Saturday Evening News Roundup
Matt Taibbi has read Paula Bradwell's biography of General David Petraeus. I appreciate his efforts. As a rule of thumb, I usually stay away from these types of biographies. They tend to be nauseatingly sickly sweet. They tend to fall on the subject in such a way as to make you think of two lovers in the backseat, fogging up the windows. Taibbi's assessment of this biography is that it is basically exactly what you'd expect. There is no deep analysis. There's no thoughtful retrospection. There's nothing but praise. Interestingly, Matt goes on to tell us that the mainstream media does this type of non-critical journalism all the time. Remember when Time had Robert Rubin, Alan Greenspan and Larry Summers on the cover? They were dubbed the committee to save the world. No, seriously. That's what Time called them. Now, as it turns out, not so much.
President Obama would like for more of us to shop local. Notice, he sets the example.
I continue to enjoy the fact that Allen West has conceded to Patrick Murphy.
Remember back in January when Pat Robertson, a longtime host of the 700 Club, told us that God had spoken to him and that God was no fan of President Obama? Several days ago, Pat Robinson had a mea culpa. He said, "so many of us miss God, I won't get into great detail about the election but I sure did miss it, I thought I heard from God, I thought I had heard clearly from God, what happened? What intervenes? Why?" The answer is obvious. He did not hear anything from God. Instead, he heard his own prejudices. This is exactly why I think it is crucial that all of us, both Right and Left, understand that God is not a supporter of Democrats or Republicans. The God that I worship is a supporter of all mankind. He wants everyone to do better. Matthew 7:15 - Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.