Thursday Picks ~ 10-27-2016

Picks Thursday

This is some stuff I found helpful, challenging, interesting, or amusing today that I think may enrich your day as well...

Good interview with Jen Hatmaker…

The politics of Jen Hatmaker: Trump, Black Lives Matter, gay marriage and moreJonathan Merritt
Image courtesy of Jen HatmakerShe has voiced strong political opinions on her Facebook page and took time during her multicity “Belong Tour” to criticize Donald Trump. Here, we discuss her political views, and Hatmaker does not hold back. The interview was edited for length and clarity…


No Such Thing As Prominent ServiceDarryl Dash
CC BY 2.0, LinkInstead of declining the prize, he has simply declined to acknowledge its existence. He hasn’t issued a statement or even returned the Swedish Academy’s phone calls…

I don’t know why Dylan has refused to acknowledge the prize. He has been, as the Times says, “hard to interpret, both as a person and as a lyricist.”

I do know, however, that his example does me good…

While it’s nice to be encouraged and recognized, it’s not essential, and it’s not a measure of success.


Here’s a great article on Yahoo News about Evan McMullin, why he’s running, and why it matters…

Is Evan McMullin’s presidential candidacy just a protest, or something bigger?Jon Ward
McMullin faced plenty of fears when considering late this past summer whether to launch a quixotic campaign for president. He felt strongly that conservatives had to have an alternative to Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. He felt, as many #NeverTrump conservatives did, that Trump was unfit for the office. And he strongly opposed Clinton’s big-government liberalism. But the consequences of becoming a candidate himself seemed enormous.

“I’m not wealthy. It is income. It is future. It is reputational. It is all those things,” McMullin said. He left his job as a senior policy adviser on Capitol Hill to the fourth-ranking House Republican, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash.

“It’s gone,” he said of his fledgling career in Republican politics, which was less than three years old. “I can’t go back to the Hill.”…

In the event that McMullin does win Utah, “We’re not going to just say we did a good job and move on,” Searby said. “There’s a very real possibility that a new party will be formed out of this effort. I think that’s the most important possibility that’s sitting on the table.”…

Bill Kristol, the Weekly Standard’s founder, told me in an email that McMullin’s candidacy “could be harbinger of something big.”

“Or it could ‘just’ be a statement on behalf of principle and decency,” Kristol wrote. “Either way, it’s a good thing.”…

[Juleanna] Glover, the former Cheney aide, said that one of the reasons she’s been willing to lend an unofficial hand to McMullin’s campaign is because she is “in admiration of him for standing up to do this.”

“He’s doing it at no small personal cost. I find that type of bravery moving, and I’m glad to support it,” she said.


Sherlock: Series 4 – Coming in January!


It’s fun being the “Happy Winner”…
Alice Takes On More Work - Dilbert by Scott Adams
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