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Blog Wars, The Yankees, Fur, and Other Stuff from Around the Web

Everyone who blogs ought to familiarize themselves with the recent dust-up as described here.  Click here: CAMPONTHIS: BATTLES IN THE BLOGOSPHERE ...when conflicts arise, how should we respond and work towards resolve?  My advice is familiarize yourself with your blog provider's terms of service, know what constitutes libel and slander, and know your legal rights should someone falsely accuse you and then pressure your service provider to pull your blog.

So, animal rights groups don't like the Pope wearing fur.  It creeps me out too--for theological reasons, not because I think animals have rights.  Andy has all the rights that I choose to give him!  I guess we Reformed-types are safe from such protests until someone complains about the wearing of oxford cloth button-down shirts--the official garb of the Reformed minister.  Click here: AFP: Animal rights group protests over Pope's fur

Lets see. . .   Gays can now marry in California, but they can't consume trans fats.  I'll be glad when Arnold goes back to making Terminator movies.  This state just keeps getting weirder and weirder . . .   Click here: Schwarzenegger Terminates Trans Fats

What a great couple of days for Yankee fans.  We get Marte, Nady, and I-Rod (we surrender only one top ten prospect, and a relief pitcher who can't be trusted in big games), while the Red Sox lose Manny (a true Yankee killer), two top prospects, and 7 mil, and only get Jason Bay in return.  Makes me think there might be at least 163 games for us this year, the last in the old Yankee Stadium. 

Reader Comments (17)

Well, yeah, KR, except everyone thought trading Nomar in the middle of 2004 was the kiss of death for the Sox and we all know how that worked out. Manny had to go, and now he's with your old manager, who ought to know better and just retire to the golf course while he still has any sanity left.
July 31, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPB
Here's one Tigers fan mourning the loss of Pudge. :(
July 31, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMark Priestap
Speaking as a Giants fan from waaaaaaay back(Barry or no Barry), the thought of the headache that is Manny Ramirez wearing Dodger blue, kinda makes me giggle :)
July 31, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterWyldeirishman

Thank you for the link on this issue. I frequent your blog and so appreciate all you are doing for the kingdom.

BTW, you have some of the most brilliant and humorous one liners I have read in a long time. I,e, - "So, animal rights groups don't like the Pope wearing fur. It creeps me out too--for theological reasons," AND "Lets see. . . Gays can now marry in California, but they can't consume trans fats."

If I laugh any louder, Todd Bentley will think I have caught the Florida Outpouring.

Grace and peace to you,
2 Cor. 4:5-7

PS - Great stuff on Amillennialism.
July 31, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSJ Camp
Speaking as a Pirates fan, it was sad to give up 2 great hitters, but our pitching was killing us and we are deep enough hitting-wise to handle the loss of Bay and Nady.

Few people realize that the Pirates have been one of the top five hitting/run scoring teams this year. This fact has been obscured by the fact that they have the worst starting pitching in their history this year.

Had they even a mediocre starting staff they would no doubt be in contention right now.

The Yankees dont realize how greatly they will benefit from Nady, and the Redsox don't even realize how good Bay is. Nady would be better if he didn't get hurt so easily. Marte on the other hand is really only useful as a one or two batter specialist. Any further, and he will give up homeruns at the least opportune moments. Trust me on that. His numbers are way better than he is.

I am stoked about these deals from the Pirates perspective. The influx of pitchers will certainly benefit the bucs immediately.
August 1, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJames Paul
So Manny is 36 years old and still productive (except for runnig out ground balls) but is not in his prime. Reportedly, he's looking for a four year deal worth 100 million. I can only think of one team crazy enough to give him that--and that will make things very interesting....
August 1, 2008 | Unregistered Commentermatt
The one I'm still trying to figure out is the White Sox announcement yesterday that they're fetching Ken Griffey, Jr. from Cincy. Sure, he's got a big name in the league and is a future Hall of Famer, but at 38 his best years are behind him. IIRC, he was picked up by the Reds in the 1999/2000 season and spent most of his time there on the DL with every conceivable type of injury.

Maybe Junior's presence will send a shock through the rest of the team and kick 'em up notch for the remainder of the season. Dunno.
August 1, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterGeorge
Sorry to rain on this baseball parade, but...

The three REAL sports are in Wisconsin:

1) Football,

2) Hockey,


3) Seeing what's gonna happen next in the Brett Favre saga.
August 1, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterWayne Rohde
Hi Kim,
I told you your one liners are great! I'd rather read them than the article you put the link to! Now don't go getting the big head (smile), Rick Warren doesn't like anymore competition. BTW, did you know that Richard Abanes 'pastor' is RW? HHHHMMM...........
August 1, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterplw
Watch out for the D'Backs, if they can make the playoffs. With two great aces -- Brandon Webb and Dan Haren, they could win it all. (Remember Johnson-Schilling, Koufax-Drysdale. Webb and Haren figure to start four or five games in any short playoff series!) The Diamondbacks have some of the best young talent in the game today -- but like all young baseball teams, they'll also have some ups and downs.

Speaking of California, yesterday I called my brother and he couldn't talk on his cell phone while driving, because he could get a ticket. But Calirornia law says that's it O.K. to text message while driving. (Go and fugure that one out!)
August 1, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLloyd
About all this blog controversy... is it just me or does it all seem a little, well, unseemly? I just spent a few minutes poking around some of the links and seeing some of the give and take, the back and forth. I don't know how to feel about it; all the web site snipping I mean. I do think that those who are messing up need to be challenged. I call them the three "Ms": The Marketers, the eMergent, and the Money Mystics. I'm just not sure what this "you attacked me - no I didn't" stuff will get us. I offer no alternative, I'm just wondering what to think of our discourse sometimes.

August 1, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDSY

Well said and I fully agree with you. That is why I tried to take a different approach and tone on my own article. I hope you didn't find it in that same arena of mutual snipping.

Grace and peace,
2 Tim. 2:24-26
August 1, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSJ Camp
Thank you Steve. I wonder if this is another example of a new technology getting the best of us. Maybe we have jumped into this blog discourse before we thought it through. In the old days Mr Silva would have written an article in a magazine, then Mr Abanes would have written a letter to the editor or picked up the phone and talked to his brother. There was no technology that would have allowed the conflict between Christian friends to spread like wildfire. Also, relative anonymity can lead to a lack of discipline and decorum. We have probably all seen a simple matter go south because of an email discussion complete with quick retorts and carbon copies. I am not saying we do not sometimes need to drop the gloves (Canadian metaphor referring to a hockey fight), and we need our prophets to call out the false teachers among us. After all, Jesus and Paul were way tougher on the inside religious types. I am saying that when two evangelical 'discernment' apologists get into it, maybe they should put the laptops down and go for coffee.

James 3:3-12
August 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDSY
What of foods like regular peanut butter, which use such low amounts of hydrogenated fats, that it's not even labeled as containing any trans fat?

I feel very frustrated with our current politicians. I usually try take things calmly, but they have finally pushed me over the edge. Nanny state is the right word for our government, especially here in California. These dictators of morality think they are on higher moral ground because they use paper bags and keep us safe from harmful food, yet they fail to see that they are causing great harm with other things like "gay marriage" (which in California is just an attempt for social and govermental acceptance, since homosexual couples can have the same "rights" which married couples have). California is truly the land of fruits, flakes, and nuts.

Don't misunderstand me, I already avoid trans fats and do care enough for my environment that I recycle and do other things. I'm just irritated at the way the goverment tries to control our lives in things that it has no business.
August 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAlberto
Hey Kim,
Noticed in your baseball comments you talk of Sox and Yanks dueling until the end, maybe even a 163rd game!

Uhhh, overlooking anything my friend?
It is August and still, the Tampa Bay Rays are overlooked...
Assumed to be long gone by now but the Rays are still in it...
You know, it just might be possible that the Rays make it to the playoffs, meaning both the Yanks and Sox will not.

Having fun with you, thinking it entertaining that we are in August and you still are treating the Rays as if they are not even a factor in this race...

Love your blog, WHI and MR!
August 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterIvan
Oxford button-down shirts for the Reformed minister? No problemo, as long as one weares a clery colla, and wears cassock and surplice to conduct the service...(would like to say liturgy, but too many reformed churches don't have one....Charlie
August 3, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCharlies
I'm not sure if you heard this Kim, but the L.A. City Coucil voted to prohibit any further fast-food restaurants from opening in South L.A. or at least in a section in it or near it. I heard something about racial discrimination in food choices available for the people in the area; that is a bunch of garbage. I live in South L.A. and am able to live a healthy lifestyle in this area; what's make's the area unhealthy is the dumb people that commit crimes and don't raise their children properly. If people don't eat well, that is due to the fact that they don't desire to do so; money is not an issue, since many that don't have much or any income are on welfare.

I am not an advocate for more fast-food in the area, but I am an opponent of the nanny state which tries to impose ridiculous laws.
August 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAlberto

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