Bag of Randomness

  • I’ve noticed that Bob Schieffer hasn’t been part of any prime time debate coverage, but then realized since he’s moderating the last debate, perhaps he’s removed himself as a conflict of interest.
  • I wonder if there’s ever been a presidential or vice-presidential debate in which a participant ever had to go to the bathroom really bad.  Imagine being at the most important event in your life and in front of a national audience, and then asking if you can be excused for a moment.
  • The Election: Thoughts From a Christian Independent – (Thanks, Jonathan)
  • Coolest backyard fence?
  • The author of this article about Jeb Bush, and Jeb Bush himself, thinks that Texas could be a “blue state” in the next four years.  I know demographics are changing, but I don’t think minorities are that passionate about voting in Texas and don’t see political powers changing, and if it does, it won’t happen at least for another 10-15 years.
  • That article also has some interesting highlights that are listed below the portrait of four of the Bush men, but this one in particular stood out: Hagan also says that behind the scenes, the Bush family has already been “making advance funeral arrangements and encouraging news outlets to prepare obituaries” for the wheelchair-bound H.W.
  • The interesting thing about that portrait is that one day, all may have served as President of the United States.
  • Going back to the shifting political leanings of states, here’s a great historic interactive graphic.  Georgia, Arkansas, and Alabama’s lines shows some major swings.
  • The Pakistani Taliban isn’t found on how the media is covering them.
  • A Wiltshire hill is to be transformed into a giant illuminated breast to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month. – BCC
  • Christian Group Finds Gay Agenda in an Anti-Bullying Day
  • Jimmy Kimmel is taking a road trip and will be doing his show in New York, and he actually has David Letterman as a guest.  Considering Kimmel is getting a new time slot and will be directly competing against Letterman, and how Letterman doesn’t really do many interviews (though he has changed a bit on this with age), this is quite interesting.
  • NFL’s Players Poll: Most Underrated
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2 Responses to Bag of Randomness

  1. George says:

    The company I work for has clearly stated that the anti-bullying day is support of the LGBT lifestyle. We can even stop by the kiosk in the morning and get a purple shirt from the LGBT club at work. At least where I work there is no option for 'Anti-Bullying / Still not
    all that supportive of the LGBT lifestyle. And if the material these schools are getting are anything like the materials we got at work then these Christain groups didn't have to look very hard to "see an agenda."

  2. Stefanie says:

    The other day a friend and I were discussing my internal moral dilemma with offering my son the option of joining Boy Scouts. I just cannot settle with their choice to openly ban gays from joining. But, Girl Scouts has had such a positive influence in our family.
    With all the bad press coming out, her immediate response was that with all the abuse, maybe that was why they had the anti-gay policy. And, then it dawned on me. I told her if her logic was correct, then I shouldn't allow my son to ever be alone with her, either. Because, as a heterosexual, she likes boys. And, I wouldn't want my boy abused. She looked at me like I was crazy. My reply – I thought it was a crazy thought too…just like it is when we assume a homosexual is a pedophile. Needless to say, she immediately realized that the two just aren't related (trust me, this was a friend that would have firmly said, 'you're an idiot' if she disagreed…I didn't beat her down to see it from a different perspective).
    Ironically, this conversation occurred in the Girl Scout exhibit in the Hall of State. And, I must say, the Girl Scout policy about ALL sexuality is one I 100% support.

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