7 Quick Takes Friday (set #112)

This week: A powerful, new pro-life music video. Advertising can be good, very good. An excellent campaign called #ExploreGod rolls-out in Austin. Ten ways to get the right guy to like you. People readily sign a petition in support of Karl Marx for president. A kickstart campaign to support…   World War III (and IV and any moon war the president may want to start). A quote of the week.

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A very young mother almost aborts her daughter but didn’t. John Elefante, it turns out, adopted her baby and has used his talents to produce the story:

I am really, really impressed and pray that this video can change hearts and save lives. Here are the notes accompanying it:

Former “Kansas” lead singer and producer John Elefante is using his newest single “This Time,” to share the story of his adopted daughter’s birth, and in the process, bring some attention to Online for Life (OFL), an educational non-profit working to rescue babies from abortion so they can live to make their mark on the world.

“I can’t imagine life without my daughter, Sami, and it just breaks my heart that pregnant young women much like her birth mother, instead of choosing life for their babies, are denying them the chance to be born,” Elefante said. “If our song can in any way bring attention to this issue and encourage those who are considering abortion to choose life through options such as adoption, then we couldn’t be happier.” Visit http://ThisTimeForKeeps.com for more info.

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So much from the advertising world is in poor taste – to say the least. That is why I am always surprised to see something like this commercial from a Thai telecom company:

Spotted by Patrick Archbold

Wow, just wow!

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Jen Fulwiler was interviewed for a Christian campaign now rolling-out in Austin, Texas called #ExploreGod. Jen was a committed atheist but is now a Catholic convert and an effective evangelist. Here is what she said:

I see this effort as very positive, but it would have been a bit more ecumenical of the #ExploreGod folks if Jen were identified at least in passing as Catholic. I was thrilled however to see their website identify a Catholic Bible translation and identify it as such too. This effort is very impressive, but does have a Protestant perspective.

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This video has a lot of good advice for young women. It is Ten Ways to Get the Right Guy to Like You:

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It is worrisome how some people (that is, some liberal people) believe in change so much that they will apparently support almost anything. Certainly this is NOT all liberals, but a segment where liberalism and the poorly educated combine. Unfortunately, that is obviously a huge segment. Mark Dice again demonstrates for us:

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As proof that the above video does not represent all liberals, consider the work of Chicago’s own (quite liberal) Second City Network. They produced the following sketch which actually lampoons the above mentioned liberals. It is a hoot too:

Think people. Why <insert something ridiculous>? Because Obama!

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Quote of the week:

The entire north polar ice cap will be gone in 5 years.

Former Vice President Al Gore
December 13, 2008

(The ice pack has *grown* 60% in the last year alone. It is now the same size as it was in 1971.)


Some random thoughts or bits of information are worthy of sharing but don’t warrant their own full post. This idea was started by Jennifer Fulwiler at Conversion Diary to address this blogging need. So, some Fridays I too participate when I have accumulated 7 worthy items. Thank you Jen for hosting this project!

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