miscellany

Once again, a collection of all manner of things I’ve noticed here and there around the web:

~ Why are Christians such bad tippers? Come on, fellow believers! We can do better.

~ A timely devotion from the Femina gals from Psalm 37.

~ Why not a waiting period for laws?

I’d like to propose a “waiting period” for legislation. No bill should be voted on without hearings, debate and a final text that’s available online for at least a week. (A month would be better. How many bills really couldn’t wait a month?)

And if the bill is advertised as addressing a “tragedy” or named after a dead child, this period should double.

After all, people want waiting periods for guns. Yet, statistically, the percentage of guns involved in crimes is much lower than the percentage of politicians involved in crimes.

~ Oh, I’d love to be there for this!

~ 7 things Democrats would have freaked out over if Bush had done them

~ So true.

~ Strange facts about America’s ‘poor’:

How do the poor live? For starters, a poor child in American is far more likely to have a widescreen plasma television, cable or satellite TV, a computer and an Xbox or TiVo in his home than he is to be hungry.

How can that be? In 2009, the U.S. Department of Agriculture asked parents living in poverty this question: “In the last 12 months, were [your] children ever hungry but you just couldn’t afford more food?” Some 96 percent of poor parents responded “no”: Their children never had been hungry because of a lack of food resources at any time in the previous year. Only 4 percent of poor parents responded “yes,” their children had been hungry at some point in the year.

Don’t hold your breath waiting for ABC or CBS to beam out that information.

~ 10 sure signs we’ve lost our minds

~ Who are you to judge?

~ Cute, cute, cute gifts featuring Jane Austen quotes

I hope you’ve had a weekend full of good things and are starting your week well,

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