Wednesday, October 24, 2007

An Awesome State .. and an Awesome God

Amidst the destruction of the fires and the despair of the thousands of newly homeless, the people of my native state are responding quite well, thank you. This story about the relief center at the stadium stands in wonderful contrast to the descriptions of chaos at other relief centers in other disasters, and, yet is uniquely Californian (massages? Red Bull?). My favorite part:

Earl Sanders looked out of a broken-down car he called home at 11:30 p.m. Monday and saw the mountain above Spring Valley, east of San Diego, on fire.

Sanders, disabled and homeless for about a year, grabbed his cane and belongings, which were shoved inside a trash bag. He put both in a shopping cart and walked to a nearby McDonald's.

"I had to evacuate, but I had no transportation and no money," he said. "I slept on the sidewalk in front of McDonald's and asked God what he had planned for me."

About 9 a.m. Tuesday, a good Samaritan gave him $5, enough for a bus ride to Grossmont Center in El Cajon and trolley fare to Qualcomm Stadium.

At 11 a.m., Sanders, 48, arrived at the stadium, where he was given a meal, a change of clothing, a cot and bedding.

"God is working it out for me," he said, tears streaming down his face

Indeed He will. Indeed He will.

(Hat Tip: National Review's Media Blog.


Thursday, October 18, 2007

Perhaps the most adorable video ever

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Monday, October 15, 2007

Gen. Pace

I know very little about the recently retired Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, but this post makes me think quite highly of the man. Bottom line: a soldier who acknowledges that those who fell on his behalf deserve all of his later rewards is a man who truly has earned many rewards on his own.


Funniest candidate

If comedic timing were the only qualifier for the White House, Mike Huckabee would win in a cakewalk. Check out his latest poke at the Mayor.