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White House Correspondents Dinner: The Hollywood Party

The White House correspondents dinner was actually pretty entertaining at times. However there may be ramifications politically from some of the jokes. The Washington Post wrote an article that was very interesting.

Hollywood and Washington went on a romantic date Saturday night

One of the jokes Jimmy Kimmel made rang very true in a not so funny way he said, “Everything that’s wrong with America is here tonight” and that was true. The drivers of all our political and economic problems were all in the same room Saturday night. Hollywood, liberal leaders and the Democrat 1% had a good laugh at America’s expense tonight. Yes it was funny. Yes Obama got some good jokes in. However the humor aside a lot of the jokes the president and Jimmy Kimmel made shouldn’t have been funny. The joke campaign ad the president had made about himself shouldn’t have been funny. The joke statements were pretty true. Granted I did giggle when they referenced the absurd Sarah McLaughlin anti-animal cruelty campaign. Which seems like it was designed to divert funds from starving children in Africa in order to buy dog beds. I digress…

It’s pretty telling however about the democratic party that it seems Hollywood plays a large role in their platform. It’s unfortunate that the majority of Americans would actually take into account a celebrity’s political views when forming their own opinions about the issues. Celebrities wield a lot of power when they do things publicly because people want to be like them, and they want to emulate them. But hold on a minute! Do you really want to make such important decisions based on what somebody completely removed from the issues thinks? When deciding the fate of issues like abortion, freedom of religion, and immigration don’t you think your decision should come from a deeper place than “Because Kim Kardashian tweeted about it.” It’s a sad state of affairs that our citizens use such shallow means of examining the issues. Read the Constitution, read a history book, or better yet learn what your faith teaches about the issues. Hopefully in the future Hollywood won’t have such a pivotal role in politics.

Feeding America: What’s going on here?

Feeding America over the past year has engaged in a rather large marketing campaign with some pretty big named stars. Ben Afleck and Taye Diggs are just a few of the actors involved. Here are a couple highlights of the ad campaign

Now don’t misunderstand me. I am a huge supporter of food banks and I frequently donate to canned food drives when opportunities present themselves. However something rubs me wrong about this ad campaign by Feeding America. Feeding America began as a religious organization named St. Mary’s Food Bank out of Arizona, but after accepting federal money the name changed for some reason.

For some reason President Obama is featured frequently in this ad campaign a search for Feeding America in Youtube brings up Mr. Obama several times giving the organization an oddly political message. Then I found this interesting article which seems to describe a fundraiser as some sort of reaction to a GOP candidate.

Wisconsin rock the pantry

Now that’s all well and good the left is welcome to do their charity work and they can take pride in it that’s not my complaint. My complaint is why are they spending so much money on this ad campaign, and further more there is this…

Feeding America ad in the Philippines

My wife lives in Cebu Philippines. This is an ad that showed up on her Yahoo messenger last night while she was connected through a Philippine server with a Philippine IP address. As we all know ads are expensive and internet ads are selectively targeted in order to reach your target audience with the fewest amount of dollars spent. So why is Feeding America advertising for Philippine citizens to donate to the cause? My wife’s city Cebu is currently experiencing a water shortage and water is being rationed to her neighborhood. Down the street children beg for money, and by the docks the people live in extreme poverty to the point that would make our American homeless blush. Yet an American charity is attempting to solicit funds from these people. All with apparently the backing of the current administration and some big names in Hollywood. I’m not going to make any wild assumptions here about some sort of conspiracy, but I think the matter warrants a little investigation wouldn’t you say? Either funds from Feeding America are being wildly mismanaged or something else is a foot here. I’d love to get your opinion please leave a comment and let me know what you think about this situation.

Apr 9

The Propaganda Machine: pro-life detractors

Not even a week has gone by since I began this blog. Currently Bible studies are the main focus. So you can imagine my surprise (or lack there of) that within one week a prochoicer felt the need to send me angry messages. Messages about how I clearly don’t know anything about pregnancy (my wife is pregnant) or the effects of pregnancy on women (a topic I am in fact well more informed on than this detractor). This person went on to indicate that do to my obvious lack of knowledge, based on my adherence to the principals of my faith, I must be filled with hate. They infact failed to read the rest of the post “Roe vs. Wade” in which I lead the reader to seek peaceful means to lovingly admonish your fellow man. It’s also interesting to note that this individual sought out my Bible study blog in order to attack my principals without making an effort to understand a single thing about me, my position, or even the nature of the post being responded to.

Apparently now free speech and the right to a contrary opinion are rights only reserved for the left. The rest of us in their world view are second class citizens. This opinion is congruent with their failure to recognize the dignity of life in the old and the preborn. So I am not surprised by the reaction just greatly disappointed in my fellow man. I will be praying for this person, but I doubt the gesture will be appreciated.

I continue to support the pro-life movement and pray one day that all people will be recognized as human and worthy of life.

It is unfortunate that the new (psuedograssroots) prochoice propaganda machine has the goal of seeking out religious values and virtues and stripping them from faith communities. Robbing faith communities of any power and turning adherents against their churches for the sake of the desires of the individual.

And yet I am the one reported to be filled with hate… maybe you should read my Bible study on “the board and the spec”.

Your brother from a Holy Mother,