I almost don't know where to begin. But let me start off by observing that back in the time following the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, Jewish leaders were debating how to deal with His remaining followers. A leading rabbi, Gamaliel, who instructed Saul (later Paul, the Apostle to the Gentiles) as a protégé, told his fellow leaders that they should not persecute the Apostles as leaders of "The Way" (as it was known then). He observed that if The Way was like so many others, it would burn itself out as all others had before.
I spent last week fishing at a remote location in Canada. It was very relaxing to have no phone, no radio and no television for seven days and nights. We did a lot of fishing, eating fish, reading, talking and relaxing.
I had a revelation while thinking about the recent decisions by the Supreme Court — neither of which I agree with. In upholding the Affordable Care Act, the court stepped far into politics by trying to interpret the intent of Congress, instead of making Congress clarify that itself, thus overstepping the role of the court.
No, we cannot function without bureaucracies, but they could certainly work a lot better if leaders would take the time and effort to make them less cumbersome. Many organizations, including our government, could work as a result of, instead of in spite of, all the roadblocks inherent in government. First, an introduction. The Affordable Healthcare Act (ACA) is a prime example of where I am coming from and what happens as a result.
I believe we human beings have been drinking way too much of the arrogance-flavored Kool-Aid that leads us to believe we can be masters of nature. All we have to do is look at our ever-expanding universe and we should come to the realization that all the intelligence we can muster is no match for nature. We may be at the top of the food chain on planet Earth, but we are certainly not in real control of the square root of zero. But that doesn't stop us from seeming rather stupid.
According to Wikipedia, "Mad Men," the television series, is set in the 1960s, initially at a fictional advertising agency on Madison Avenue in New York City. According to the show's pilot, the phrase "mad men" was a slang term coined in the 1950s by advertisers working on Madison Avenue to refer to themselves.
I am humbled and honored to announce the candidacy of the men's coffee group from Crosslake, aka "The Sunshine Boys," for the office of president of the United States of America. Given that the current holder of this office has proved unequivocally that the presidency is above any one man, we are offering our combined expertise, coupled with an uncommon ability to discuss anything without acrimony and come up with workable solutions on myriad problems and issues. We have the ability to do this every day, to effectively run the executive branch of our great nation in a way that has never been
That can be viewed as an actual, philosophical, rhetorical or a somewhere-in-between question. The definition of each of those terms and your particular perspective will influence how you might answer the question. I read a letter to the editor awhile ago wherein the writer came to the conclusion that we were not a Christian nation because we — as a society — don't act as a Christian should.
I am shocked to the point of disbelief that basic welfare payments in Minnesota for some of the most needy have remained the same for almost the last 30 years. What have the all-caring, all-sensitive, all-seeing left wingers been doing during all those years?
With due deference to my less-than-conservative counterpart, it is tragically laughable that we are having any sort of debate over whether Brian Williams should get his job back. I personally don't care. I no longer watch any national news network.