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D’s Platform Dumps God, Jerusalem

The Democrats moved “forward” during their Charlotte convention by removing a key member of their party from its past platforms. There is no room for God in Mr. Obama’s coronation party. In fact, the Democrats removed any reference to God from their platform as approved by Newark, N.J. Mayor Cory Booker, according to an ABC report. Gone with God, is Jerusalem, another word not mentioned in the Democrat’s political arrangement. God appeared in the Democrat’s platform verbiage as late as the 2008 convention, where the apparently divisive, in the view of Democrats, phrase “God-given potential” appeared/Examiner.com. More here. (AP convention photo)

Question: Does this mean that the GOP is more godly than the Democrats?

Shock Player: God Said To Start Fire

A pro football player who leapt from his burning third-floor apartment in Liberty Lake Thursday said he started the blaze with a marijuana blunt because God told him to, authorities say. Kevin Marcus Ellison, 25, a starting linebacker/defensive back for the Spokane Shock arena football team, initially told firefighters that he’d been smoking in bed, but evidence collected at the scene didn’t match that explanation, said Spokane Valley Fire Marshal Kevin Miller. Ellison was arrested during a follow-up interview at Deaconess Medical Center where he was being treated for smoke inhalation. “We were looking for smoking materials,” Miller said. “We ruled out any accidental cause”/Nina Culver, Meghann Cuniff & Jim Meehan, SR. More here. (SR photo)

Question: Do you believe Ellison that God told him to start the apartment fire with a marijuana blunt?

Hucks Poll: God Isn’t In Quake, ‘Cane

  • Monday Poll: 112 of 148 respondents (75.68%) said that God doesn't send earthquakes, hurricanes, & other natural disasters to chastize politicians & countries for improper behavior. Presidential candidate Michele Bachmann had joked that God sent an earthquake and Hurricane Irene to East Coast to wake up the country's politicians. 32 of 148 respondents (21.62%) said God does use natural disaster to wak people up. 4 (2.7%) were undecided.
  • Today's Poll: Would you be willing to pay $110 for your student athlete to help pay for his/her high school's sports programs?

Letter: Cartoonist Should Apologize

In today’s SR letters page, Rich Yokel/Spokane Valley penned the following complaint re: the Wiley Miller Non Sequitur cartoon above: “I did not find the Non-Sequitur comic funny in the Tuesday (July 13) issue of the newspaper. I found it an offensive blasphemy. God does not have a wife, and when He rested, He saw all that He had made was very good, and it is blasphemous to make a joke that anyone criticize His work. The author should apologize to the Christians who normally enjoy The Spokesman-Review and refrain from creating cartoons of this nature.” (Click on cartoon to enlarge it.)

Question: What do you make of the cartoon?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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