Head First: November 2006

Sunday, November 26, 2006


If you overate as I did this weekend, then join me in cheerfully accepting the rebuke of the Clive:

"He that but looketh on a plate of ham and eggs to lust after it hath already committed breakfast with it in his heart."


Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Church screws the least of these...again.

According to Britain's Daily Mail,

The Church of England has broken with tradition dogma by calling for doctors to be allowed to let sick newborn babies die.

Christians have long argued that life should preserved at all costs - but a bishop representing the national church has now sparked controversy by arguing that there are occasions when it is compassionate to leave a severely disabled child to die.

And the Bishop of Southwark, Tom Butler, who is the vice chair of the Church of England's Mission and Public Affairs Council, has also argued that the high financial cost of keeping desperately ill babies alive should be a factor in life or death decisions."

I guess this isn't surprising, coming from the church that owes it's existence to the adultery of a king. I'm way uneasy about putting a decision like that in the hands of humans.

Friday, November 10, 2006

My take on the whole Ted Haggard thing...

We are all liars and deceivers. Every single one of us.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

It was political PMS.

Sorry about that last post. It was written in the haste of frustration and not altogether thought out. Mere mention of the Supreme Court would have brought my logic to its knees. I hope I'm allowed one intellectual lapse. I still hate politics.

Anyway, gredaadt posted this speech from Illinios Senator Barack Obama. The more I hear from this guy, the more hopeful I am that the left and the right can someday come to a reasonable working relationship.

It's a long post, but read it. It makes a lot of sense.

Monday, November 06, 2006

Did I mention that I hate politics?

I will be so freaking happy when this election is over. Mark my words, it doesn't matter who gets elected. No politician (or group of politicians) is going to solve this country's problems. The priority of a Republican politician is exactly the same as that of a Democratic politician-- getting into (and remaining in) a position of power. Ideologically, I haven't heard a sensible proposal from any quarter, so it really doesn't matter to me who wins tomorrow (except that Democrats always seem to raise my taxes, even though I'm nowhere near the top 2 percent). Personally, I'm hoping that the President will feel free to ask for Donald Rumsfeld's resignation after tomorrow, but that's neither here nor there.

I really don't want to seem fatalistic about it, but I can't even imagine a solution to the extreme political division in America. We can argue all day about how we became so polarized, but the question is how do we find common ground again? I'm pretty sure tomorrow's not going to offer a solution.