Whether we want to immerse our kids totally in the evangelical subculture is a real question for us. At this stage, the answer is no. One reason is that unfortunately, we think that if we do that, not only will our kids have very little of an idea of what actual good music sounds like. And there's a more important one: God calls us to be salt and light in the world. While that certainly means shunning many of the world's practices, that doesn't mean hiding. It doesn't mean not being aware of what's out there, and what the evil one is using to ensnare others. (In fact, with this in mind I myself am trying to stay up on popular culture a bit more these days -- you can't protect your kids if you have no idea what's going on.) It means engaging with the world. Clearly, a six-year-old won't really be doing that, but they have to be ready someday.
"I think it ties him too close to Washington," he said. "I don't think he sets the agenda." But Tuke said he agreed with Alexander that Americans should make a stronger commitment nationwide to alternative energy research. In remarks made Friday at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Alexander said doing so could help ward off higher gas prices, national security risks and environmental consequences. Tuke said he thinks Americans must curb their energy use and work to improve and expand use of mass transportation. Still, Tuke said he thinks Alexander has not done enough to work with Democrats in Congress. Tuke said he has a close relationship with Tennessee's other Republican senator, Bob Corker. "He's a good, practical guy," Tuke said of Corker. "He and I can work together."
That line in the sand Leatherwood has drawn also promises to make the Republican primary for Blackburn's seat, which will be decided by voters on the Aug. 7 ballot, a closely watched race. And the incumbent apparently isn't taking anything for granted, because she gave Leatherwood a phone call about his rumored candidacy a couple of months ago, before he'd even formally entered the race. "She called me, like, the day before Easter," he said. "She had heard I was thinking about it. She left a message, and I called her back. I did ask her if she would consider not running. ... She talked about how she hoped I wouldn't run, that I could tour the district with her, that I could get to know the district, which could help me potentially in a future run. "Of course, she let me know she was running. But for the good of the party, I wish she had not (run)."
Duncan had particularly harsh words for the Pentagon, which he says had “mind-boggling” cost overruns of $295 billion. He says many in Congress won’t question the spending because they fear being called “unpatriotic.” Duncan says its a “false and blind” patriotism that allows the Pentagon to “continually waste” mega billions and the Defense Department to spend like “there’s no tomorrow.”
He already has been denied a place on the GOP ballot. It happened right after he filed. He was notified by the Tennessee Republican Party that he would not be permitted to appear on the GOP ballot. He actually filed for candidacy for two different seats, and has been notified in both cases that his name will not appear on the GOP ballot.Interesting. Now the Republican Party is the Republican Party so they should be able to decide who their nominee is and establish the rules to select that nominee -- in theory. But those primary ballots we will use in August are not printed by the TNGOP and the elections are not administered by them. Once the state and the party co-mingles the primary selection process should not any and all candidates be allowed ballot access? If not, why not?
What will Childers do then when he'll be seeking to win the 1st Congressional District for a [full] term? I fear that he'll be with ex-Democrat Joe Lieberman, campaigning for John McCain.
A new legislator makes a stirring appeal for strapped state budget funds to be spent in her district:
Most lawmakers referred to the tight budget times as they made their pitches, followed by Tindell's unfailingly polite response that all requests would be considered.
Perhaps the most passionate pleas came from the newest House member, Memphis Democrat Karen Camper, who replaced the late Gary Rowe midsession. She first urged the committee to consider what she called her two "big-ticket" items: $1 million for the Tennessee State Library and Archives, and $1 million for the Tennessee Housing Development Agency.
Then she asked for $20,000 for a West Tennessee agency that aids people with mentally retardation, before turning to her final request: $500,000 for the Pink Palace Museum in Memphis, in the palatial home of Clarence Saunders, the late founder of the Piggly Wiggly supermarkets.
"I know at this point sounds like a lot of money, but listen," she said, and went to talk about how the money would generate more income for the state.
"As you're prioritizing, you're going to look back at what I can fit in there," she said. "These would fit the bill." The audience in the hearing room broke into applause as she stepped down.
It's almost as if the good Samaritan found someone along the road and--instead of dressing his wounds and finding a place for him to stay--dressed his wounds and sold him into slavery while charging him interest for dressing his wounds.
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