Planks ‘n Logs
Here’s a L.A. Times story: Thousands of “Christians” all over the state are holding fasts and prayer vigils, day and night, fasting and praying. And here’s their prayer: “Dear God, please, pluuueeezzze, remove equal civil rights from some of my fellow Californians by passing Pro. 8, and so keep those people second class citizens forever and ever, world without end, we ask this in Baby Jeeeeeesus name, amen.”
I’m sorry, but what these good folks should be praying is something like this: “Dear God, please, pluueeezzze make me worthy of your love by removing the plank from mine own eye before I spend endless time looking for the mote in my neighbor’s eye, world without end, amen.”
I’m sorry, but I think the world would be a better place if certain religious folks spent more time looking to the state of their own souls and less time trying to deny equal protection and equal rights to their fellow (civil, secular) citizens.
Oh, Dear, Maybe
KVEC radio talk-show host, David Congalton, used to say that the endorsement from the Tribune was automatically the kiss of death to any candidates. I guess he was referring to post election results that seemed to indicate such an observation, more times than not. (Not a statistically accurate observation, but more of a Daveian droll comment.) Now I see that the Tribune has endorsed Maria Kelly and Marshall Ochylski for the Los Osos CSD. I got a flyer in the mail recently that made it look that they were running as a slate. Given the history of Los Osos and “slates” of candidates, I could only think that maybe voters would (should?) be leery of slates . . . given the history of same in Sewerville. Well, if Dave’s observation holds, my sympathies to the candidates. Actually, no matter who wins, my sympathies to them.
Block the Vote
Oh, those scamps. According to a new article by Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Greg Palast, those merry GOP pranksters are busy distracting the public with ACORN, while again working full bore to cage and or purge newly registered democratic voters and deter new voters, especially if they're likely to vote democratic. And lord knows what’s still up with the various electronic, paperless voting machines, ripe for hacking.
Yes, it’s a rerun of the Ohio vote wars. At www.rollingstone.com/issue1064 American politics at its finest and what happens when a nation remains closely divided, locked in and reluctant to get off their butts and actually go vote in full numbers, thereby leaving the voting results close enough to steal, and/or not caring for the past few years to see to it that our looney voting procedures, rules and methods were standardized, secured and fixed. I mean the problems started showing up 8 years ago. Enough time, you’d think?
So, remember, on election day, vote early, vote often and get your dead Uncle Harry to the polls as many times as possible. Apparently, that IS the American way.