November 25, 2006

Assorted Saturday musings

I am not a fan of James Dobson, as everyone knows. I thought this quote from Dick Army was instructive:
"“Dobson and his gang of thugs are real nasty bullies. I pray devoutly every day, but being a Christian is no excuse for being stupid. There’s a high demagoguery coefficient to issues like prayer in schools. Demagoguery doesn’t work unless it’s dumb, shallow as water on a plate. These issues are easy for the intellectually lazy and can appeal to a large demographic. These issues become bigger than life, largely because they’re easy. There ain’t no thinking.”

Now we find that Dobson has dropped Ted Haggard and won't be assisting in his "restoration." I can understand this, but here is how this supposed man of God answered a pretty basic question:
"KING: How's he doing?
DOBSON: I don't know. I haven't talked to him since it happened."
That's right. Not only does he not want to be involved in the process he says is Biblical, but he hasn't even talked to his supposed friend to find out how he is doing after Haggard's world came undone. With friends like this.....


Is it just me or has the recent election completely changed the dynamic about Iraq? Democrats haven't changed how they talk about it, but now Republican after Republican are saying that it is unwinnable and a horribly managed war. That kind of honesty might have been better served a few years ago. But then you had to defend what is clearly Cheney's policies. Or he would shoot you in the face.

Speaking of Cheney, and I don't have the link handy, but he was evidently not in the know on Rummy's firing and was very upset by it. Daddy Bush's friends coming in means one thing--and that is that Cheney is now on the periphery. Daddy doesn't like Cheney, which makes his choice as VP something out of Freud for Junior. But now, it appears that James Baker might invite Dick to go dove hunting.


One last thing. Amazing game in Austin yesterday and now, of course, the OU/OSU game has meaning beyond the rivalry. I can't stand Colt McCoy (or any of the Longhorns) but also loathe Texas A&M which seems to offer "applied fascism" as a degree program.

The hit that took McCoy to the hospital was borderline but within the game. Seemed like the defender used the top of his helmet in that hit, but I can see how those things can happen in the flow of the game. The hit before that, however, when McCoy was taking off his chin strap after throwing his last interception was not within the flow or rules of the game. The A&M defender was ejected, and from my limited perspective, should not be allowed to play football again. At any level.

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