Superbowl Sunday Open Thread

The only thing I care about in the Superbowl this year – that some how, some way, Green Bay pulls off the win. Not that I’m a Packers fan, but my boss is a Pittsburgh fan and he’ll be insufferable if Pittsburgh wins.

Other than that…

Forget about global warming – how about the magnetic poles shift and we get gigantic storms which alter just about everything in the natural world? Interesting story here. Other than investing in canned goods and shotguns, not much anyone can do about this, if its true.

Kristol takes on Beck and other conservatives for being a bit too worried about the ultimate outcome in Egypt. I can’t say that I agree with all Kristol says – I would cut off Egypt’s military until such time as a democratic government is in place – but I do agree that this isn’t time to start setting off the alarm bells. Things will go the way they will – mostly, our job is to watch, wait, encourage genuine liberty and stand ready to defend American interests if they become threatened either by the Egyptian regime, or its successors.

Are you tied at the hip to a practice which is falling in to ever greater disrepute among the American people? Well, here’s your answer – don’t cut loose from the horrific practice; just stop reporting the abortion statistics! Always better to keep the cockroaches hidden, ya know?

Obama’s bounce in the opinion polls is over.

Mish goes in to some of the mathematical alchemy used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics in figuring out the unemployment rate. Do read it – you still won’t know exactly how its done (no one does as the BLS won’t release their methodology), but it will help you understand how easy it would be for someone to fudge the numbers, if they wanted to.

If the United States were a company, it’d be bankrupt. Which is a bit of a “no kidding” thing for those of us who are paying attention. Given this, the article is really best for liberals – but they won’t read it. So, quite a quandary.

And, remember, the Superbowl is important, but not that important:

Jesus said to his disciples:

“You are the salt of the earth.

But if salt loses its taste, with what can it be seasoned?

It is no longer good for anything

but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.

You are the light of the world.

A city set on a mountain cannot be hidden.

Nor do they light a lamp and then put it under a bushel basket;

it is set on a lampstand,

where it gives light to all in the house.

Just so, your light must shine before others,

that they may see your good deeds

and glorify your heavenly Father.” – Matthew 5:13-16