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April 13, 2010 TV show reveals more about boss than employees

Birthday bash a success

April 13, 2010 I feel like I am back in the land of the living after a mega-birthday-blowout for my niece Abby last weekend. Her parents were going to be gone for her birthday, so Gary and I and the grandparents felt like we should go the extra mile (like we wouldn’t anyway) and make the day extra special for the birthday girl. Needless to say, it was the All-Abby-All-the-Time Channel at our house.

I’ve learned…

April 12, 2010 I”ve learned ....It’s true, you learn something new every day.So, when I received this message from a Facebook friend, I thought it would be worth sharing. “I’ve learned” is a “pearls of wisdom” list compiled and attributed to Andy Rooney, correspondent of CBS’ “60 Minutes.” Meanwhile, urban legend Web site, www.snopes.com, claims Rooney did not author the piece.No matter who it belongs to, however, I found it to be insightful and worth a read and I hope you do, too.

Adoption process challenged in court

April 12, 2010 LITTLE ROCK — State law that restricts who can become a foster parent or an adoptive parent is being challenged in a lawsuit filed in Pulaski County.The law prohibits unmarried couples from adopting children or from becoming foster parents. It became law after Arkansas voters approved Initiated Act 1 in 2008.

Trust in the GOP

April 9, 2010 When Republicans warn that a policy is a job-killer — Americans should listen. If any group of lawmakers and thinkers know about killing jobs it’s the Grand Old Party. In 2008, the final year of the Bush Administration, after two terms of careless deregulation implemented with bastardized pseudo-free market battle cries, the economy lost 2.6 million jobs. An annual job loss not equaled since 1945. When it comes to job extermination the GOP’s display case has a full assortment of trophies. So, of course Republicans are now the best authority on how not to kill jobs.

Trust in the GOP

April 9, 2010 When Republicans warn that a policy is a job-killer — Americans should listen. If any group of lawmakers and thinkers know about killing jobs it’s the Grand Old Party. In 2008, the final year of the Bush Administration, after two terms of careless deregulation implemented with bastardized pseudo-free market battle cries, the economy lost 2.6 million jobs. An annual job loss not equaled since 1945. When it comes to job extermination the GOP’s display case has a full assortment of trophies. So, of course Republicans are now the best authority on how not to kill jobs.

Church leaders must be held accountable

April 8, 2010 If the head of a major business covered up the sexual abuse of children by his employees by simply moving the guilty workers to another location, that CEO would be held criminally accountable. The same thing would happen if a superintendent of schools covered up the rape of innocent kids by reassigning the offending teachers to another school.

Fog is clearing but the controversy is not

April 8, 2010 Consequences have benefits. Consequences teach us laws of science, economics, and polite society. Consequences have taught us everything we know. Consequences are God’s reminders everything we do, think, or say matters.Most unintended consequences are predictable. Someone has too much to drink, and decides to race his car to his next destination. Democrats buy votes with trillions of dollars of entitlement programs.