Monday, April 28, 2008

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Expelled: Ben Stein serves up a shot across the bow

I saw Expelled yesterday with my wife for a very enjoyable evening. Expelled far exceeded my expectations. I had seen that Rotten Tomatoes savaged the movie...the collective percentage of all the reviewers was 10%, so I knew then that this movie was not only a winner, but a must see.

The affable Ben Stein offers quite a bit of clarity on the what Intelligent design is, and why it is being squelched at American Universities. Without going into details, the Darwinian evolutionists that were interviewed seemed long on religious derision, but short on facts and influence. The ID'ers as it were, seemed far more intellectually curious, scientific, and objective.

This is a shot across the bow, make no bones about it. The flaws of evolution are exposed. More importantly, the worldview that hates religion is exposed as the puppetmaster of Darwinism. But what makes Stein's defense of ID his quest and intellectual honesty and freedom on the campus so encouraging is that this movie will hit the masses. This kind of argument to my knowledge has never been mainstreamed like this before. And when this movie hits the rentals...the evolutionist professors at universities across the nation should be worried indeed. The jig is up.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Inefficiency, bloated budgets coming home to roost

Open that wallet.

Ponying up for a public education - Los Angeles Times: "Pay $25, if that's all you can afford, Herman said. But he pointed up to a screen encouraging parents to dig a little deeper. Those three jobs can be saved, he said, if 80 parents contribute $250 apiece, 75 contribute $500, 50 fork over $1,000, 20 give $2,000 and six bust the bank with $5,000 contributions."

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Why I love Jason Castro

I traveled to Skopje, Macedonia in 1991. The country was just recovering from Communism. Things were still a mess. But the people I were with had pronounced artistic qualities. Music, poetry, art. Those are things that flourish in a society where the people have no means. By no means is that a justification for communism, but their talents were obvious. Heck, maybe it was just a European thing, but that was my suspicion.

Anyway, fast forward to 2008. This Jason Castro cat...the guys talent and how he consistently chooses uplifting just reminds me of these young Macedonians oozing with passion and creativity. And Hope. Enjoy.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Ding! You are now free to roam about the big sh*thole!


Air China launches flights to North Korea | Industries | Industrials, Materials & Utilities | Reuters: "Air China on Monday launched flights to North Korea, making it the world's only foreign airline to fly regularly to the country's capital, Xinhua news agency reported."