Monday, October 4, 2010

400-408 – Kenny Luck, Founder and President of Everyman Ministries (, Men's Pastor at Saddleback (, and author of his latest book that releases tomorrow (Oct. 5) entitled SOAR : Are you ready to accept the power?, is teaching at the Full-Day Risk Conference at Bel Air Pres this coming Saturday, October 9, from 8am to 4pm.  The cost is $55, which includes breakfast, lunch, a conference workbook, the book Risk, and the God's Man Workbook ( 

• Andrew Romano and Tony Dokoupil, Newsweek (9/20/2010) Men's Lib:  To survive in a hostile world, guys need to embrace girly jobs and dirty diapers. Why it's time to reimagine masculinity at work and at home.  The cover of the 9/27/2010 reads "Man Up!  The Traditional Male Is An Endangered Species.  It's Time to Rethink Masculinity."

• Jesse Ellison and Jessica Bennett, Newsweek (9/20/2010) Who Needs Men? We Do.  Let's call a ceasefire on the "battle of the sexes"—the New Macho is good for women, too.

• Joshua Alston, Newsweek (9/20/2010) For Black Men, Goal Remains the Same:  And that is educational and professional success, not pursuing 'manly' careers.

• Glenn Stanton, Focus on the Family Insight () Newsweek and the "Man Problem".

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644-656 – Bob Tyler, General Counsel of Advocates for Faith and Freedom (, (888) 588-6888), gives us an update on where Prop 8 is right now in federal court and an update on their current case against James Monroe Middle School in Albuquerque Middle School, where on September 22, the Principal stopped 15 students from participating in the annual "See You At the Pole" event, citing "the separation of church and state."

• Coming up next Saturday night, October 16th, at the Nixon Library in Yorba Linda is Justice 2010, the annual fundraising gala to benefit Advocates.  I'll be the guest speaker, and Ron Prentice, head of both the Prop 8 Campaign and the California Family Council, will be the emcee, and we'll no doubt work together in the live auction as well.  It's going to be a fun night for a great cause!  For more info, go to

• AP (10/2/2010) Today's kids can't tie shoes, do laundry.  What are you surprised your kids can't do?  Can do?

• LA Times Blog (10/4/2010) Ominous new Gallup findings for Democrats: Blacks still love Obama, others not so much.

The good news for President Obama is his popular support among blacks is holding steady at 91%.

The bad news is no other group of potential voters likes him that much.

In fact, 29 days before his first midterm elections, the Democrat's approval ratings remain mired below 50%.

A new Gallup Poll this morning finds his approval rating for September was 45%, almost the same as August's 44%. Obama's not exceeded the crucial 50% level in a single month so far this year.

Since Obama's name is not on any ballot Nov. 2, the proportions of Americans who like or dislike the fellow on Oct. 1 of a midterm election year shouldn't matter, in theory. However, history indicates otherwise.

Presidents with approval ratings below 50% at midterm time see their party suffer substantial losses in its congressional membership, regardless of how much explaining and blaming the president attempts in the campaign leading up to what becomes, in effect, a referendum on the president.

And since Democrats currently hold substantial majorities in both the Senate and House of Representatives, they have substantially more seats to lose. A switch of 39 House and 10 Senate seats would give control of both houses to the Republicans for the first time since they lost it in 2007 after 12 years of GOP majorities.

Democrats (79%) and liberals (75%) still like Obama a lot.

But after that, his approval percentage goes to the deep south. Support among even young people is down: 57%. Hispanics: 55%. Moderates: 54%. Unmarrieds: 53%. Easterners: 52%. Women: 47%. Midwesterners and Westerners: 45%.

Men: 43%. Southerners: 41%. Independents: 40%. Marrieds: 39%. Seniors: 38%. Whites: 36%. Conservatives: 23%.

Amazingly, among Republicans Obama still manages to hold the support of 12%.

-- Andrew Malcolm

• Jonah Goldberg (10/3/2010) Can I Have A Receipt With That?

• Jonathan Adler (10/4/2010) Kagan's Court Debut: Will the new justice have much effect on what could be a sleeper term?