Archive for January 2010

Star Wars Text Makes it to Earth

Star Wars Text Makes it to Earth

You may recall it was nearly 33 years ago the Star Wars phenomenon was launched. Who could forget those yellow words sliding away in the distance as the movie opened, and all the wonder and excitement that would follow that text. That text has finally made its way to earth…and you’d better watch out!

Dakota Voice Week in Review, Ending Jan. 30, 2010

Dakota Voice Week in Review, Ending Jan. 30, 2010

The best of the best at Dakota Voice last week, including: Live Free…Or Die;Attempt to Repeal SD Embryonic Stem Cell Research Ban Involves More Deception; Climate Scientist Warns of ‘ClimateGate USA’; Amazon Conned: More Egg on the IPCC’s Face; Justice Alito: ‘Not True’ To Obama’s Anti-First Amendment Spin; Head of NASA’s Goddard Institute Supports End of Industrial Civilization; Christian Apologists: Gospel of Oprah is Bad Advice; South Dakota Joins the Firearms Freedom Movement; and more!

Global Warming Boss Takes Chauffeured Ride 1 Mile to Work

Global Warming Boss Takes Chauffeured Ride 1 Mile to Work

The latest in a long string of embarrassments to the UN IPCC global warming group, we now learn that Dr Rajendra Pachauri, the head of the IPCC, uses a personal chauffeur to pick him up at his £4.5 million home and drive him one mile to work, and on short trips to eat at restaurants. Can the rest of us “little people” take our lead on environmental consciousness from the leaders of environmentalism?

Atheist Group Opposes Postage Stamp Honoring Mother Teresa

Atheist Group Opposes Postage Stamp Honoring Mother Teresa

A group of atheist and agnostic “freethinkers” opposed to religion has criticized the United States Postal Service for honoring Mother Teresa with a stamp that it says goes against postal regulations. Last month, in announcing the Mother Teresa commemorative stamp, the USPS praised the internationally famed Catholic nun for her 50 years of service to “the sick and destitute of India and the world,” as well as her “humility and compassion” and “respect for the innate worth and dignity of humankind.”

Seeing Business as a Redemptive Instrument

Seeing Business as a Redemptive Instrument

The purpose of the Kingdom Project™ is to help Christian business leaders leverage their business as a redemptive instrument that transforms the culture and gives evidence of God’s in-breaking reign. If you are a business owner or executive who desires to deepen your vocational calling and purpose by seeking to serve the kingdom, you should consider applying for this no-cost, no-commitment opportunity.

Bible Curriculum Approved for Tennessee Public Schools

Bible Curriculum Approved for Tennessee Public Schools

The Tennessee State Board of Education approved guidelines Thursday on how to teach the Bible in public high schools. Under the new law, sponsored by Democratic Sen. Roy Herron, the state is authorized to create a course for a “nonsectarian, nonreligious academic study of the Bible.”

Muslim Parents Reject Deal Struck Over Christian Daughter

Muslim Parents Reject Deal Struck Over Christian Daughter

The Muslim parents of a teenage girl who ran away from home because she feared they would kill her for converting to Christianity have withdrawn their consent to a deal that would allow their daughter to remain free from them. Since last August, Bary has been involved in a legal battle with her parents, who she ran away from the month before by boarding a Greyhound bus bound for Orlando.

How Lucky It Is for Our Politicians That Americans Do Not Think

How Lucky It Is for Our Politicians That Americans Do Not Think

“How lucky it is for rulers,” Adolf Hitler once said, “that men cannot think.” The horrors that followed in Nazi Germany might have been easier to explain if Hitler had been right. But the problem is not so much that people cannot think but that they do not think. Or if they do think, as in the case of the German people, that thinking becomes muddled and easily led.

Abstinence Once Again Targeted by the Left

Abstinence Once Again Targeted by the Left

Opponents have again begun assailing abstinence education following the release of a report that shows an increase in teen birth and abortion rates for the first time in more than a decade. The Guttmacher Institute, which released the report on Tuesday, insists the rise is a result of steep declines and a subsequent plateau in contraceptive use in the early 2000s and the widespread abstinence-only sex education programs that were promoted under the Bush administration.

(Mis)Reading the Tea Leaves

(Mis)Reading the Tea Leaves

Republicans should not misread the tea leaves with regard to the Scott Brown phenomenon. Brown was not elected because of his blue-state brand of conservatism. His election is a repudiation of an economic and social agenda that embraces a womb-to-tomb nanny state.

What’s wrong with Tebow Super Bowl ad?

What's wrong with Tebow Super Bowl ad?

Why are pro-abortion groups so up in arms about the Tim Tebow ad that CBS will run during the Super Bowl? First, the enabler of human brutality is de-humanization. The second aspect of the Tebow ad that scares abortionists is that it shows that love arises from personal responsibility.

Verdict: Scott Roeder Found Guilty of Murder in Abortionist George Tiller Slaying

Verdict: Scott Roeder Found Guilty of Murder in Abortionist George Tiller Slaying

The 51-year-old man who admitted to killing late-term abortion doctor George Tiller was found guilty of first-degree murder on Friday. The jury reached the verdict against Scott Roeder after only 37 minutes of deliberation.

Roeder Admits Shooting Abortionist George Tiller

Roeder Admits Shooting Abortionist George Tiller

Scott Roeder on Thursday admitted before a jury to shooting and killing a late-term abortion doctor. He justified his action, stating that he needed to protect the children. Roeder is seeking to convince jurors to convict him of voluntary manslaughter.

Democrats’ Political Suicide Pact

Democrats’ Political Suicide Pact

In the wake of Democrats’ historic Massachusetts smack-down, I’ve been anxious to see whether Obama would dig in his jackbooted heels and forge ahead with his wildly unpopular socialist agenda; or if he’d play nice with others and tack center (à la Bill Clinton in ‘94). Wednesday night, during his first State of the Union address, we got our answer.

Proposition 8 Trial: Day 12 Update

Proposition 8 Trial: Day 12 Update

Wednesday’s testimony saw the cross-examination of marriage expert David Blankenhorn. Blankenhorn, a self-described liberal Democrat who usually advocates for homosexuals, nevertheless remains firm in his belief that marriage means one man and one woman. This man presents an exceptionally convincing case against redefining marriage.

More Than 30 States Consider Personhood for the Unborn

More Than 30 States Consider Personhood for the Unborn

Three additional states have taken up the “personhood” cause in a push to guarantee the constitutional rights of the preborn. Iowa, Virginia and Kansas are now among more than 30 states pursuing personhood amendments – a move pro-lifers view as their best chance of ending abortion in the U.S.

South Dakota Joins the Firearms Freedom Movement

South Dakota Joins the Firearms Freedom Movement

With the opening of the 2010 legislative session in South Dakota, South Dakota has become the latest to join the Firearms Freedom movement which reasserts state jurisdiction over firearms manufactured and sold within the state. A host of South Dakota legislators have already signed onto SB 89 as sponsors, including some liberals and conservatives, Democrats and Republicans.

Obama Bashes Lobbyists…Then Invites Them to Private Briefings

Obama Bashes Lobbyists...Then Invites Them to Private Briefings

Less than 24 hours after bashing lobbyists, President Barack Obama has invited preferred lobbyists to the Treasury Department for some private briefings.

Liberal Social Agenda in State of the Union Address

Liberal Social Agenda in State of the Union Address

President Obama spent half of his more than one-hour speech addressing the economy and job creation. But social conservative critics zeroed in on his pledge to repeal the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy and his push to pass health care reform that may include abortion coverage.

Obama’s NASA: Political Correctness Over Space Exploration

Obama's NASA: Political Correctness Over Space Exploration

President Barack Obama is not driving the country deep in debt, trashing our national respect, and leaving the country vulnerable to terrorist attack, he is killing America’s space program.

The Dirge of ObamaCare

The Dirge of ObamaCare

This is the Requiem for ObamaCare. One ring to rule them all…one One to rule them all…one health care plan to rule them all. But on January 19 came the beginning of the end…

Proposition 8 Trial: Day 11 Update

Proposition 8 Trial: Day 11 Update

Day 11, Tuesday, can be aptly described as an exercise in the pot calling the kettle black (or what’s good for the goose is somehow not good for the gander). The plaintiffs’ case, in some part, has hinged upon the premise that reasonable people reflect upon their viewpoints and sometimes change their opinions.

eHarmony Gives in to Homosexual Activists

eHarmony Gives in to Homosexual Activists

Matchmaking website eHarmony.com settled a class-action lawsuit Tuesday, agreeing to pay half a million dollars to gay, lesbian and bisexual Californians who were harmed by its decision not to offer same-sex matching services.

Justice Alito: ‘Not True’ To Obama’s Anti-First Amendment Spin

Justice Alito: 'Not True' To Obama's Anti-First Amendment Spin

It didn’t take long for the liberals to get bent out of shape over Justice Samuel Alito’s head-shake and mouthed, “Not true” in response to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union statement that allowing the First Amendment to work will “open the floodgates for special interests–“special interests” like the free-market companies that have been muzzled for years at the expense of the Constitution.

Attempt to Repeal SD Embryonic Stem Cell Research Ban Involves More Deception

Attempt to Repeal SD Embryonic Stem Cell Research Ban Involves More Deception

A bill has been introduced in the South Dakota legislature to repeal South Dakota’s ban on embryonic stem cell therapy and human cloning. But this line of research has produced no successes, while adult stem cell research has produced dozens of successful therapies for suffering people. The campaign to repeal South Dakota’s law is based on emotionalism and deception, not real science and truth.