Friday, August 29, 2008

Yes, it's true

I'm sure you have all been reading everything you can about Gov. Palin.

I've seen lots of comments from all sides. Knee jerk comments. People in disbelief. People laughing. People crying. Who is this person? Why did John pick her?

Do not underestimate Ms. Palin. She may very well be a formidable opponent. In her short two years as governor, she has already established a reputation of reform and fighting corruption, especially in the Alaskan republican hierarchy. She has left quite a trail of bruised and bleeding people in her wake. She is the most popular governor in America if you can go by approval ratings.

Republicans see her as a refreshing change. I see her as still more of the same. Even with her short record of reform. There are still many reasons that she is completely ineligible for the office of Vice President of the United States and represents the same republican dogma that we have seen forever.

She is vehemently anti-choice.
She has a very spotty record on the environment.
She is married (literally and figuratively) to the oil industry. Good or bad?
She is unabashedly anti-gay marriage rights, though she has stood up for same sex benefits.
She believes creationism should be taught in public schools.
She wants to gut social security.
She has no stance on foreign policy.
She has no stance on free trade.
She has no stance on immigration.

Aside from that, as late as last month she had no idea what a VP does on a daily basis.

Second in line to the highest office in the land? That scares me.

McCain - Palin ??

Could it be true?

There's a web site:

There's a private jet from Alaska to Ohio reportedly containing Palin and others:

ABC news reports that Palin is still in Alaska. What does that mean?

Palin is a very conservative young Republican governor of Alaska. She has served for two years. And is already embroiled in some controversy regarding abuse of power.

I guess we'll find out later today who McCain's running mate is, but Palin seems to be rising to the top of the rumor mill.

8 years of GOP leads to drop in income

Personal income in largest drop in 3 years

NEW YORK ( -- Personal income fell in July by the biggest drop in 3 years after surging the prior two months because of $90 billion in economic stimulus payments.

The Commerce Department said Friday that individual income decreased by 0.7% in July after a 0.1% jump in June and a 1.8% increase in May. Economists polled by were expecting income to fall by 0.2% in July.

The sharp decline in personal income was the largest drop off since August of 2005, when personal income plunged by 2.3%, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

from CNN . . read more

Thursday, August 28, 2008

So do you see Jesus everywhere?

I am convinced that if we want to see something in random patterns we will. Remember the virgin Mary? She has appeared in water stains under a bridge, on burnt toast, and even on light reflected on a building's windows. Well, now this guy from Texas has found Jesus on the back of a moth. Take a look for yourself.

I don't know. It looks an awful lot like Mohammed to me.

(edited to add) Of course, it could also be Dorothy, from the Wizard of Oz.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Another Man of the Cloth living a lie

This one is a real good one. A pastor in Australia told people for two years he was battling cancer to hide an addiction to pornography. Sad but true.