This week should be fascinating, what with the new Veteran death panel talk, @mccainblogette on The View, Chuck Todd gettin’ cold yelled at about Blackwater, the reality show dude who killed his ex allegedly committing suicide, and the continuing debate about what constitutes a “right” in America.
Well, here are my predictions as to what will make the news, along with some just plain interesting, cool, or weird linkage.
- The Lutherans are letting in teh gays in committed relationships, so WTF is the wrong with the rest of us? “Under the new policy, individual ELCA congregations will be allowed to hire homosexuals in committed relationships as clergy.” Seems to me that if the Lutherans can accept it, and Iowa can accept it, then maybe the rest of the US can quit getting its panties in a bunch about relationships that don’t concern them.
- Texas is in the education news again. Well, allowing a Bible study class to become a mandatory elective I could kinda let slide – it is an elective after all – but, revisionist history?! I THINK NOT! “Texas high school students would learn about such significant individuals and milestones of conservative politics as Newt Gingrich and the rise of the Moral Majority — but nothing about liberals…”
- Oh, hey, here’s HR 3200 in case you haven’t read it yet.
- And, here’s the science behind finding all those undecided voters to sway with political ads.
- Community organizers are so useless, and are such troublemakers ;): “…the middle class is very thin,” said a 38-year-old graphic designer who in 2004 helped found an undercover nonprofit group that recruits potential political leaders. ‘We need to grow, strengthen that. Most democratic countries have a broader middle class. It is the only way to go forward.'”
- This quote says it all: “‘When a woman walks into a gun store and says she’s looking for a weapon for her own protection, there aren’t going to be a lot of questions,’ the chief said.”
- OMG, people are test firin’ missiles again! 😉
- A medical student spends 10 days in a nursing home: “’As a doctor, my job is to help patients live the life they want to,’” she said. ‘And if they’re in pain, you have to say ‘That’s O.K. if you want to spend your time in a wheelchair.’ For me that’s such a different place to be. Because I hate this chair. It still startles me that that’s the choice.’”
- 5 medical tests that could save your life – Cardiac CT angiography, virtual colonoscopy are worth the time.
- Mmmkay – “Until recently, most Americans traveling abroad for cheaper non-emergency medical care were either uninsured or wealthy. But the profile of medical tourists is changing. Now, they are more likely to be people covered by private insurers, which are looking to keep costs from spiraling out of control.”
Best health care in the world, eh?
- Oh, hey, Mike Huckabee visited Israel and said there is no such thing as a Palestinian. Just so you know. Oh, and it’s ON TAPE, BABY!
- Here’s the ‘scary’ booklet the VA used to hand out until recently….boogedy boogedy!
- Finally….FOOD PR0N!