I’m thinking of starting a new semi-regular feature consisting of some of the things I see during the day that don’t necessarily warrant a post of their own but are still worth noting.
For instance, here is Constitution Party candidate Chuck Baldwin offering up his take on the best and worst things of 2008 – among his “worst” is something that’ll get no argument from us:
In addition to the mainstream media, and worthless talk show hosts such as Sean Hannity, I must include the majority of so-called leaders within the Religious Right as making my “worst” list for 2008. I include James Dobson, Pat Robertson, and Tony Perkins on this list.
For all intents and purposes, the Religious Right has become nothing more than a gaggle of glorified hacks for the Republican Party. They have sacrificed virtually every principle worth defending. For the sake of sitting at the king’s table, or not losing financial support from brain-dead contributors, these men have sold the cause of freedom and constitutional government down the river. Their mindless support for John McCain was inexcusable and embarrassing! In so doing, they have lost all credibility.
Elsewhere, Phyllis Schlafly laments that America is losing its “common national identity” and has a rather odd solution to remedy it:
We should celebrate and honor our nation’s heroes, starting with George Washington. Federal law clearly specifies that the name of the “legal public holiday” on the third Monday in February is “Washington’s Birthday.”
Americans should refuse to buy the calendars that wrongly label this February holiday as “Presidents Day.” This calendar mischief is very offensive because there are quite a few presidents who are not worthy of a special “day.”
As for Mike Huckabee, he’s still traveling the country and delivering speeches at his favorite venue – church:
An ordained Baptist minister, Mike Huckabee was right at home Tuesday night at the pulpit of Community Bible Church.
The former Arkansas governor and Republican presidential candidate was the guest of honor at the church’s annual Men’s Wildlife Supper, an event that drew an all-male audience of more than 3,500 to the church on Parris Island Gateway.
After dining on a free buffet of alligator tail, wild boar and venison, the crowd packed the church’s auditorium as Huckabee delivered an impassioned 45-minute speech with the feel of a Sunday sermon.
“There’s a lot of anxiety in the world right now with the economy, and no one is really sure what’s going to happen,” he said. “I don’t know what’s going to happen in 2009, but no matter what happens with the economy, God is still God.”
Finally, I don’t really have anything to say about this graphic from a recent Family Research Council Washington Update other than to say that I think they might be getting a little paranoid: