Monday, January 24, 2011
Sunday, August 03, 2008
Yeah, I know keep saying I'm going to blog, but this time...this time, I'm gonna try and actually do it again.
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
I was never really all that religious, but I always had a conceptual belief in a higher power until a few years ago when I just couldn't reasonably accept the universe as it is with the notion of some kind of cosmic super being behind it all. It just makes no sense to me. Oh, and currently I am allowed to believe in the lack of a deity.
Alas, people keep popping up who wanted to remake this country into a place that is ruled by their theocratic vision where I must hide my beleifs. People like Huckabee who says:
"[What] we need to do is to amend the Constitution so it’s in God’s standards rather than try to change God’s standards,"
How are the "strict constructionists" going to feel about a candidate who wants to reconstruct the Constitution?
Why must we suffer these flat worlders and their agenda to turn back the clock to the Dark Ages? Seriously. This is what they want and if you believe otherwise, you're fooling yourselves. These people believe that the world was created 6000 years ago with either dinosaur bones pre-planted in the ground or vegetarian dinosaurs that lived along side man (the Flintstone Age). Speaking of vegetarians, they believe that all animals, prior to Noah's Ark, were vegetarians as well. Lions and other predators only became carnivorous after the ark.
They want to teach these things in school as their version of science. Perhaps Mr. Huckabee would like it to be a constitutional mandate.
Thursday, April 19, 2007
Okay, so I've been gone awhile. But I have a really good excuse as I am a high school theatre teacher with a pregnant wife who is about to burst and a 21 month old son who just had a lens successfully implanted into his eye. Needless to say, I am exhausted, but I still care about the world!
The really good news is that the school year will be over in a month or so and I will be taking my teacher vacation for June and July to stay at home with the family, work on my novel and, yes, blog about the many many problems we have here, both in Arizona and the world (Arizona being the breeding ground for serial killers, lizardmen and highly dangerous dust devils which will buffet you to the very core of your being).
So hang in there! MX23 will be back and better than ever. Should you be in the Phoenix area next fall, you can come by and see my post-apocalyptic retro-Scottish version of Macbeth. It should be a bloody good time!
Wednesday, January 03, 2007
You can always depend on this laughing wackjob to incite his followers with some ridiculous proclamation. And then you can depend on the MSM to report his insane inner voice conversations with what he believes to be a deity of some sort. Why do people keep paying attention? Do the people at AP think its funny and like to show this guy off as a kook or is it part of the continuing effort to keep people ever fearful?
I'm going with the ever fearful public. It's not that there are a lot of people who believe that Robertson speaks with a deity. It's that when people who do not read very much or just skim the news or who think the news woudn't report it if it weren't true see the word "Terrorist" in print, they worry.
Why is the news reporting about a terrorist attack? Is there going to be a terrorist attack?
What if Robertson really does talk to God?
Will the terrorists come and get me here in Omaha or Fontana or Concord or Tallahassee?
Why won't Pat tell us more?
Why's he holding out?
Maybe I should watch the 700 club?
Doesn't the president talk to God, too?
Why's he holding out?
Why won't God talk to me?
Doesn't God think I'm a nice guy?
What have I done to God?
Why's he holding out?
Why doesn't God just kill the terrorists for us if he loves the U.S. so much?
Why does the press feel it necessary to publish insane predictions of insane no-accounts?
So many questions...
No really good answers today except to not be afraid and not live in fear.
Sunday, December 31, 2006
I just noticed today that my UID on DKos is 24. I was reading through a diary where people were making an issue of such things and, while I really don't care a whit, I found it amusing that I was the 24th person (a mere 21 people beyond Kos) to sign up on that site. But I really haven't done much with my seniority there. I should be an elder statesman after all this time and yet, well, I'm still just a dabbler.
Life keeps getting in the way of my blogging. I'll try to do better in 2007 (but I have a baby girl on the way and I'm directing 30 students in A Midsummer Night's Dream, so I make no promises of prolific punditry).
Thursday, December 21, 2006
Once again that time of year has arrived when the days shrink and the nights grow and Wishy, the NODWISH owl, gives up his hunt of small rodents to bring good cheer to the masses of people who need a reason to celebrate that has nothing to do with the birth of a deity that is just a coopted Saturnalia designed to make pagans think they should worship someone else.
So here's hoping Wishy brings you everything you want this year and gives a lot of good cheer to soldiers soldiering where they ought not to be and refugees from a long past storm who should be at home to welcome Wishy with nog and acorns but are not.
Be good to one another and when the owl stops by, don't shush him away. He just wants to say hello.