Dana Perino Zinger Brings Back Memories

My high school geometry teacher was a tough, intimidating lady. If memory serves me correct, she might have had a PhD, so combining the knowledge that such a degree confers and her icy stare not to mention the woman’s grand old dame-like demeanor, the description is apt.

She had no tolerance for tomfoolery especially when one of her prized students decided to use a discarded cupcake holder as a yarmulka. It was said that the dear woman “smoked” people when one of us got out of line with an illogical (proofs anyone?) line of questioning.

After such a thing occurred, some in the class would start sniffing the air as if something were burning, presumably it was the illogical student’s hide.

Though reticent to get too much into politics here at Lastrow, the following story reminded me of my geometry teacher,
“Obama Takes Issue With Bush Foreign Policy Speech”

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Doug Giles challenges Evangelicals who support Obama

Evangelicals for Obama? Not according to Townhall columnist Doug Giles who challenges any evangelical to biblically support their backing of presidential hopeful Barack Obama in his latest column,

“Obama’s on Fire for Jesus (the Jesus of His Own Imagination)”

The only problem is that according to the Senator’s voting record, it will prove impossible to support his views at least from a Biblical perspective, which to evangelicals is the only one that should truly matter, the Bible being God’s Word and all.

Impossible unless said support is primarily rooted in emotionalism, as I myself have observed. Emotionalism impairs our ability to reason and ultimately our commitment to God.

Giles’ style is a bit abrasive but he competently makes his point. Here’s the last part of the column,

How a true believer in Christ (as defined by Scripture) can say he or she believes in what Jesus, the prophets and apostles said and side with such a liberal politico simply because he is “charismatic and youthful” is beyond me.

I’d love to have an evangelical Christian (as classically defined) who backs Obama wade in here on the comment thread and defend (biblically):

1. Obama’s voting record on life and marriage

2. his allegiance to a clearly anti-white, anti-Semitic, anti-American pastor/congregation

3. why B-HO, if he doesn’t buy into what his minister of mayhem propagates, doesn’t officially leave the congregation and disassociate himself from his mad maharishi and his bigoted beliefs?

C’mon . . . hit me with your best shot.

Obama’s Hispanic Voting Block?

On our last visit to my native México we stopped by a convenience store and purchased some items one usually purchases at such an establishment, ice, drinks, snacks etc.

My dear sister (who along with her husband also were visiting there) bought me a pastry. A very delicious and thus unhealthy pastry. A pastry which if it were sold in the United States would be subject to much controversy.

The name of the pastry is “Negrito” which is Spanish for “little black boy”. The wrapper for this treat used to have a spear-wielding, bone-through-the-hair, dancing black boy (if you can stomach it, click here). Bread giant, Bimbo, is the company which makes it.

The wrapper housing today’s “Negrito” features a black boy (think Huey from Boondocks) on a skateboard. Who says México hasn’t outgrown colonialist attitudes? By the way the pastry is sold here in the States but understandably so, it is called something else.

Saw it at the local Wal-Mart a few weeks back and I can’t recall what it is called.

Some find it hard to believe that Mexicans are racist (melaninist to be fair). Probably because,

1) it is not understood how a people who are typically on the short end of discrimination can also discriminate others

AND/OR

2) Some mistakenly think us inferior and so can’t understand how one group of inferiors can regard another group of inferiors as well, inferior.

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What does Barack Obama think of John 18:36?

According to this story, Barack Obama, a self-professed Christian, said the following this Sunday at Redemption World Outreach Center,

We’re going to keep on praising together. I am confident that we can create a Kingdom right here on Earth.

I’m not certain how that can be reconciled with what Jesus told Pontius Pilate,

My kingdom is not of this world. If My kingdom were of this world, then My servants would be fighting so that I would not be handed over to the Jews; but as it is, My kingdom is not of this realm.

Politicians (the party makes little difference) trying to sound religious, you’d think they’d at least learn the tenets of the faith they claim to have.