Category: Engel’s Angle

How do you know if a politician is lying?

How do you know if a politician is lying?  Their lips are moving! I’m sure we’ve all heard this joke before. While we all recognize that exaggeration can make good comedy, this particular statement tells a lot about our society….


What is wrong with our country?

Over the last two decades that I’ve paid attention I have heard many people describe what is wrong with our country.  Some of them I agree with, others I don’t, but I believe all of them have missed the point.  I believe all of them to one extent or another have described symptoms of our…


Disgusting!

That’s what I feel about the reporting of the Arizona tragedy.  The shooting is bad enough, but the blatant self-serving self-promotion of many politicians, pundits and “reporters” is enough to make a vulture vomit! It’s bad enough that we’ve come to expect our political class to twist and spin any event to advance their agenda,…


Land of the Free, Home of the Brave?

Like many Americans, I find our National Anthem a powerful and moving song, even if it’s lyrics are often a stumbling block to the singer. Most of all, I am captivated by the last two lines of the first stanza: O say does that star-spangled banner yet waveO’er the land of the free and the…


Seeing Through A Glass, Darkly

While our country was started in the midst of many words, the core and the spirit can be boiled down to a few words from the Declaration of Independence: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among…


Money in Washington Pt.2

Whose money is it anyway? If you ask the political class this question, they will, of course, tell you it’s your money they’re using. But is that how they treat it?…


MISSING THE GUEST OF HONOR

By Dr. Michael A. Halleen “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews?” (Matthew 2:2) There’s a story that has become legend in a small Minnesota town. I can’t vouch for its truth, only that people tell it as though it really happened. It seems that the retiring mayor was to…


[Reprint] A Cowboy Named Bud

I got this via email and I thought it was worth posting…   A cowboy named Bud was overseeing his herd in a remote mountainous pasture in California when suddenly a brand-new BMW advanced toward him out of a cloud of dust.. The driver, a young man in a Brioni suit, Gucci shoes, RayBan sunglasses…


Money in Washington Pt.1

While I’ve been listening to political discourse for a while, some of what has been coming out of Washington lately is enough to make me blow a gasket.  …


Thinking about Anne Rice’s lack of faith statement

I recently saw an article telling that author Anne Rice has “quit being a Christian”.  After reading the post, it made me think.   “I quit being a Christian.” “I’m out. In the name of Christ, I refuse to be anti-gay. I refuse to be anti-feminist. I refuse to be anti-artificial birth control. I refuse…