We've all gotten one. You know the kind of email I am talking about. It breathlessly lists a long litany of half truths and slanders against Obama and insists that you have to pass it on since the fate of the world, or at least the Republic depends on it. Its a modern form of gossip, I guess.
A new acquaintance collects them for study. I won't repeat the slanders here since that just pushes them up the ladder when people search for them. My personal favorite is the one that lifts sentences from Obama's books without page references or any context.
If you were to guess which of the following publications this graphic came from which would you choose?
The answer and some , maybe, hopeful news on the flip..
Yesterday, I wrote about the push for Evangelicals and Focus on the Family allies to become more proactive about adoptions and foster care. I mentioned some lingering problems and doubts about how that will work out. I ended with an outrageous, but true, quotation. Simplistically summaried both sides , the states and the Evangelicals , have fears about all this:
link "Sharen Ford, a Colorado Division of Child Welfare Services manager, said some county workers initially presumed "church people beat their kids" or protested the initiative was exclusively Christian. Families, meanwhile, worried they couldn't take children to church or discipline them at all.
Well, it looks like some of my concerns here are also on the mind of the Foucs on the Family crowd.
Facing criticism, evangelicals urge flock to adopt
Churchgoers told opposing abortion, same-sex adoption just isn't enough
By ERIC GORSKI
DENVER — Prominent evangelical Christians are urging churchgoers to strongly consider adoption or foster care, not just out of kindness or biblical calling but also to answer criticism that their movement, while condemning abortion and same-sex adoption, doesn't do enough for children without parents.
Crossposted at Texas Kaos
I have been blogging on the private security firm Blackwater for almost a year now. Now comes a most revealing email....
I am reminded why context matters in making sense of anything, but especially in making sense of Texas politics and public policy. The sad story that is the subject of this blog involves another inmate who died in a Texas jail after...
...[the] jail doctor knew of Miranda's medical needs and failed to meet them.
The headline reads: "State cuts social services contract Accenture deal to be reduced by $356 million, end 2 years early over backlogs, errors"
From MySanAntonio, there comes a report that 2007 funding projects for Veterans may be held up as the Dems try to fix the "borrow and spend and earmark" mess left by the Repugs.
If you make yourself a sheep, the wolves will eat you - B. Franklin and Democracy for Houston - Join Us
Crossposted at Texas Kaos.
LINK Texas inmate kills self, leaves message in blood | US News | Reuters.com
"Michael Johnson, 29, was found dead at 2:45 a.m. lying in a pool of blood after he used a makeshift metal blade to cut his jugular vein and an artery in his right arm, Texas prison spokeswoman Michelle Lyons said.
She confirmed that a message written in blood was found on Johnson's cell wall, but would not disclose its contents, pending an investigation into the death.
Another source tells us what he wrote. "I didn't do it."
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