Thursday, January 14, 2010

Who said the mainstream media is liberal?

I thought this was telling

With all the hoopla surrounding Glenn Beck, I decided to start watching him the past few weeks. I hadn't seen him since his days on CNN. I have to admit, he's pretty scary. I'll give his detractors a little credit to calling him a demagogue, but pretty much most of what he says is fact so I can't give them any credit for calling him the "Misinformer of the Year." Watching him creates a big fear in me though. One, if what he implies about various Washington people is correct, then I fear for his life. Two, similarly, if what he says is correct and they don't take option one, I fear they will try to discredit him via his Mormonism...hopefully, neither occurs.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Best of 2009

Last year I didn't find as many songs as usual. My list for the year only includes 89 songs, that is a bit anemic for me. Anyway, here is the list of songs I got this year. I'm sure there are a few that came out in previous years, but I didn't get them until this year. If you don't know every single one of them, where have you been all year....? =)

(click links to see videos)
Funnest to sing together with kids = Handlebars - Flobots
Best lyrics = The Good Left Undone - Rise Against
Favorite Techno = Feel Your Love - Kim Sozzi
Favorite song not on the list because I couldn't find it = Crush Me

Song Artist
1, 2, 3, 4 Plain White T's
3 Rounds And A Sound Blind Pilot
Already Gone Kelly Clarkson
Angel On My Shoulder Kaskade
Another Day (James Doman Remix Extended) Sophia May
Audience Of One Rise Against
Battlefield Jordin Sparks
Beat It Fall Out Boy Ft. John Mayer
Boom Boom Pow (Clean) Black Eyed Peas
Call My Name (Thomas Gold Remix) Morgan Page
Chemistry (Radio Version) Velvet
Crimewave (Crystal Castles Vs. Health Remix) Crystal Castles
Day 'N' Nite Kid Cudi
Day 'N' Nite (Crookers Remix) Kid Cudi
Dead And Gone (Clean) T.I. Ft. Justin Timberlake
Do You Remember Jack Johnson
Don't Trust Me (P.O. Clean Edit) 3oh!3
Echo Gorilla Zoe
Electric Feel MGMT
Evacuate The Dance Floor Cascada feat. Carlprit
Feel Your Love (Original Mix) Kim Sozzi
Feel Your Love (Original Mix) Kim Sozzi
Fireflies Owl City
Forever (Radio Edit) Milk Inc
Friends and Love Nicholas Hooper
Genesis Justice
Go On, Say It Blind Pilot
Good Morning Planetarium Falling Up
Handlebars Flobots
Heartless Kanye West
Heartless (Cover) The Fray
Hot (Club Mix) Inna
Hot (Radio_Edit) Inna
I Buried A Bone Blind Pilot
I Did It For Love BoA
I Got It Gorilla Zoe Ft. Big Block
I Gotta Feeling The Black Eyed Peas
I Hope They Get To Me In Time Darius Rucker
If Today Was Your Last Day Nickelback
If You Knew Chris Lake Ft. Nastala
I'm Not Over Carolina Liar
Imagination (Kaskade Club Remix) Jes
Infinity 2008 Guru Josh Project
Infinity 2008 (Klaas Remix) Guru Josh Project
Keep Hope Alive Crystal Method
Kiss Me Back Kim Sozzi
Let The Feelings Go ( Radio Edit DRM ) Anna Grace
Lollipop (Instrumental) Lil Wayne
Love Drunk Boys Like Girls
Love Story Taylor Swift
Major Tom Shiny Toy Guns
Modern Times (Chriss Ortega Mix) Steve Forest Ft. Marcus Pearson
My Flow So Tight Jump Smokers
Nothing Better The Postal Service
On The Wing Owl City
One Day Matisyahu
One Red Thread Blind Pilot
Open Ur Mind Jason Nevins
Oviedo Blind Pilot
Paint Or Pollen Blind Pilot
Paper Planes M.I.A.
Papparazzi Lady GaGa
Party In The USA Miley Cirus
Poor Boy Blind Pilot
Rehab Rihanna
Right Now (Na Na Na) Akon
Shake It Metro Station
She Wolf Shakira
She Wolf Shakira
Shooting Star David Rush
Smooth Criminal Buzz Cuts
Smooth Criminal (Acoustic) Michael Jackson
Smooth Criminal (Dance Remix) Michael Jackson
Step One Two Kaskade
Strawberry Avalanche Owl City
Sugar Flo Rida Ft. Wynter
Take Me On The Floor The Veronicas
The Bitter End Blind Pilot
The Fear Lily Allen
The Motions Matthew West
The Story I Heard Blind Pilot
Things I Cannot Recall Blind Pilot
Two Towns From Me Blind Pilot
Vanished Crystal Castles
White Horse (Whelan & DiScala Club Mix) Sarah Mcleod
Who We Are Ryan Calhoun
Wildcat Ratatat

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Somethings not right here...

I saw this originally mentioned on a BCC post, but didn't think it was going to get much traction. I'm starting to see it posted in a lot of other places. What is wrong with this?

Well, besides the obvious such as not allowing LDS women into his meetings, or even restricting the attendance at all. I can't put my finger on it exactly, but something definitely bugs...

Tired of Sunday School?

Be honest, sometimes Sunday School can be boring. I blame this more on the audience than the teacher frequently. I know that Marisa and I feel like we have to "pull ourselves back" from making too many comments. Yet, at he same time we feel obliged to comment more to feel the void. Then, when comments are given, they are too bland. From what Marisa says, this happens especially in Relief Society. Too often the comments are about others and not often enough about ourselves. Applying the scriptures, to ourselves, HONESTLY and openly is a sure fire way to bring in the spirit. For another take on the whole correlation processes, its intents, positives and potential negatives, read this interesting article from the blog By Common Consent.

BTW, for those of you that are entirely against the correlation department, try to come up with a program that can be dispursed across the entire world, in many languages, for all doctrinal experience levels, for all teaching experience levels, applicable to ages 12-120, prepare and organize it in a reasonable amount of time by a reasonable amount of people, and in a way that will keep both local influences and speculative ideas from being taught as doctrinal.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

First post of the decade

Where are we headed...? Hopefully, not down the road to socialism.

Here is a sweet clip showing the famous socialist proving grounds of Detroit. All though I believe that some socialists truly have the good of mankind as their end result, you can't deny two things in my opinion: 1-power can't go very far with humans before becoming corrupt, 2-due to human nature, socialist policies kill motivation and drive.