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Gov. Huckabee Decides God No Longer Omnipresentmasbury

Sun, 16 Dec 2012 02:06:48 +0000

Poor little god! Gov. Huckabee says God has been “systematically . . . removed from our schools.” (You know, as in: “should we be surprised that our schools become places of carnage?”) I have seen people removed from schools.  A police officer – usually large – escorts away a scrawny 7th grader who’d done something […](image)

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What? People who care might impact budget?masburyEnhanced by Zemanta

Thu, 07 Jul 2011 23:51:51 +0000

Nate Silver, the bright statistical analyst over at FiveThirtyEight, points out that left-leaning Democrats in the House may have more influence on the debt ceiling/budget cutting wars than it seems: Mr. Boehner may not be able to pass a bill without their help. Any what might that look like? The payroll tax cut could be […](image)

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Wikileaks Iraq war logs: every death mapped | World news | by Zemanta

Sat, 23 Oct 2010 19:28:07 +0000

Copyright law apparently prohibits reproduction of this amazing graphic; I hope you’ll give it a glance anyway.  Follow the link to scan Baghdad via Google Earth, with every lost Iraqi life – at least, those we know about – marked. Wikileaks Iraq war logs: every death mapped | World news | Tagged: Afghan War […](image)

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A little longer . . .masburysig1_100w

Thu, 31 Dec 2009 16:12:35 +0000

Still thinking and praying. Thanks for your patience. Please do keep checking back!(image)

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Church for a new eramasburyDonnie MillerDiscussion groupssig1_100wReblog this post [with Zemanta]

Wed, 04 Nov 2009 16:56:44 +0000

Those of you following the life of New Oaks Church may find this story encouraging. Here’s Donnie Miller (pastor of the Trinity Family Church in Gardner, KS) telling of a change of direction: A New Era begins for TFC There was an energy level among the congregation on Sunday that I haven’t experienced for a […](image)

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Could “Government is the problem” be part of the problem?masburysig1_100wReblog this post [with Zemanta]

Thu, 22 Oct 2009 17:05:18 +0000

Like so: Government is bad, therefore, We should cut its funding whenever we have a chance to do so. Of course, then … Government agencies end up under-staffed, under-equipped, and unable to keep up (years-long immigration-hearing delays come to mind, or the Katrina response, or …) And, Government’s best and brightest administrators get fed up […](image)

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Time to think and praymasburyVanishing Watersig1_100w

Thu, 17 Sep 2009 16:09:11 +0000

Hello dear friends: Thank you for dropping by. I am away from blogging for one month to focus on a couple of life direction questions. Please keep me on your reader – I’ll be back about October 17. I am so grateful for your presence on this journey! All the best,(image)

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Whose conversion is this?masburyObamasig1_100wReblog this post [with Zemanta]

Thu, 10 Sep 2009 17:56:38 +0000

Here’s a story of a Christian conversion.  Can you guess who’s talking? So one Sunday, I put on one of the few clean jackets I had, and went over to [a church]. And I heard [a pastor] deliver a sermon …  And during the course of that sermon, he introduced me to someone named Jesus […](image)

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Responding to Concerned NazarenesmasburyNazarene Logosig1_100wReblog this post [with Zemanta]

Mon, 31 Aug 2009 14:55:12 +0000

For my Nazarene friends, here’s an index to some thoughts about the “Concerned Nazarenes” DVD that was distributed at General Assembly.  CN is a fundamentalist group with strong ideas about the emergent church phenomenon and its relationship to the Church of the Nazarene.  Their DVD is reviewed by a fellow named Jeffrey at A Considered […](image)

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Which states have the most Medicaid-funded births?masburyblog itReblog this post [with Zemanta]

Thu, 27 Aug 2009 14:59:17 +0000

I wonder why it is that the states that most decry government spending are the ones that take the most federal money per capita to deliver their babies? Note Huckabee’s Arkansas and Palin’s Alaska and McCain’s Arizona and Barbour’s Mississippi and Jindal’s Louisiana and Demint’s S. Carolina: clipped from Tagged: Alaska, Arkansas, childbirth, federally […](image)

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