ORU & The Senate Inquiry: Some Thoughts

December 11, 2007

The inquiry by Senator Grassley’s comittee reminds me strangely of what Swails, Brooker, Brooker, & Richardson did in releasing the contents of Cantese’s document about improprieties by Richard & Lindsey. There are no actual allegation or accusation by the Senate committee that precipitates this inquiry, and it’s strangely coincidental that they have targeted all Word of Faith teachers. Further, although I don’t know the law, it strikes me as highly irregular that a senate committee would begin investigating the tax-compliance of select organizations without IRS involvement or specific and stated cause(s). Of course there may be genuine cause, and it is a bit eery that the more flamboyant preachers of the bunch (Hinn & Dollar) are resisting offering up their information.

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“I’M NOT TALKING UNTIL I’M GOOD AND READY!”

December 6, 2007

Whether it’s a negotiation tactic or whether they just weren’t given enough time, Benny Hinn, along with Creflo Dollar, are refusing to meet the senate committee’s deadline for information.  According to the TulsaWorld.


SIN JAWN’S

December 5, 2007

Or St. John’s as the atlas would have it.

A beautiful December morning.

Sin Jawn’s Morning

My mother sent me this photo. Unfortunately I have no idea who took it. Lovely though, isn’t it?


HAPPY HANUKKAH

December 5, 2007

…from the young and squeaky-clean Adam Sandler.


WGA STRIKE: UPDATABLE…

December 5, 2007

Over at UnitedHollywood.com, this comment was found…

Legal columnist Nancy Prager makes an interesting observation: ‘When you watch content for free via BitTorrent, and the companies don’t get paid, it’s piracy. When you watch content for free via the companies, and the writer doesn’t get paid, it’s promotional.'”


ORU LAWSUIT: PAT ROBERTSON…

December 5, 2007

He was reportedly interested in “options” for ties.  But today he says that ORU’s gonna be okay.

Key Quote: “Robertson said the team reported that ORU’s assets would enable the school ‘to restructure and recover from this temporary setback.'”


WGA STRIKE: WHO YOU CALLIN’ GREEDY?!

December 4, 2007

The writers, who are striking, who are not working, are holding a food drive during the next three days of the strike – for SOVA, a local food bank serving 4,500 poor and homeless families a month.