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Random Links–{12/29/2010}

Posted by Jim Rector on December 29, 2010

Random thought before the links: If the Republican’s nominate Romney for 2012 they will lose. If they nominate Palin they will lose. If they nominate Gingrich they will lose. I think Pawlenty, Jindal, and Barbour all lose. So the message for the Republican party is cast off the “front runners” and find someone who can generate excitement and articulate the small government-low tax message. Oh, they have to be true believers in that concept also. We’ll see right through the pretenders.

John Stossel – Top 10 Politicians’ Promises Gone Wrong
Best political program of 2010 boiled down to 42 minutes.

Sotomayor Guides Court’s Liberal Wing
And here I thought the Supremes were supposed to be above politics.

GOP all set to wimp out on EPA?
They better do what we want or we’ll bounce them out of office too.

Home Prices Probably Fell, Showing U.S. Economy’s Weak Link
”..Probably…”? When it’s bad news for those in charge it’s difficult to be definitive.

Abortion stats infographic
”It would have taken about 342 Hiroshima type nuclear attacks to kill as many people as abortion has killed since Roe vs Wade.”

Some Friendly Advice for Church Boards: Give Your Pastor a Break
We do this at our Church and believe me, we reap the benefits.

Planning Your Menu for 2011–Reading the Bible by Genre
Our Church’s Bible reading plan for 2010.

Is There Any Actual Proof A House Was Robbed Due To A Facebook Status Update?
It would have to be one of your “friends.”

Get Better Privacy and Less Chat Annoyance with Facebook Lists
Guess this beats just setting your status to “offline” all the time.

The Death of the Grown-Up
Book review. Until the 1940’s there were only children and adults. No such thing as “teenagers.”

Zip Tie Snow Tires: The Cheapest Way To Blizzard-Proof Your Bike
For my crazy northern friends that like to ride their bikes in snow.

Postponing Eagles vs. Vikings: The ‘Wussification of America’
I think we’re pretty much way down that “Wussification” road.

Why I Ditched iTunes For Amazon MP3s
It’s all about the wallet.

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