Adam Carolla and Dennis Prager

Comedian and podcaster Adam Carolla and talk radio host and author Dennis Prager made waves a few months ago by conducting a live on-stage talk before an audience. Hard to believe? Not really, once you’ve heard them when they get rolling.

Carolla had Prager on his podcast two days ago, and trust me, you need to listen to this episode of the show. It’s both funny and thought-provoking.

At the top of the show, Adam talks about his enjoyment of Dennis Prager’s book, ‘Still The Best Hope’. The guys talk about their upcoming tour together, and why their on-stage chemistry is so charged. Adam then talks with Dennis about a variety of issues in America, including the hypocrisy of beliefs, the importance of parental care, and why we’re really the least racist society in human history.

Later, Adam talks with Dennis about earning your self-esteem as opposed to just being given a trophy for arriving. Adam also talks about the unnecessary step to get fingerprinted to coach his kids’ baseball team, and Dennis discusses the ‘sin’ of offending people. The guys also chat about the ineffectiveness of diversity training, and the mistreatment of smokers in our society. As the show wraps up, Adam praises Dennis for his patience and respect when talking with people who disagree with him.

It’s a free download. Go grab it now while it’s still available.

How thin is your bubble?

Do you live a sheltered, cocooned life, surrounded by nothing but like-minded people whose experiences only differ from yours in trivial ways? Author Charles Murray contends in his latest book that more and more of white Americans do indeed live inside a fairly thick bubble. He’ll be speaking on that subject at The Heritage Foundation next week, and the folks at Heritage.org posted a thought-provoking online quiz in advance of the lecture:

Included in Murray’s book is a 25-question quiz that has become a popular online test to gauge whether you live in a social and cultural bubble. First published by PBS NewsHour to “help readers determine how thick their own bubble may be,” we’re embedding it below in advance of Murray’s speech at Heritage.

Here’s my score.

How thin is my bubble?

“Good Christian B****es” should surprise nobody

“If the world hates you, you know that it has hated Me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, because of this the world hates you. Remember the word that I said to you, ‘A slave is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you; if they kept My word, they will keep yours also.

But all these things they will do to you for My name’s sake, because they do not know the One who sent Me. If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not have sin, but now they have no excuse for their sin.

He who hates Me hates My Father also. If I had not done among them the works which no one else did, they would not have sin; but now they have both seen and hated Me and My Father as well. But they have done this to fulfill the word that is written in their Law, ‘THEY HATED ME WITHOUT A CAUSE.’ ”

Brent Bozell points out the latest pop culture dumpster-swill to hit the TV, a show called GCB.

My reaction? Mostly yawns. This is to be expected from our brave, transgressive betters in Hollyweird. It’s always cool and titillating among their crowd to pick on Christians. We expect it, and tend not to fight back in any serious sense beyond withholding our financial support. Re-read the quote above, and you’ll understand why we often regard their disdain as an honor. Sinful and imperfect as we are, there’s also that whole Turn The Other Cheek thing to live up to.

I’ll give the secular progressives in the entertainment biz some credit for real courage if and when they ever take a similar swipe at muslims. Don’t hold your breath, though. That kind of thing tends to provoke a much more primitive and physical response from the targets.

I give GCB one season, tops.

Queen Oblivious

By themselves, the following sentiments from a woman’s online dating profile make some sense.

About Me
I can’t believe how many rude and ignorant people there are on this site. What gives anybody the right to talk to another human being in that manner. Why on earth would you judge a book by its cover. That’s what’s wrong with society today, everyone is obsessed with someone’s looks and not what’s inside. Granted, looks play a big part in anyone’s decision but still, give me a break people. I am a quiet, down to earth person and would never judge anyone else. We as humans have no rite to judge another person. The only one to judge us is GOD himself! Whether you think something is right or not, it is not your place to judge or voice your opinion. Why do you think there are so many wars and so much hatred in the world, because pride and ego get in the way. Get off your high horse and come down to reality. If someone offends you or hurts your pride, just be polite and walk away. There is no need for you to justify yourself to someone. It’s a waste of breath and a waste of time. No matter how blue you are in the face by trying to defend yourself, the other person is not going to care, they will only think what they want to think and believe.

Just kinda looking to see who is out there. I’m down to earth, I don’t take any crap from anyone, I love life and never take anything for granted. I am the type of person that I would give you the shirt off my back if you needed it. I don’t cause any trouble, I go to church, i love my job and I am a very loving individual. There is a saying “if you love your job 100%, you will never work a day in your life”. I am happy to be one of those people!!!!!

So with me saying “never judge a book by it’s cover”, please understand that underneath everything that you see in my pictures, I am someone who has a lot more to offer than the average woman, physically and mentally. So if you get my drift then please send me an e-mail and we can get to know each other. 🙂

First Date
Well, I have never been on an actual date before LOL. I have never experienced getting picked up, dressing really nice, going to a fancy dinner….I would just love to have a date and not have it end up on a sexual note. Do guys take women out anymore on dates? Not just a date, but one of those dates where you have to prepare most of the day for, make sure everything is right, pick out your outfit for the evening (do guys even wear ties anymore or wear their pants where they are suppose to be with a tucked in shirt????), hope everything goes well, start at a great restaurant with conversation and light dinner music, maybe end the date with a walk in a park somewhere or go to some kind of show. Does that even exist anymore? I think it only exists in the movies and that people nowadays are just thinking about the sexual aspect of it and just not wanting to put the effort into a date anymore. Just my opinion!

Now consider that the offended prickliness expressed above was accompanied by the following photos (click to enlarge).

Queen Oblivious

Sure, honey, we all take you very seriously, but if you gave someone the shirt off your back it wouldn’t do much. A hankie would be warmer.

Did Stephen King’s “The Stand” just come true?

Watch this …

… then read this.

H5N1 superfluA group of scientists is pushing to publish research about how they created a man-made flu virus that could potentially wipe out civilisation.
The deadly virus is a genetically tweaked version of the H5N1 bird flu strain, but is far more infectious and could pass easily between millions of people at a time.
The research has caused a storm of controversy and divided scientists, with some saying it should never have been carried out.

Both papers are now being reviewed by the U.S National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity (NSABB).
NSABB does not have the power to prevent the publication but it could ask journals not to publish.
Paul Keim, chairman of NSABB, said: “I can’t think of another pathogenic organism that is as scary as this one. I don’t think anthrax is scary at all compared to this.”

More here.