Various & Sundry, 9/5/13
Sorry, that’s the best I could come up with. It’s not as clever as the Bollywood remark.
North Carolina now on short list of future residences.
State Sen. Bob Rucho, a Mecklenburg County Republican and chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, said Wednesday that he hoped to use the 2015 legislative session to eliminate the state income tax, replacing it with a consumption-based sales tax to make up for the lost revenue.
The usual bellyaching in the comments, but I think this is the right approach.
Is anyone surprised by this?
The National Catholic Reporter’s Michael Sean Winters has written a meandering screed supporting Obama. He doesn’t even mention the Pope, or the Bishops, much less rebut their statements. Can you imagine Winters failing to mention Pope Francis and the U.S. Bishops if they called for action on any other issue such as immigration, guns, or for that matter a Republican-instigated war?
On the NCReporter’s main page, it has forgotten how to plainly condemn bombing. It lists some articles in favor of the bishops’ view, yet at the same time it hosts what can only be called a “diversity” of views on the topic.
In addition to Winters, NCReporter’s exclusive Jesuit “analyst” Fr. Thomas Reesewrings his hands about whether more bombs should be dropped. Fr. Reese cannot muster simple condemnation of more bombs. Reese prominently features the thoughts of William Galston, who offers a variety of justifications for the president.
So when Pope Francis, the Vatican, and the U.S. Bishops criticize Republican-led wars, or capitalist economics, pundits on the Catholic Left treat their messages asex cathedra doctrine. When these same Catholic bishops strenouously oppose President Obama’s desire to drop bombs on Syria, Catholic Left pundits start to wonder if bombs aren’t so bad after all.
Some left-leaning Catholic sites have remained consistent and oppose any military action in Syria, but even those that express opposition to the war use much more circumspect language about Obama than they ever did about Bush and his evil neocon advisers. The silence of certain alliteratively nicknamed bloggers is particularly deafening.
Some cause for hope, but then again it seems that some of these kids are upset with Obama for not being leftist enough.
I love football, but I love baseball more, and to me the game of summer will always be number one.
Of course had they played the game in Baltimore tonight it wouldn’t have been delayed due to lightning.