Much has already been written about Tea Party candidate Christine O'Donnell's Republican Senate primary win in Delaware over establishment candidate Representative Mike Castle, a moderate on most issues. And the analysis seems to be clear- there is no middle ground left in the Republican Party for any "middle of the road" approaches to governance or reaching out across the aisle for voices of moderation.
I knew very little about Christine O'Donnell until yesterday, other than she is a protege of the famous half term former Governor of Alaska, the one and only Sarah Palin. And until it was brought up on the Rachel Maddow Show last night, I didn't know just how strong Ms. O'Donnell's religious convictions were- she is a Christian fundamentalist, and it's her right to worship as she pleases....this is America, where we are all equal before God, unless we are gay, lesbian, or face Mecca when we pray.
Christine O'Donnell believes in total abstinence before marriage....no sex please. OK, if that's her belief, so be it. But she takes it one step further; there should be no sex....well, you know.....with yourself. To be upfront, I already used the obligatory Seinfeld reference on Sue's blog. You know; the "Master of My Domain" stuff. I can't let that opportunity for a wisecrack get by.
But then I was reminded of another voice from the past when "the issue" was talked about - in a manner of speaking. Enter the famed gossip columnist and rock critic for L'Osservatore Romano- and later The Vatican Enquirer, the legendary Father Guido Sarducci.
Father Guido has some pretty upfront views about the meaning of life, the nature of sin, what is waiting for us in "the afterlife", and what God will do when we finally meet Him. And it all comes down to this....life is a job.
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Real journalists continue to lose their jobs as newspapers cut staff in record numbers. And while this is happening hucksters like Glenn Bec...
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Its called "Useless Trivia and Mindless Rants". That's because I adhere to the principle that you can't please everyone, nor should you try to please everyone....so before anyone else rips this blog for being a waste of time or having faulty logic, I thought I'd beat them to the punch, and zing just a bit of self deprecating humor into the title....hey, some people think that's an endearing quality.
Seriously....I hope to entertain and maybe inform, and even teach the reader about a few subjects. And don't be alarmed by the political trappings you may see here. I'm upfront about my political beliefs and affiliations, but I don't wear my politics on my sleeve, and have and always will refuse to be locked into a rigid dogma. This is not really a political blog; its just disguised as one.
My model is probably CBS SUNDAY MORNING, a magazine format. I'll talk about news, sports, TV and films, about music, literature and pop culture, and about the famous and the infamous....and about some people who are out there trying to make a difference in a world that seems to get just a little tougher everyday.
Oh yes...there will be some politics as well.
So pour a cup of coffee, cut a piece of cheesecake.....and stick around for a few minutes.
Occupation- If you believe my conservative friends, I'm a pinko commie socialist out to destroy the very fabric of America's core beliefs.
Liberals think I'm an old school moderate Democrat, and that a guy my age needs to get his hair cut more often.
Just put away that broad brush....
I'm just a "Blue Jersey Guy" who happens to "Bleed Scarlet".