I am the grateful recipient of the Biblical blessing: “May you see your children’s children!” (Psalm 128:6). I can also relate to this text: “Grandchildren are the crown of the aged” (Proverbs 17:6). I now have eight of those crowns, with the birth of Michael Gustavus Moerbe. I will spare you the usual grandparents’ deluge of pictures, but I have posted one after the jump. [Read more…]
In 1961, a B-52 came apart in the air over North Carolina. The hydrogen bomb it was carrying fell towards the earth, its systems acting like it had been dropped intentionally. Its parachute and its trigger mechanism deployed. There were four safeguards to prevent the bomb from exploding unintentionally. Three of them failed. One electrical switch, which could easily have shorted out, held, preventing the nuking of North Carolina.
We’ll probably never know all of the other close calls we’ve had, not just these big dramatic potential disasters as a nation, but also in our personal lives. Have any of you had any close calls that you’d like to tell us about?
Kathleen Parker says that we should at least delay the implementation of Obamacare (the major provisions of which kick in October 1). Her reasons provide a good summary of what all is wrong with the program. [Read more…]
Islamic terrorists attacked a shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya, killing as many as 65 people and wounding some 200. Also this weekend, Islamic suicide bombers attacked All Saints Anglican Church in Peshawar, Pakistan, killing (at latest count) 81 people and wounding 140. [Read more…]
Mollie Hemingway has written a piece in the Wall Street Journal about the impact of gay marriage on religious liberty, which is being construed as applying only to religious institutions and not to individuals. [Read more…]
Conservatives in Congress put forward their proposed alternative to Obamacare. It basically expands health savings accounts, passes malpractice reform, and allows for the purchase of health insurance across state lines. [Read more…]