Sunday, January 24, 2010

And verily I say unto you; go forth into the digital wilderness...

The Pope has decided that Catholic priests need to catch up with the modern digital world, so he is encouraging them to start blogging.   I guess next we'll be hearing from the other Christian sects about "Blogging for Jesus", and "What would Jesus blog?".


The POTUS and the Democratic Party are still all butthurt about the MA elections; Obama has decided that what they need for the November elections is better campaign management, and better spin doctors.  I'd like to make a novel suggestion (to both parties): how about just doing your job, and trying to do a better job of representing your constituents?  I realize this is sort of heretical idea, but it just might work.  I get annoyed by people who go to more trouble to make you think they're doing their job rather than putting some of the effort into actually doing their job.

"The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop."
-P.J. O'Rourke

"There ought to be one day-- just one-- when there is open season on senators."
-Will Rogers


China claims it has nothing to do with cyber attacks on Google.  Yeah, right, pull the other one, it's got bells on.  The Chinese may loan us money, but they are not our friends.  I'd be willing to bet that most of the cyber tomfoolery is directly sponsored by the Chinese government.
The Chinese government does not like its citizens unlimited access to information; education is the worst enemy of totalitarian governments.  Back in the days of the cold war with Russia, they had the same attitude to copying machines.  All Xerox machines were registered with the government, and records were kept concerning what was being copied.  Wouldn't want information to get spread around too much among the peasants, you know.
Our government, however, will probably just go along with the farce, since I doubt anyone in our government will have the stones to actually disagree with them. If they do, it will be in the form of a stern reprimand; that'll show 'em!

Teddy Roosevelt once said "Speak softly and carry a big stick."; the current motto seems to be "Walk softly, and be ready to bow. "


 A tape that claims to be from bin Laden has surfaced in which it is claimed that Qaida is behind the Christmas would-be bomber.
In the first place, I'm not really sure bin Laden is still alive; I wouldn't be surprised if we found out he got killed years ago and is just being held up as a figurehead.
In the second place, if they are the ones who recruited that incompetent ball-burner, then they are really slipping.  Hopefully they will train more of their bunch like him.


Got looking over the list, and it isn't the most cheerful thing I've ever read.  Must be because of the mood I'm in today.

         "Sittin' On The Dock of the Bay" by Otis Redding
         "Ferry Across the Mersey" by Jerry and the Pacemakers
         "The Gallery" by Joni Mitchell
         "Ain't Even Done With the Night" by John Mellencamp
         "Homeward Bound" by Simon & Garfunkel
         "Red, Red Wine" by Neil Diamond
         "In My Time of Sorrow" by Marianne Faithfull
         "Willow Weep for Me" by Chad And Jeremy
         "Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town" by Kenny Rogers
         "It Was a Very Good Year" by Frank Sinatra

The last two in the list:

This is a blast from the past; most people these days wouldn't even recognize Kenny Rogers from back when he was in The First Edition.

Another classic; this one seems to get better and make more sense the older you get...


terri said...

Mellencamp - LOVE that song.

And as for priests blogging... I can't help but think that it's not going to give the Catholic church a shot of energy or anything. I personally find it hard to go to my church because the priest has no ability to drawn in an audience. He sounds as if he's reading straight from an encyclopedia half the time. If he can't do it from the altar, how could he do it in the written word?

meleah rebeccah said...

These titles are hilarious

"Blogging for Jesus", and "What would Jesus blog?".


I love me some Frank Sinatra!

BobG said...

Terri: he might actually do better; I've seen a lot of people who can write fairly well, but are a basket case when it comes to actually speaking to a crowd.

Meleah: I imagine there are quite a few amusing titles that could be used.
Sinatra is still a classic; I enjoy quite a few of his, but then, I'm a little old-fashioned in some ways.

meleah rebeccah said...

Im old fashioned in some ways too. I think that's a good thing.

James Higham said...

I'd like to make a novel suggestion (to both parties): how about just doing your job...

Which includes stepping down as President as he is not eligible.