Well, 2014 is upon us, and despite all odds we are still here. 2013 saw a decrease in blog traffic. In part, this was a return to normal, as we had a record number of hits in 2012 due to interest in the election. However, we also blogged less frequently in the last year and did not do a lot to promote this blog, as we were busy with life.
With this in mind, here are our top ten posts for 2013 in terms of hits.
These are photos from the 2013 March for Life in Washington D.C., which had over 650,000 participants:
Today, the White House, in an attempt to prove that Barack Obama is a bitter clinger or something, produced this photo of Obama supposedly skeet shooting:
The photo was released with this note:
This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.
However, unless they have found some way to make an end run around US copyright law, images produced by the US government normally cannot be copyrighted, which means that the White House has absolutely no control over the photo.
Which means that the White House is full of bat guano.
But we already knew that.
Anyways, I was going to collect a bunch of the Photoshops and post them here, but Doug Ross had already done a lot of this heavy lifting, so I’ll just replicate his work here.
(This was from January 2013. It snowed twice in Jerusalem this year!)
Yes, it snows in the Holy Land. It does not happen very often, but it does happen.
Here is a great photo of Jerusalem and the Temple Mount covered in snow:
If you are like me, whenever something is posted all over the Internet, it just causes my eyes to roll and to move on to other things without taking a look. This video is worth taking a look at, however. It is a speech by the Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Dr. Benjamin Carson, at the National Prayer Breakfast, with Barack Obama in attendance. His speech, filled with biblical wisdom, is a model for how to present a gentle, well-reasoned rebuke to those in power. It is well worth watching.
“Those birds could talk!”
“Well, they should have said something!”
There’s nothing like a little nuclear radiation to warm your holiday spirits.
Merts–men’s skirts, that is. We first saw this mentioned on Dave Barry’s blog, and thought that he was joking, but sadly, he was not. These are fashions that actually made it down the London catwalk.
Yes, I stand with Phil Robertson. Since I was busy at my day job when the controversy erupted, I did not have a chance to weigh in on what was going on at the time (though I was perhaps the first to note on Twitter, correctly, that the yuppies would have his job because of his comments). It seems too late to rehash the matter now–there have already been many excellent articles written.
However, his comments about homosexuals have only provided material for the first salvo against him. Next comes charges of racism. We can already see such charges being made here. Believe me: There will be more. The haters want his head on the wall, and they will stop at nothing to get it, and there will always be some Christians and conservatives who will help them as they do the devil’s work. That he commented at all on race in the GQ article, and that he is a southern white male pretty much seals the deal, as “everyone” knows that southern white males are always racists, even when they aren’t.
Here is what Phil Robertson said in GQ about race:
Here is the scoop. Last week, a large group ate at an Applebee’s in St. Louis. As per restaurant policy and as noted on the menu, whenever a group of eight or more people eat at the restaurant, an automatic 18% tip for the waiting staff is added to the bill. One of the people in the party crossed out the 18% tip on her receipt, and wrote a note saying, “I give God 10% Why do you get 18%?”, and then signed her name, giving her title as “Pastor”. The waitress was justifiably upset, so she showed it to another waitress, who took a photo of it and posted it (with the customer’s identification cropped out) on Reddit’s Atheist page. The photo of the receipt went viral, and now the waitress who posted it, Chelsea Welch, has been fired.
Here is the full receipt (which includes the customer’s name):