Meh Culpa

Fandango Friday: Hang your head low

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There are days when you just want to go back to bed.

  • Blago was indicted by Patrick Fitzgerald yesterday–as if we didn’t all see that coming.
  • Coleman conceded today.  Maybe he asked his erstwhile backers to show him the money and they claimed that Bernie Madoff had run off with it.
  • Obama had his first date with the G-20 and he didn’t get a goodnight kiss. “I think we did all right,” he said.  Not really.  Many Americans don’t know that the rest of the world blames us for the  sand trap we’ve all found ourselves in, but they do.   Rightly.  We failed to regulate our financial system and we got pwned as a result. Now we’re going to have to learn to make do with less, to not being the Head Muckety Muck of the World.  It won’t kill us to reduce our exceptionalism.  We’ve been living off its insidious fruits for too long now.
  • Bristol Palin’s ex-beau, and the father of her child, thinks he and Bristol could conceivably get back together someday.  Dude, before 2012?  Ya think?
  • Robert Reich says “It’s a Depression.” Oh yeah. And in California there are predictions of 12% – 15% unemployment by next spring.  (I think I am going to move.)
  • The Guardian has posted a brutal video of a young girl being whipped (literally) by the Swat Valley Pakistani Taliban a day or two after Karzai declared rape legal in Afghanistan.   The girl in the video was punished for leaving her house with a man who wasn’t her husband. She begged them to stop beating her and just kill her. This beating was not about the religion of Islam as some may believe, it’s cultural and it’s local.  Still, it makes you want to hang your head low that there are such bad men in the world.
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April 4, 2009 Posted by | Afghanistan, Depression, diplomacy, Economy, Foreign policy, human rights, Obama, Pakistan, politics, religion | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

And now a word from our sponsor…

Not really.  Meh Culpa has no sponsor.  But even though I’m in the middle of yet another silly research thingy,  I could not fail to mention that Anglican Bishop Gene Robinson, shown on Huff-Po wearing his miter and holding his shepherd’s crook,  is giving the opening prayer at the inauguration.  Bishop Robinson is gay.  (And the letters announcing the news are color-coordinated with his miter.  I’m just sayin.’)

This calls for a celebration. 😀

January 12, 2009 Posted by | gay rights, inauguration, Obama, religion | Leave a comment

‘Tis the Season of Much Folly

These are a few of the things I’m tired of hearing (or reading) about:

  • Rod Blagojevich.  Throw away the key already!  Well, not really.  Just do the impeachment thing and let us know what happens.  We have more important items to think about, such as how a 25 year-old taken into custody at Camp Cropper in Iraq can die of a “heart attack.”  (Last instance reported Monday, December 15)
  • Sarah Palin.  The election is over.  With any luck, so are her presidential ambitions.  I’m praying for obscurity  or ignominy by 2012.
  • Karl Rove.  OMGWTFBBQ!  Didn’t Bush 43 send him back to Texas? Is Rove so desperately in need of a job that he has to go back to D.C.?  Karl, go home. We don’t want you any more, and if the Republicans had any cojones (or any sense) they’d kick you to the curb. Who helped lose the last election? You.   Sometimes vicariously, but it was still you.
  • That Obama’s cabinet picks aren’t progressive enough.  The blush is off the American Beauty before Obama’s even been inaugurated. What’s up with that? Give the guy a chance to do some real damage before complaining!
  • Rielle Hunter and Ashley Alexandra Dupre.  I’m sad for the former’s baby, but I have no sympathy for women who knowingly sleep with married men.  Especially if they exploit their, err, connections by sitting down for an interview with Diane Sawyer.  ( I have very little respect left for Diane, either. )
  • W. and Cheney.  Need I say more?  Probably. I give you:  an International War Crimes Tribunal.
  • The War on Christmas.”  Oh Bill-O, please.   Stop.  You can have your Christmas–in all it’s anti-Semitic glory.  (Gah.)  Just remember where it came from:  Mithras (sol invictus) was born on December 25, so said Emperor Aurelian in the Third Century BCE.

If I think of anything else, I’ll let you know.

Falalalala-lalalala!

December 17, 2008 Posted by | "heart attacks", appointments, Bush administration, Cabinet, corruption, Executive branch, far right, Foreign policy, Geneva Conventions, Iraq, Iraq War, liberal, religion, torture, transition | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment