Saturday, September 19, 2009
I have been invited to become part of the team here on “Man With the Muck-Rake’s” blog. I want to take this time to say how honored I am to be included with the fine intellectual writings of this group.
Good Luck to us all with our future endeavors of keeping this country on course per our Founding Father’s visions.
Lewis Carrol wrote in the chapter "A Mad Tea Party", the Mad Hatter's famous riddle: "Why is a raven like a writing desk?" When Alice cannot solve it, the Hatter admits he does not have an answer himself.
They [the government] will say exactly what doctors said about my 21-year-old daughter: "She may not really have a quality of life. She may not walk or talk or feed herself. But then again miracles happen." The "then again, miracles happen" part of that will be left out of the conversation. And I will not be able to see my daughter's 21st birthday, where I can reflect with her how miracles do happen. Because really, as I was told at the beginning of her life: Well, what kind of quality of life is she going to really have? I don't know, but that's for God to decide, not the government.
All this, obviously preys on the fears of people taken in by talk of "death panels" and other nonsense. Nothing in the proposed bill says anything about euthanasia. "All of the reform proposals being debated include provisions to cap out-of-pocket expenses, end exclusions for pre-existing conditions, and eliminate limits like our friends' annual $250,000 cap on coverage."
The last time I heard Glenn Beck talking about his daughter it was in the context of the gun debate. At that time I thought he was a bully. Now, after a bit more exposure to him, I still think he's a bully. What's your opinion?
Do you find the behaviour of Glenn Beck is morally reprehensible? Or, do you think he's sincere in what he says? I think that's the key question. If he does this just for the ratings, he's a moral criminal, in my opinion. If he's sincere, on the other hand, he's just another misguided person who happens to have a huge audience.
Please let us know what you think?
Friday, September 18, 2009
Frank Lay, principal of Pace High School in Pace, Florida, and school athletic director Robert Freeman are accused of violating a consent decree banning employees of Santa Rosa County schools from endorsing religion.
Prayer in public school promoted by the principal. Were this Afghanistan, Iran or Saudi Arabia there would be no issue at all. Of course the 'principals' of those Taliban/Muslim nations would lead the children in prayers. Why not?
No doubt the odd American religious right have their panties all in knots over this issue in Pace High School. The oh-so righteous fundamentalists 'believe' that ours is a Christian nation and, as such, Christian prayers are not only permissible in school, but necessary.
Odd stuff. Odd people. But, you already know this.
Thursday, September 17, 2009
As I write at this early time of the morning, my body believes it is nearly mid-day, European time. Let me not dilly-dally and get directly to the point- Europe is a socialist state. At least Switzerland, Germany and France. Very much socialists.