This is a great weekend for events

Of course your weekend starts with the WCRN Saturday lineup. The Weston and Wesley Review at 6 a.m., Conservatively Speaking at 7 am. Carol Ann Brown at 9 a.m. and finally of course DaTechGuy on DaRadio with guests this week Little Miss Attila, Roxeanne DeLuca Special guest Coach Dan Duddy (who will also be appearing on Conservatively speaking after 8 a.m.) and Tom Bowler of Libertarian Leanings on the 2nd hour Panel

Coach Dan will be leaving early to speak at the Prayers for Life at event at Il Camino Restaurant in Leominster on Saturday, May 21 from noon to 3 PM. You won’t want to miss it.

And Sunday is the open house at Fitchburg Airport from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. where they will have fun for the whole family and a chance to get in the air for free!

It’s a great weekend, and it starts right at WCRN. AM 830 a.m. Worcester.

Reading this story via Glenn I have one thing to say to our press corps:

If you treat someone as your feudal Lord then you have no business complaining if you are treated like a petitioning serf.

And amazingly, you know who agrees with me on this? None other than Ted Rall:

The Nation and Mother Jones and Harper’s, liberal magazines that gave me freelance work under Clinton and Bush, now ignore my queries. Even when I offered them first-person, unembedded war reporting from Afghanistan. Hey, maybe they’re too busy to answer email or voicemail. You never know.

Well that’s not an explicit rejection based on content, but this is:

Now there’ s a new cause for refusal: Too tough on the president.

I’ve heard that from enough “liberal” websites and print publications to consider it a significant trend.

A sample of recent rejections, each from editors at different left-of-center media outlets:

· “I am familiar with and enjoy your cartoons. However the readers of our site would not be comfortable with your (admittedly on point) criticism of Obama.”

· “Don’t be such a hater on O and we could use your stuff. Can’t you focus more on the GOP?”

· “Our first African-American president deserves a chance to clean up Bush’s mess without being attacked by us.”

I have many more like that.

Since he considers Bill Maher a man of the right you can imagine what it takes for him to call a mag “left of center”

He is a perfect example of the meme I’ve stated over and over: The easiest way to get the average American to reject the left is to show them as they actually are. Rall’s fall from grace coincides with the internet era that enables the ordinary American to easily respond both to publishers and their advertisers when someone crosses the line.

Those of us in the mainstream of American values had already rejected him, those magazines on the left who depend on the members of the Obamacult for their revenue now have too.

Ted Rall has a right to his interesting opinions. If he thinks there is a segment of the public willing to pay for his work then he can look for supporters to finance it. I’m sure Iran or Venezuela will be happy to kick in a few bucks for attacks on America. Until then, welcome to the free market Ted, had a feeling you wouldn’t like it.

Have no fear, once the president is defeated in 2012 I’m sure Mother Jones and the Nation will be happy to have you back as long as your target is the GOP.

Update: Bad Link Fixed

What do I think of the denomination that claims the world will end tomorrow?

Frankly I think of it as more of the same.

Since Luther there have been groups of people who have decided to re-interpret scripture and Church Teaching because they didn’t agree with what the Church taught on one issue or another.

Maybe they didn’t like a particular sacrament, or maybe they wanted to marry when the church wouldn’t sanction it or maybe they had their own ideas of when the world would end or decided to go sola scriptura, or how you get to heaven or didn’t like Marian devotions (too bad they weren’t at this class).

I’m sure the people involved mean well, and I’m sure the man who has spent his saving thinks he’s doing the right thing, but it would seem to me that since the Bible has been the most studied book in history, somebody else over the centuries just might have picked up what these folks did before now.

Additionally Christ says explicitly that nobody knows the day or hour (Mk 13:32) it doesn’t seem likely that these people would know the day.

Yet many of the same protestant denominations who laugh at the May 21st folks are people who ignore something else Christ also explicitly:

I am the bread of life. Your ancestors ate the manna in the desert, but they died; this is the bread that comes down from heaven so that one may eat it and not die. I am the living bread that came down from heaven; whoever eats this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of the world John 6:48-51

Followed by this:

Jesus said to them, “Amen, amen, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you do not have life within you. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him on the last day. For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me and I in him. Just as the living Father sent me and I have life because of the Father, so also the one who feeds on me will have life because of me. This is the bread that came down from heaven. Unlike your ancestors who ate and still died, whoever eats this bread will live forever.” John 6:53-58

and like many of his Christ’s disciples at the time question it (John 6:60) and leave the teaching behind (John 6:66).

In my eyes it’s just another protestant denomination, and when May 22nd comes and we are still here, like the Millerites, who became the Jehovah’s witnesses, and the Seventh Day Adventist they will find an explanation for the error and carry on. Something like this:

Update: If you can’t get an instalanche an Anchoresslanche is almost as good.