Tuesday, January 20, 2009

And Hugo Chavez is a d-bag, too.

Abroad, Many Hope for ‘New Chapter’ (NY Times)

In Caracas, Venezuela, reactions to the inauguration included a range of emotions. “I felt immense envy,” said Daria Carmona, 60, a secretary at a school products company. Why envy? “Envy,” said Ms. Carmona, pondering the word for a few seconds, “because we do not have a president with the capability of leaving power in such democratic fashion.” ....even as Mr. Obama was being sworn in, the police were using tear gas in Caracas to disperse antigovernment protests on Tuesday.

Yeah, you heard me Hugo. This is what a real revolution looks like.

Xander Harris is such a d-bag.

200 years after it went off the air, I 'm still catching up on my Buffy. And yes, Xander Harris is big-time d-bag crazy-pants. Someone should kick him in the funny business.

I hate to ruin the mood...

...but he's only a man.

Do not put your trust in princes, in mortal men, who cannot save. When their spirit departs, they return to the ground; on that very day their plans come to nothing. Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the LORD his God, who remains faithful forever.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Politics? Here!?!*

*Because the other blog is dead. Sorry.

The more I hear about Roland Burris, the more I like the man. While it sure looks like Blagojevich's days as governor are numbered -- even if he's corrupt as hell -- he still made a fine choice for the junior Senate seat of Illinois.

It's a shame that Blagojevich's appointment looks like a decoy to steer the news cycle away from the facts of the scandal, but the country's in too much of a mess to wait until its justice system can sort out the Governor's guilt or innocence. Let Burris take the seat, and let the Senate get down to business.