Together for the Gospel
- Look at these photos from the conference. There’s someone we know in one of them. Find him.
- If you want to download the messages, go here. Looks like some great stuff.
- Anybody know what in the world he’s talking about?:
“You go into these small towns in Pennsylvania and, like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing’s replaced them…And they fell through the Clinton administration, and the Bush administration, and each successive administration has said that somehow these communities are gonna regenerate and they have not,” he said. “And it’s not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations,” he also said.
And again in the Democratic debate last night in Philadephia. He didn’t apologize. Nope. He said he “mangled” it and then proceeded to say it again:
When people feel like Washington’s not listening to them, when they’re promised year after year, decade after decade that their economic situation’s going to change, and it doesn’t, then politically, they end up focusing on those things that are constant, like religion. They end up feeling this is a place where I can find some refuge. This is something that I can count on. They end up being much more concerned about votes around things like guns, where traditions have been passed on from generation to generation.
Well that explains it. We focus on religion because of a tough economy. Thanks for that. This is classic liberalism for you. They — the elite — know better than us regular folks in flyover country how the world works. They just have to explain it to us so we can understand.
Really Fast Car Getting Some Air On a Narrow Country Road
- This is spectacular:
It comes from the 2007 Jim Clark Manx Race, where Barry Johnson, the driver/pilot of the car in the video, hit the crest of a hill doing somewhere around 135 miles an hour. Johnson broke three vertebrae in his back on the landing, bent the works in the under carriage, started an oil fire resulting from the damage to the car, and traveled sixty feet through the air. He also gave good quote afterwards:
On a lighter note; when i was in A+E the doctor came in and asked what had happened. I explained it went like this; I was doing 220KPH down the road, he said what type of road, i said single track back road.Then i took off on a jump and flew 60 metres and landed heavily… He said “your in the wrong hospital mate the mental hospital is 5 miles up the road.”
(HT: The Sporting Blog)