MSNBC.

Chris (yes I am a lapdog masquerading as a journalist) Matthews provided the comedy. It was like he watched a completely different speech than I did.

“MSNBC’s Chris Matthews didn’t even wait for the balloons and the confetti to  stop falling before laying into Mitt Romney. Moments after the former  Massachusetts governor finished his Thursday night speech at the Republican  National Convention, Matthews slammed the supposedly “very dark, very  jingoistic, very anti-scientific, and, really, Know-Nothing” elements  of the address.

The left-wing host concluded that “on science,  on war and peaceI personally think this was a bad address  for the American people.” Matthews later went on a tear on how Romney  was apparently “narrow-mindedsmall and insular and  piggish…to say, we don’t care about the planet we live on, which is  getting hotter.””

Good Morning! 8-31-12

Look for the poll later tonight to vote on the name of this, the Daily thread. If you have a suggestion there’s still time to get it in. I will be out this afternoon with my lovely wife and daughter at the Great Allentown Fair. A little pre-holiday fun before school starts. Enjoy yourselves, and have a great day.

Quote of the day, from C. S. Lewis.
“Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither.”

Something New

One of the things I’ve always loved about the internet is that it let’s people communicate nearly  instantly. You can pass on news, stories, concerns, good news, bad news, whatever. It’s a great tool for these and many other things. What I’d like to do is use that in a way that’s beneficial to folks.

Most here are the praying type. We pray for our friends, family, coworkers, even total strangers, and ourselves. As followers of Christ, it’s what we do. It’s beneficial to all involved, those praying and the ones being prayed for. So I decided last night, while praying 🙂 that maybe we could use that to benefit each other. So I’m thinking that along with the Daily thread, perhaps another daily thread for prayer requests would be a good idea. I’ve seen them in the open threads, and that people respond when asked to pray, and I decided to try a a thread for just that purpose.

If you have a request, put it up. You can be as vague, sometimes too many details can be a problem,  or specific as you’d like. Your call. Besides, God knows the who and what of it, even if the details are vague to us. He knows already. So if you have a request, put it up. If you’re a Prayer Warrior, do your thing.

I consider it a blessing when folks pray for me, and a blessing to be able to ask God to help others when they need it. It’s win/win people. 🙂

Philippians 4:5-7

5Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand.

6Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus

Do you have something you’d like to tell us?

Have an idea for a post? Something you’d like to talk about? Well this is your lucky day. If you have something you’d like to share, let me know. I can allow some of you to act as contributors, which would allow you to post things of your own. It would be a separate post all it’s own, but you can still just leave it in the comments if you prefer. Anything you like that’s reasonable and in good taste. Devotionals, news stories, pets, ministries, pet peeves, sports, politics, whatever…..

If you have some ideas, or want to contribute something, send me an email at

This is the email for the site. If you would prefer, you can still use my personal one for personal contact. But any ideas, contribution of posts, or complaints 😦 can go to the one above. Thanks!

Good Morning!

This will be the daily open thread. Talk about whatever you’d like.

Since this is the first, I’ll pick the Question of the Day today.

QoD-What should we call this? Give me some suggestions of your own, or tell me what name someone else came up with that you like. We’ll take the top 3 or 4 choices from today’s post. I’ll post a poll and then you fine folks can vote on it tomorrow. The one that recieves the most votes wins. Have fun. 🙂

The Rules

OK, we need some ground rules here. This is to start, we’ll add more as necessary.

1. No cussing. If you can’t say it without cussin’, you probably shouldn’t say it. I will delete profanity.

2. Be nice.

3. It’s fine to debate and discuss differing positions. But please, no personal attacks. They will also be deleted.

4. That’s it for now.