Friday, March 30, 2012

A Tale of Three Pities

'Tis yet another year worthy of reflection.
The 2012 elections will not change very much
in the U.S.'s current policies. Many of the
better politicians have retired, died, or
were redistricted out of reelection's realm.
("Better" would equal integrity, intelligence,
concern and effort.)

Human nature (reality) really doesn't often
there are the brave, they are few;
there are the needy, they are many;
there are the greedy, they are too many....

Thereby hangs the tale.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

U.S. President or Pastor in Chief?

--Is that the question? To hear various aspirants
for the presidency, one can only wonder. Vying for
votes by appealing to our heartstrings' spiritual
longings is a morally bereft tactic for many reasons:

(1) None of the candidates on either side of the aisle
is an expert theologian, even if they're acquainted with
The Bible and are church attendees. Fame, power and
ambition are their more readily understood motives/expertise.

(2) We have presently REAL, tangible problems right here,
right now, which are the proper province of the elected.
It's obviously much easier to rile up emotions than to
knuckle down and fix this nation's ills. --Red herring,

(3) The hubris of (1) added to the bait and switch politics
derided in (2) don't describe devout or moral public
figures--figure they'll ever find that out about themselves?

But we will. We want to cast our votes for an intelligent,
informed, concerned candidate for U.S. President,
not a Pastor in Chief.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Limbaugh Sponsors Rush Away!

Here's to you, AOL! Apparently, Rush Limbaugh's
over the top trouncing attack attempt on Ms. Fluke
only redounded back on him. Even if he had a legitimate
point buried under all that hostility, all that one
remembers is the name calling delivered by vitriol.

Several sponsors are leaving Rush out on a limb, sort
of. Why is anyone surprised? He's always been quite
the little hater, but this last volley was just too
much; even those who might agree in principle had
to back away, some publicly.

The Pill IS mostly about preventing contraception
(-thank goodness!). But it also has been prescribed
for other medical reasons to promote women's health.
Rush doesn't care about that or very much else. Maybe
he will lose (at last) some of his following, 'tis a
consummation devoutly to be wished, as Shakespeare

Civility may yet have a chance. Here's hoping that's
no fluke!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Here at Home: Sorrow and Sympathy

More than 35 souls have lost their lives in this
week's pre-Spring harrowing of multiple, multi-state
tornadoes. Heartening, though, are the many stories
of strangers and family helping however they
can, the finding of loved ones and things.

Let's all rejoice in the "Remains of the Day", in
that we remain. Let's take good care of ourselves,
and each other, and keep on deriding every evil and
stupid thing we discover or recall.

My best to you all.