Monday, December 29, 2008

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Atheists For Christmas

Laura Miller put it best:
Our contemporary, semi-secular Christmas is... a collection of everything yearned for: warmth, plenty, peace, family, conviviality... the holiday is a fantasy, but there are times when a fantasy is exactly what you need.
Happy Holidays everyone!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Something's Shocking

I don't consider myself naive. But I saw this and my jaw dropped and I did a literal double take and I had to read it several times before it sank in:
Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich of Illinois was arrested on Tuesday morning and charged with corruption, including an allegation that he conspired to profit from his authority to appoint President-elect Barack Obama's successor in the United States Senate, prosecutors said.
Really? It's like they aren't even trying to uphold any semblance of propriety any more. Might as well put it up on eBay or Craigslist: "Senate seat for sale. $500,000 or best offer." Another great big "fuck you" from our elected officials.