Posted by: inforodeo | July 28, 2015

Face it: The World is Ugly.

A body of a 23-year old woman was found in an alley between two dumpsters in one of the bigger communities near here. As is the case with every tragic death or unusual crime, I did a quick search on social media to look at her profile and make sense of the human side of her story. In her recent photos, she looked gaunt. Her posts were difficult to read because of spelling errors – the kind people make when they are typing drunk or under the influence. Other clues in her photos hinted at a troubled family, where an addiction or other injurious lifestyle was eating away at the family. They seemed happy …

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Posted by: inforodeo | September 14, 2014

We Couldn’t End Homelessness By Scrapping F-35 Jets

I saw a meme the other day that said

The money spent on the failed F-35 Jet could buy every homeless person a $600,000 house.

So I got curious.
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Posted by: inforodeo | July 23, 2014

The Biblical Ignorance of Some People …

“Obama is not a brown-skinned anti-war socialist who gives people free healthcare. You’re thinking of Jesus.”

This bumper sticker, shared by George Takei today, means well. It wants to be clever. I can appreciate that.

Setting aside political motivations for a second, however, it is Biblically inaccurate.

First, and the most debatable, there is no definitive proof that Jesus was “brown-skinned.” Likewise, there is no proof that he is not, so that phrase must be eliminated:

“Obama is not an anti-war socialist who gives people free healthcare. You’re thinking of Jesus.”

Second, where did the anti-war part come from? Jesus led the battle in Heaven between Satan and the Father. He leads it still. Even those who readily throw away the supernatural could not have missed this “historical figure’s” command to his disciples to sell their coats and buy swords (Luke 22:36), or his statement that he “came not to send peace, but a sword” (Matthew 10:34). Strike “anti-war”:

“Obama is not a socialist who gives people free healthcare. You’re thinking of Jesus.”

Third, Socialism, a modern word, has different meanings, depending on who is slinging it. Those who want Jesus to be a Socialist can bend things around to prove it, as can those who don’t want Him to be. The term is useless. Do away with it:

“Obama is not someone who gives people free healthcare. You’re thinking of Jesus.”

Fourth, Jesus didn’t give “free” healthcare. Each of his miracles required work on the part of the recipient. The blind man had to put mud on his eyes. The lepers had to bathe in the river. The woman had to reach out and touch his cloak. The possessed man had to approach him, as did others. Even the dead girl was commanded to “arise.”
On the other side of the coin, Obama doesn’t provide free healthcare either. It comes at a cost. The Affordable Care Act is administered by the government, not the President. And very few citizens get it “free.”

“Obama is not Jesus.”

Much more accurate.

Posted by: inforodeo | July 14, 2013

Zimmerman Not Guilty

I am frustrated with those whining war-mongers who want to turn everything into a race issue.

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Posted by: inforodeo | July 3, 2013

Pro-Abortion Activists: Soldiers of the Destroyer

Only a few weeks after the grotesque trial of an abortion doctor who murdered living babies by snipping their spines with scissors, anti-abortion activists are chanting “Hail Satan”, telling a politician they hope his daughter gets raped, and having small children hold signs that say, “If I wanted the Government in My Womb I would F*** A Senator!”

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Posted by: inforodeo | January 15, 2013

Rodeo Reply to “Why I Raise My Children Without God”

I was working on homework today and made the mistake of reading a CNN iReport titled, “Why I Raise My Children Without God.” I’d hoped to avoid any distractions while I suffered through several pages of research on terrorist organizations. In the post, the author lists several reasons why she has chosen to raise her children to not believe in a higher power.

I like that we have freedom of speech in our country. I am also deeply grateful to God for helping me get through the roughest places in my life, and feel I have an obligation to defend Him and those who believe in Him to the best of my ability. I don’t agree with the things the author said in the post. I think that less damage is done to raise children to believe and then to let some fall away later … than to raise them not to believe and have them continue indoctrination as adults.

While I feel it is appropriate to allow all people to voice their views, I am in disagreement with the author of this iReport. I have maintained the headings of each section, and written my own comments beneath each. I have tried not to personally attack the writer, and offer my apologies if it comes across that way. This post will be a little different than most InfoRodeo posts because I am expressing my true beliefs rather than dancing around in some conspiracy.

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Posted by: inforodeo | November 12, 2012

More Thoughts on Same-Sex Union

A friend of mine posted a quote on a social networking site today that said, “Denying another group of people equal rights because of your religious beliefs is still bigotry.” 

It looks like that argument is not going away any time soon.

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Posted by: inforodeo | November 5, 2012

Why The Lesser Evil Doctrine Makes Sense

Who cares if the captain wears a different brand of shoes? If the ship is going down, there is nothing admirable in refusing to bail it out.

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Posted by: inforodeo | August 5, 2012

Sikhs Are Good Americans

This morning’s shooting in a Sikh temple reminds me of the morning of September 11th, 2001, when I was working with Sikhs in a major U.S. City.

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Posted by: inforodeo | July 26, 2012

Despite Aurora, Guns are Still Necessary

Arguments about firearms are one of the topics that first got me started on this blog. Since that time there have been a few political scares, some terrible tragedies, and the cost of weapons and ammunition has gone up and down. There have been intelligent comments from both sides as well as a lot of bull.

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