The Georgia House has concerned itself with passing the most agressive pro-gun bill in the country. If passed by the Georgia Senate, and signed into law, the legislation would allow guns in places of worship, bars, government buildings without security checkpoints, expand gun rights in K-12 schools and colleges, broaden the state’s expansive Stand Your Ground law, and even eliminate criminal charges for those who accidentally bring their guns to the airport or other secured buildings where guns are prohibited.
The Coalition is conerned this could lead to more citizens shooting each other.
The SOS Children's Village in Norway used a hidden camera to film what would happen when strangers encountered a child shivering at a bus stop. The verdict? Most people will step in and help if they see a child suffering--more people than he expected, according to the kid who helped make the video.
The spot is being used to ask Norwegians to donate to provide warm clothing and mattresses for displaced children in Syria, and raises an age-old question: Can we be as concerned for those suffering thousands of miles away as we can for one suffering right next to us?
Pat Robertson is concerned that creationists are giving evangelicals a bad name.
Responding to Answers in Genesis and Creation Museum founder Ken Ham's theory that the earth is 6,000 years old, Robertson said, “There ain’t no way that’s possible,” calling it nonsense, and talking about rock formations and dinosaur bones that are millions of years old.
He then went on to explain that, “the fact that you have progressive evolution under [God’s] control, that doesn’t hurt my faith at all,” recognizing that a belief in evolution and an allegorical reading of Genesis don’t conflict with a belief in God or Jesus.
“Let’s be real,” Robertson said. “Let’s not make a joke of ourselves.”
Ham has been in the news recently for his much-publicized "debate" with Bill Nye of Science Guy fame. For those that don't want to spend 3 hours watching the event, here is a brief synopsis:
Bill Nye: A mortician taught my dad to tie a bowtie, but anyway, radiocarbon dating, ice core samples, tree rings, fossils, fish sex, evolution.
Ken Ham: Nu uh. You weren't there. I have a book.
Dear Senate Republicans,
Congratulations on finally coming to your senses and confirming Robert E. Bacharach for a seat on the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
While this story probably won’t get much publicity, it is a shining example of pretty much everything that is wrong with our political system, and your party in particular. The honorable Mr. Bacharach has been a magistrate judge in the district since 1999, has received the highest rating from the American Bar Association, and was recommended for the position by two of your Republican senators from the district, Tom Coburn and James Inhofe. Despite lavishing unequivocal praise on the man however, after the recommendation was accepted by the President, your entire caucus—including the two guys who recommended him in the first place—decided to block his nomination for nearly nine months.
Dear Mr. President,
I agree with pretty much everything you said last night in the State of the Union address. But I want to talk about something you didn’t talk about very much, so rather than responding to the state of the Union, I want to address the state of our democracy.
We are concerned. We are concerned with a great many concerns concerning the citizenry. Such a great many concerns both great and small that we do not have enough concern to be concerned about all of the concerns the citizens are concerned with, and so, we have had to prioritize our concerns, because some concerns are more concerning than others.