Weekend Reading: August 14, 2015

Welcome to another edition of Weekend Reading. I took the week off last week, so I have several older articles that still might interest you as you head into the weekend.

In the wake of the Republican Presidential debate last week, there’s been a number of interesting articles. Politico has one that is one long list of outrageous comments Donald Trump has said over the course of the last few decades. The Wall Street Journal wrote about the top 5 most plausible candidates (Cruz, Walker, Bush, Kasich, Rubio). The LA Times did a piece on how Brett Baier preps for each debate (including a mention of his 10 min of prayer prior to hitting the stage). And apparently (I think pre-debate) someone at Gawker leaked Trump’s cell phone to the public, but he turned it into an advertising opportunity. 

Get this: the federal government is threatening Alabama by saying that they may withhold Medicaid funding because Alabama has voted to defund/not fund any contracts from their state’s dollars that go to Planned Parenthood. In other words, the federal government is standing on the side of a private contractor which has been caught in multiple acts of selling the body parts of children for profit. If that doesn’t anger you (in a righteous way) than I don’t know what will. Tim Challies has an article on how to best respond to the Planned Parenthood scandal.

Speaking of corruption. Here is a story and here is a story about the latest revelations on Hillary’s email scandal. She had extremely top secret emails – including satellite images – in her private email server.

And while we’re on the topic of lawlessness, the WSJ decried the lawlessness of our President once again – this time its over the National Labor Relations Board. They also have story on why minimum wage hikes kill jobs, using Wendy’s as the latest example, and one on how the Iranian deal with line the pockets of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, and how there are a ton of secret side deals as part of this deal that even Congress hasn’t been able to get to the bottom of. 

If you’d like a bit of encouragement, check out this link to my notes on Luke 15 (this is the chapter with the prodigal son). Hopefully it is edifying to you!

I’m sorry to post another WSJ article, but if you don’t have a subscription you’re missing out!  Here’s an awesome (and more positive) story about electric skateboards. This is as close as we’re going to get to hoverboards in my lifetime!  I’m saving up for one of these babies!

You’ve doubtless heard all the kerfuffle over the dentist who killed some supposedly prized African lion, right?  All a bunch of nonsense if you ask me. Well here is a very interesting column from The Hill that explains why hunting parties actually help fund the preservation of these animals, and keep the biped population safe at the same time!

On a lighter note, there’s a new Star Wars trailer out, and unless I missed something…its only in Korean!?

On a sad note, the gal who played the role of Laura Ingles Wilder on that old show Little House on the Prarie is running for office – as a Democrat. However, she probably won’t get too far as it seems she owes a tidy sum of money to the IRS (didn’t her Pa bring her up better than that???)

I don’t know if anyone else saw this, but the New York Daily News had a story about how more scientists are saying that cell phones could cause cancer long term. 

Very interesting video about a master penman (ya, there is such a thing) and how he does his craft. Definitely interesting enough to check out.

My brother sent me this cool insiders scoop on what a PGA golfer’s life is like…some of it I buy, but I’m not feeling sorry for them.

Finally, thanks to Marc Wilson for also posting some crazy silly video on Facebook…this one was pretty funny. 

That’s it!  Enjoy your weekend!

PJW

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