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God Answered You, Asshole

So that pastor in Florida, Terry Jones, who was a lot funnier when he was in Monty Python, is planning on burning some copies of the Koran to commemorate 9/11. He’s got a reason. And that reason is that he’s a Dickhead. I heard a clip of an interview with the man replayed on Democracy [...]

Comments That Make Me Happy

I’ve had “a week,” as people say, so I haven’t focused much energy on B&E; in the past few days. I still don’t have much to say, so let me turn to people who say things in the B&E; comments section instead. For reasons probably having to do with Google, several old posts seem to [...]

Wonder Who Administers His Page

So I do a bit of dabbling in the social media. Just dabbling. I admit that I’ve been won over by the charm of Facebook, or at least the charm of some of the people with whom I’ve reconnected on Facebook. This whole “fan” thing has me a little confused. I actually had to join [...]

My Footprints in the Sand

One night I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Lord.Many scenes from my life flashed across the sky.In each scene I noticed footprints in the sand.Most of the time there were two sets of footprints. During the low periods of my life,when I was sad or lonely or debauched,and during the eight [...]

So That Didn’t Happen

Long-time readers may remember that a friend’s mom predicted the end of the world in April 2009. All that work on the underground bunker, all the prayers getting ready for the Rapture, all that time I spent skipping my 2008 taxes… wasted. Totally wasted. My friend’s mom better have a good goddamn reason for being [...]

The Mets’ New Archbishop

Catholics aren’t generally known for their flexible stances on positions. They’re remarkably consistent, which is something I both admire and admonish. I agree sometimes (no war and no death penalty), and I disagree sometimes (no choice and no gay marriage). But the positions themselves are longstanding and immovable. Not so, it seems, with baseball loyalties. [...]

Gee, That’s Too Bad

Because the missus hails from Scotland, we’re having a constant discussion about when we might move there. It’s a “when” conversation, not an “if” conversation, but the “when” does a lot of shifting about depending on our lives here, the economy, her family, my family, etc. And even though winding up there seems inevitable, we [...]

Broke States

California is about to layoff 20,000 state employees, facing a $4 billion shortfall. Kansas is delaying mailing tax refund checks and may not be able to make payroll this week. My Kansas friends’ Facebook statuses have been almost all something along the lines of “[name] hopes to receive a paycheck on Friday.” My mom gets [...]

So That’s How It’ll Be in This Administration

The Chronicle of Philanthropy is taking a page out of the New York Post‘s playbook and tossing off suggestive headlines: Obama reportedly taps young pastor to lead ‘faith-based’ efforts. And why shouldn’t Obama tap that pastor? He’s a hot 26-year-old, Pentecostal thing. He speaks in tongues, baby. Rowr…

Heathens Is Fine

Even with our constitutional division of church and state, we get a lot of God talk in these pompous, circumstantial, governmental events. If a politician didn’t end a major speech with, “…and God bless the United States of America,” it would probably be politically sacrilegious, or sacrepoligious, as the kids call it today. So it [...]