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Auto-Pilot Program. :-(

Account -> Privacy Settings -> Applications and Websites -> Instant Personalization Pilot Program: Edit Setting. Uncheck the box.

Facebook didn’t ask our permission before signing its users up for this. Surprise, surprise, surprise.

For the moment, we’ll just have to have faith that,, and Microsoft’s are going to play nice with the information about us that they now have. What if (yeah, right, “if”) Facebook decides that one of its future “trusted partners” will be someone that we really shouldn’t trust?

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Questions for Pat Robertson

Mr. Robertson:

Your recent comments on Haiti have got me wondering about a few things. This week, on your television program The 700 Club, you said:

Something happened a long time ago in Haiti, and people might not want to talk about it. They were under the heel of the French. You know, Napoleon the third, or whatever. And they got together and swore a pact to the devil. They said, we will serve you if you will get us free from the French. True story. And so, the devil said, okay it’s a deal. And they kicked the French out. You know, the Haitians revolted and got themselves free. But ever since they have been cursed by one thing after the other.

Based on that, I have some questions:

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Jesus is the Reason…

Folks react to these winter holidays in wildly divergent ways. Some despise them – we call such people “grinches,” after Dr. Seuss. Others can’t get enough of them – we call such people “mothers of toddlers with reindeer-footie pajamas.” The rest hold mixed feelings, and it’s not hard to see why:

Good Bad
long strings of lights long lines
gift-giving bills (for some people, this includes Buffalo)
Christmas carols Christmas carols starting roughly when people get bored with Punxsutawney Phil
snow snow

I’m enjoying the holidays a little more than usual this year, probably because last year they were yanked out from under us: we’d just had a baby and were too much of a wreck to enjoy anything beyond the rare glimpse of the insides of our own eyelids. Don’t know what ya got – holidays, sleep, the ability to use the restroom without making arrangements – ‘til it’s gone.

Besides, is there every really a bad time for the Vince Guaraldi Trio?

But there is one thing that’s been nibbling my nerve endings in recent years, a sound that’s become far more irritating than “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree.” Continue reading ‘Jesus is the Reason…’


Here we are now – entertaineth us.

File this under Things I’m Trying Not To Let Piss Me Off.

So a couple weeks ago Peebs and I were at church, and one of the worship songs –

Okay, lemme stop right there. When, exactly, was it decided that “worship” and “music” were synonyms? I missed that memo, and I have to be honest, this is a trend that doesn’t sit well with me.

For those of you fortunate enough to have missed out on American evangelical culture for the past 20 years, let me tell you how a typical evangelical church service goes:
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Look back in wonder…

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