Saturday, September 26, 2015

Papal thoughts

Re the wonderful papal mass at MSG it would have been such a nice touch if that great cantor got to sing the Prayer of St. Francis.  I have a somewhat more positive view of Francis after his trip to the States although he needs to get off the climate change.  What's up with Boehner?

Thursday, September 17, 2015

The Muslim clock kid

As you all know by now 14-year old MUSLIM HS student Ahmed Mohamed of MacArthur High School in suburban Dallas TX was arrested for bringing a homemade electronic clock to school to impress his teacher.  Clock resembled a bomb in a Bugs Bunny sort of way yada yada, folks got offended yada, anti-Muslim sentiment yada yada, Muslim organizations issued statements yada and Zuckerberg and Obama chimed in.  Irving Police Chief Larry Boyd said the boy's religion had nothing to do with the school's overreaction and of course the Council on American-Islamic Relations or CAIR disagrees.  OK everyone take a deep breath and count to 20.  After much thought I tend to agree with the police chief after all we live in the age of Columbine and Virginia Tech and Newtown and none of the players in those tragic events was Muslim as I recall.  On the other hand with ISIS recruitment being so successful and the lone wolf thing maybe this did have to do with a certain faith system at least a little, maybe a tad-cubed.  Perhaps Mr. Ahmed is too young to fully absorb the wisdom of IT IS WHAT IT IS.

Saturday, September 05, 2015

Now why would you wanna rile old Huckabee up?

The case of Rowan County KY clerk Kim Davis and her biblically rooted refusal to license gay couples could be an episode of "Modern Family."  Federal Judge Bunning says she'll remain in jail until she complies.  What is this Cuba?  It reeks of an eerie and creepy totalitarianism.  Even the first gay couple to get their marriage license in that somewhat hostile county didn't want to see her go to jail.  Why not start with a fine and see how it goes?  Maybe Rosie O'Donnell can waterboard her:)

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

President Obama plans on some male bonding with Bear Grylls

President Obama plans to spend a few days in the Alaskan wilderness with reality-tv star and outdoor guy/survivalist Bear Grylls and he's doing this to throw a spotlight on the issue of climate change. You know this is why Trump is still surging in the polls - he doesn't talk about issues that most or many people don't care about but plugs into practical everyday bread-and-butter issues like immigration. Climate change imo is a kind of left-wing intellectual issue, a pet academic subject of theirs that tolerates no dissent and the average Joe or Mary ain't all that jazzed up about it to be honest. I myself can't get into it either though I'm told I should care and if the polar bears disappear tomorrow well the seals will be happy about the development. The question on everybody's mind though is will Bear Grylls drink Obama's urine?