Thursday, September 25, 2008

Living with Vinh isn't THAT bad

At first I was a bit worried about moving into Vinh's place. Things seem to be going pretty well, although I could use more room in my bedroom for my stuff and my computer is a little bit worse for ware.

Source. (Makes how Garth used to live look like an operating room!)

Monday, September 22, 2008

I was having lunch today... (Hell in a Handbasket - HIAH)

CNN was on. A pastor of a cultish thing near the mighty missisip was being interviewed. His ministry has been searched due to an investigation of sexual abuse (minors).
"In an interview Monday, Alamo spoke of the allegations with a mix of denial and defiance, saying he never promoted sexual abuse but that he believes there's a mandate from the Bible for young girls to marry.

"In the Bible it happened. But girls today, I don't marry 'em if they want to at 14-15 years old. Because we won't do it, even though I believe it's OK," Alamo said.

In an AP interview on Saturday, he had said that for girls having sex, "consent is puberty."

Source. Through Google News. Tried searching for it on CNN. Palin, Palin, Palin... no creepy dude who thinks that the bible is literal and that if the hormones of young girls start to change then its open season on a rape'y type of marriage.

Not that I expect much from CNN, but should this at least be reported above the No Gas or the snake stories (which, for the keen observer, was reported before the one about 9 Iraqi dead?)

Awesome article about the Palinator

"Pray for the construction of the $30 billion natural gas pipeline, Palin told them. Pray for the military men and women overseas, "that our leaders, our national leaders, are sending [U.S. soldiers] out on a task that is from God. That's what we have to make sure that we're praying for -- that there is a plan and that that plan is God's plan."

Later, senior pastor Ed Kalnin -- with Palin standing at his side -- spoke about tapping into Alaska's natural resource wealth to fulfill the state's destiny of serving as a shelter for Christians at the end of the world.

"I believe that Alaska is one of the 'refuge states' -- come on, you guys -- in the Last Days," Kalnin said, raising his arm to underscore his point. "And hundreds of thousands of people are going to come to this state to seek refuge. And the church has to be ready to minister to them."

Read it here.

The democrats could point out the fact that her religious upbringing does not "sit" with America (just like Obama's didn't), but the GOP will claim that they are picking on her children.

And.. well.. her religious upbringing appears to "sit" with America more than I want to admit.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Cool Google RSS reader attached to my Blogger dashboard

I like the subscription thing that Blogger has added. (which apparently is just the Google Reader)


I'm spending 30 minutes a day doing research around why I think we are all going to hell in a hand basket. Mostly political messes, but not exclusively.

Anywho, couple of fascinating developments in the Palin-ator's quest. Here and here.