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Miley Cyrus: Miley Cyrus smokes “salvia” – latimes.com

By idaflo | January 8th, 2011 | No Comments » 

Old fashioned stylish womanMiley is a commodity; always exposed to and exploited by – marketers, handlers and ambitious show-biz parents who “know people”.

Miley Cyrus: Miley Cyrus smokes “salvia” – latimes.com.

I ran into these folks (on a much SMALLER scale) when I worked in a Bridal/Prom gown shop. Saw firsthand the whole “little girl pageant” thing. We didn’t specialize in this, nor did we even stock for it, but they still came looking for some mighty skanky stuff…and left frustrated.

Some women are lifers. If  THEY didn’t “make it”, they try to have their daughters become this “thing”.

Meanwhile Dad defers or checks out, becoming an ‘arm ornament’ who pays the bill.

It’s mighty bloodless – when a life becomes a product.


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From Darkness to Divahood | Robin of Berkeley

By idaflo | January 1st, 2011 | No Comments » 

Robin of Berkeley is my favorite (former liberal and now conservative) warrior, honest and exposing Truth…even as she seeks to deepen her understanding of her new Christian faith in God.

I post her often.  I will continue to do so, as her writings continue to emerge.

God bless you Robin.  You are a gift.

From Darkness to Divahood | Robin of Berkeley.

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“Narnia Invaded” by Steven D. Boyer

By idaflo | December 1st, 2010 | No Comments » 

Narnia InvadedI appreciate the insights Steven Boyer shares in his article.  Again we see that  sometimes the medium does not serve the message.
Like so many families, we loved reading The Chronicles of Narnia, both together and as individuals, thus the movies were eagerly anticipated. The boys hoped they would be as good as the films of Tolkien’s books had been.
But both Narnia movies left all three of our sons frustrated, even angry. I texted them recently and asked for more details as to why… “was it because they sacrificed the story for the sake of special effects?” Read More »

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Obama and the Evil Squatters

By idaflo | October 13th, 2010 | No Comments » 

American Thinker logoBy Robin of Berkeley (at American Thinker)

“God is dead,” according to the existentialist Nietzsche. He might as well have been talking about Berkeley, California.

Think I’m exaggerating? Take a trip out west and spend a few days on Telegraph Avenue. Then wander over to the downtown area, Shattuck and University. If you’re really the daredevil, do so after dark, when the mean streets look positively Kafkaesque.

When I say God is dead in Berkeley, I don’t mean just that parts of the city look like a hellhole. I’m referring to the militant anti-God vibe. While Berkeley has always had its atheists, a shift has….(continue here)

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We Don’t Need No (Leftist) Education

By idaflo | October 13th, 2010 | No Comments » 

By Robin of Berkeley at American Thinker

hippie playing guitar

We don’t need no education

We don’t need no thought control

We don’t need no thought control

No dark sarcasm in the classroom

Teachers leave those kids alone. . .

All in all, you’re just a

Nother brick in the wall

– Pink Floyd, “We Don’t Need No Education”

David Horowitz is one of those rare people who change lives. I know, because he changed mine…(continue reading here)

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The Last Best Hope

By idaflo | September 25th, 2010 | No Comments » 

It comes our way via Ben Howe at RedState.  Watch it.  Pass it on.

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The Forgotten Man – Jon McNaughton

By idaflo | September 8th, 2010 | No Comments » 

From John McNaughton. A message set in art, makes a powerful point.

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Krista Branch Day at IdaFlo

By idaflo | September 8th, 2010 | No Comments » 

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The Screaming Burqa

By idaflo | September 7th, 2010 | No Comments » 

burka veiled-women-of-afghanistanI have discovered that in a congregational setting, for those congregations who have a “bully network”, this network has two parts. Part one is of course those who engage in the bullying.  Part two is the rest of the congregation, that overwhelmingly sits by, mute, as whoever is being bullied, gets “the treatment”.  I believe both sides are equally culpable. Yet I feel the greatest disgust for the “part-two” folks who know better, but refuse to act because they fear being bullied themselves. And so they watch, always behind the cloak of “not wanting to cause trouble”.  Dysfunctional cowardice.

One of the most popular pieces of advice they gave to seminarians’ wives while we were at the seminary?

“Just be yourself”.

These pictures are dedicated to all those women out there, who have discovered that that piece of advice can get you into a whole HEAP of trouble… Read More »

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Facebook Alternative Diaspora Launches September 15

By idaflo | August 28th, 2010 | 2 Comments » 

Diaspora team of four guysFrom Mashable:

Diaspora, the much-hyped open source alternative to Facebook, will release its code to the world on September 15, but promises that its creators are just getting started

Earlier this year, Facebook (Facebook) was embroiled in controversy after it made significant privacy changes. Users didn’t like having more of their information public, so they revolted. (continue reading HERE)

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