Thursday, December 08, 2011
Wednesday, December 07, 2011
Tuesday, December 06, 2011
I Really Don't Care
That said, I do agree with many of the insights in this piece, and at the end of the day, its a freakin' football game. If there is a god, I doubt he cares about the outcome, but if Tebow wants to make a show of his faith, so what? And if other players want to mock his piety, again, so what?
Sunday, December 04, 2011
Kentucky Church Shows Its True Color
A small Pike County church has voted not to accept interracial couples as members or let them take part in some worship activities.
Sheesh, wonder what the pastor's vestments are? White robe and hood??
In early November, Thompson proposed the church go on record saying that while all people were welcome to attend public worship services there, the church did not condone interracial marriage, according to a copy of the recommendation supplied by the Harvilles.
The proposal also said "parties of such marriages will not be received as members, nor will they be used in worship services" or other church functions, with the exception of funerals.
Thankfully, the community at large is critical of this repugnant stand.
Saturday, December 03, 2011
Hey! My Canary Is Dead!!
Arctic air temperatures were higher – about 2.5 degrees F (1.5 degrees C) higher in 2011 than the baseline number for the previous 30 years – and there was a dramatic loss of sea ice and glacier mass, the scientists said in a telephone briefing. With less bright ice to reflect sunlight, and more dark open water to absorb it, the Arctic’s changed characteristics are likely to feed on each other and accelerate.
While I'm not comfortable in saying every prediction has come to pass, I am confident in asserting that nearly every prediction for what global warming will entail has come, or is coming to be. But since it might mean a few less coin in the Koch brothers' pockets, we cannot do anything about it.
Friday, December 02, 2011
A Club of Liars, Demagogues and Ignoramuses
They lie. They cheat. They exaggerate. They bluster. They say one idiotic, ignorant, outrageous thing after another. They've shown such stark lack of knowledge -- political, economic, geographic, historical -- that they make George W. Bush look like Einstein and even cause their fellow Republicans to cringe.
"When did the GOP lose touch with reality?" wonders Bush's former speechwriter David Frum in New York Magazine. In the New York Times, Kenneth Duberstein, Ronald Reagan's former chief-of-staff, called this campaign season a "reality show," while Wall Street Journal columnist and former Reagan confidante Peggy Noonan even spoke of a "freakshow."