Speedlinking Friday

Much has happened this week, so much to talk about! Unlike last week I will not stick to a single topic, although many hover around Obamunism since that is on everyone’s mind.

First, a few funny things I found on Amazon: Get your very own Pocket Obama! (Thanks to Drew for sharing.) Train up your child in the way he should go with the Playmobil Security Checkpoint! Check out the reviews on this one, they are priceless: “I was a little disappointed when I first bought this item, because the functionality is limited. My 5 year old son pointed out that the passenger’s shoes cannot be removed.”

Anthony Gregor reported that House Republicans seemed poised to seriously consider being fiscally conservative again – well, at least for a few minutes. Obama’s new $825 billion stimulus package swiftly passed through the House regardless – 244 to 188. But one has to admit, when the entire opposition party and eleven others are opposed to a bill, the legislation can’t be good.

Obama signed his first bill into law this week, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, named for an Alabama woman who after a 19-year career at a tire factory complained that she wasn’t getting paid as much as some other men there. This begs the question: if she deserved that much more pay and her skills were so underappreciated, then why did she hang around for 19 years?

Ex-NASA climatologist now is a global-warming skeptic. Get the politics out, I say!

Finally, here is a cleverly constructed video with a poignant point to make about how we live as Christians. I hope it gives you something to think about as you approach your congregation’s worship service this weekend.

And that, as they say, is the news.