Monday, December 20, 2010

400-408 – • USA Today (12/20/2010) Many skip Christmas' religious aspect.  What's your favorite Christmas tradition that keeps the Christ in Christmas?  What have you done to help you stay focused on the Lord during all the busy-ness?

• YouTube (12/13/2010) THE DIGITAL STORY OF THE NATIVITY.   2.33 million hits as of 330pm Monday 12/20/2010.

• Accuweather (12/20/2010) Rare Total Lunar Eclipse for the US Tonight.  The last lunar eclipse on the winter's solstice was December 21, 1638 – 372 years ago.

413-423 – Calls.  Hand out tracts at the mall.  Letisha in Northridge brings homemade cookies to her cul-de-sac.  Another caller buys breakfast for military personnel at a restaurant near Camp Pendleton. 

• Mary Fairchild, Ways to Keep Christ in Christmas.

428-437 – Calls.  Grant watches the Charlie Brown Christmas with his nephews.  Another caller buys heart-shaped ornaments and each family member "gives their heart to Jesus" when they hang it on the tree.

443-452 – Calls.  A Hispanic caller said she's going to be continuing her family's tradition of putting up the empty manger on December 1, and then the baby Jesus is placed in the manger on Christmas Eve.

458-508 – Ken Ham, President and Founder of Answers in Genesis (, author of many creationist books and articles, and curator of the high-tech Creation Museum near the Cincinnati Airport, and soon to be one of the partners in the "Ark Encounter" Theme Park in Kentucky (

• Wilfred M. McClay, WSJ (12/17/2010) Rebuilding Noah's Ark, Tax-Free: Kentucky offers incentives to a "Biblically correct" theme park, controversy ensues.

The ministry has already established a Creation Museum in nearby Petersburg, Ky., that has proven a major tourist attraction. Ark Encounter, a more commercial enterprise, plans to offer an array of animals to serve as ark-dwellers, a 10-story Tower of Babel, a recreation of a first-century Middle Eastern village, high-tech simulations of Old Testament stories, and a petting zoo. Designers say that every detail, down to the construction techniques of the Ark itself, will plausibly reflect the biblical account.

• Brian Fitzpatrick , WND (12/18/2010) Noah's ark coming to Kentucky: Full-scale replica will anchor theme park near Cincinnati.

// Under an incentive program designed to bring more tourism revenue and jobs to the state, the Tourism Development Act, Kentucky is providing a rebate of 25 percent of tax revenues generated by the park for the first 10 years of operation.

Ham said the park plans to employ 900 people, and another 14,000 jobs will be created by hotels, restaurants and other businesses expected to spring up to cater to the massive number of visitors.

"People are making false claims" that the state is subsidizing the park, said Ham. He said Ky. Gov. Steve Beshear "looked very carefully at the plan to make sure there were no problems with church-state separation." //

• Gallup (12/17/2010) Four in 10 Americans Believe in Strict Creationism.  Belief in evolutionary origins of humans slowly rising, however.  Biblical creation 10,000 years ago, 40%.  Theistic evolution, 38%.  Atheistic evolution, 16%.

512-523 – Ken Ham,

528-539 – Ken Ham,

544-554 – Ken Ham,

• YouTube, Bill Cosby on Noah's Ark.

558-608 – What's your favorite Christmas gift of all time and why?

612-623 – Calls

628-639 – Calls

644-656 – Calls

• Love To Know, Top Selling Toys of All Time.

•• Andrew McCarthy, NRO (12/19/2010) Republicans Still Haven't Learned: No real tax cut, lots of deficit spending: You call that a deal?

• USA Today (12/20/2010) Obama to sign 'don't ask' repeal this week – may hold news conference. Calls from military members: What are your thoughts on this decision? What do you think the practical impact will be?

• Tony Perkins (12/20/2010) DADT Defeat Doesn't Mean Conservative Surrender.

• Robert McDowell, WSJ (12/20/2010) The FCC's Threat to Internet Freedom:  'Net neutrality' sounds nice, but the Web is working fine now. The new rules will inhibit investment, deter innovation and create a billable-hours bonanza for lawyers.  Mr. McDowell is a Republican commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission. 

• Robert Costa & Andrew Stiles, NRO (12/17/2010) The Omnibus Falls: How Republicans defeated a $1.1 trillion bill.

• Ramesh Ponnuru & Reihan Salam, NRO (12/20/2010) The Republican Class War.

• Russ Douthat, NYT (12/20/2010) A Tough Season for Believers.

• KT McFarland (12/20/2010) On New START, Obama Needs to Trust But Clarify.  Kathleen Troia "K.T." McFarland is a Fox News National Security Analyst and host of's DefCon 3. She is a Distinguished Adviser to the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies and served in national security posts in the Nixon, Ford and Reagan administrations.