Wednesday, March 18, 2009

The Squirrel's Nut Cache - 3/19/09

The Nut Cache - a collection of recent things I found interesting, or amusing, or noteworthy.

I'm going to have to watch this; for laughs, if for no other reason. Mark Driscoll and "Hookers for Jesus" founder Annie Lobert on one side, Deepak Chopra and "Bishop" Carlton Pearson on the other, debating the existance of Satan on Nightline. Wow.

I must admit that I've always had a fondness for vampire stories. I guess I watched the old 1931 Bela Lugosi classic film as often as it was on tv when I was a kid. (I used to love "Monster Week" on WTBS.) So, this story caught my eye. Then I found this and got a good laugh.

Looks like Brittney Spears' father knows the right advice to give his daughter. Here's hoping she gets it! (You know, an hour of Bible reading each day isn't a bad idea for any of us.)

We all know that moral standards a falling at a precipitous rate, but it seems that certain women in the UK are looking to "get lucky" in more than one way.

Here's another story about the level of sexual depravity we, and our kids, face every day. This is the student newspaper at the school I went to; the school my daughter attends now. But there is hope.

This story from Fox News just reminds me that God can smite us any time He wants.

Our current economic meltdown is a prime example of what happens when government interferes with the free market. And the same people who brought us Fanny Mae and Freddy Mac want to run our healthcare system? Here's a reason from the UK why we don't want that.

In case we hadn't alread figured it out, socialists have a problem with wealthy people. The Wall Street Journal gives us more links between Obama and radical, leftest economists. Margaret Thatcher once said, "The propble with socialism is that you soon run out of other people's money." It's going to be a long four years.

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Joshua Cookingham said...

Uh, Sqiurrel?

Two of the links don't work.

Anyway, I'd love to see the debate between Mark and Deepak. I definately think it's no contest.

Shinar Squirrel said...

Thanks, Joshua. I fixed one, but couldn't find the other...

The Squirrel

Jeff said...


You're up to 4 regular readers now, so keep it good.

Julie said...

Wow. There were a couple links I wasn't sure I should check just now, with kids in and out of the room, but I have to say I was floored by the attitude shown in the 'getting lucky' crowd. How very selfish!

My sister used to work with a program that taught abstinence. Even totally discounting God's promises, blessings, and warnings anyone who can read knows that a "traditional" family is far and above the best environment for raising kids.

The casual attitude of, "Oh, my biological clock is ticking, so an 'accident' would be just fine," is tragic. Just fine for whom? So selfish.

Shinar Squirrel said...


I try very hard not to link to anything inappropriate. I try to screen carefully. If you ever follow one of my links to something that you find inappropriate, please let me know.

And, yes, I think the "get lucky" girls are very selfish, but that is a society wide problem. "It's all about ME and what I want," is the prevailing attitude (2 Timothy 3:2-5)

The Squirrel

Julie said...

Oh, I know you wouldn't link to something nasty, but there are things I'm not ready to explain to a little 7 year old who can read just well enough to sound out "Hookers for Jesus" :0)

Shinar Squirrel said...

I admit, I looked real hard at that site before I posted the link


The Squirrel

Aaron said...

Before I was a real Christian, I was sexually promiscuous. These people have no idea what they are talking about. Men who are out to get some know exactly what woman wants when she intentionally avoids having a man use a condom. There is a well known radio talk show host in CA (not Howard Stern) who promotes promiscuity. It's clear to everyone that when a women doesn't want to use a condom that she wants one thing.

And when you are in a long term relationship, your odds of going "bareback" are 100%. If you don't practice self-discipline in abstinence, you certainly wont be disciplined enough to use a condom. And I never, ever went to be screened for STDs beforehand. Disciplined casual sex is an oxymoron.

Sexual promiscuity has an effect on men too. I became what I despised. When I was young, I hate the "players." When I got to college I became one. You ultimately treat and think of women as a "Score" rather than as a person to be cherished and loved. And, if you don't have morals that tell you that sex before marriage is wrong, you certainly wont have morals that tell you to stick to one woman (and I didn't). As the case with Brisol Palin shows us, a man will not pay for the milk when he can get it free elsewhere. There is a heavy price to be paid for casual sex.

Shinar Squirrel said...

I think what struck me most about the "get lucky" story was the level of acceptance of sexual promiscuity among the girls. In my youth, guys were much more casual about sex than gals. Now, the girls are just as promiscuous as the guys. It’s evidence of our culture’s sliding further into debauchery.

The Squirrel

Aaron said...

what the get lucky article reveals is that their sexual and romantic relationships have not brought them true happiness. Now they have no idea about getting a true mate so they'll settle for a child in hopes that it will give them their elusive happiness.