Four Quick Hits

Assorted brief non-liturgical commentary, in no particular order …

- I heard on NPR yesterday that US physicians support a public option 73-27 percent, despite AMA opposition. A college chum offers some sense in the face of anti-choice arguments.

- Who said it, Ralph Nader or Rod Dreher?

When Obama got elected, I thought that one good thing that was going to come out of having a Democrat in the White House and Democrats in charge of Congress was that Wall Street was going to have to get its house in order. Surprise! They’re no better than Republicans when it comes to this stuff. There really is one party in this country when it comes to coddling the financial sector, isn’t there?

- Don’t look now, but if you’re not an echo chamber pro-lifer, LifeSiteNews has you on the clock and the wordcount. Not only do you have to agree with everything they say, but now you have to use the same number of words and beat the shot clock.

- In between my first two meetings last night, I caught the tail end of MNF on my laptop. Amazing. One internet commentator related that some sport magazine listed the Buffalo Bills as 10th on a list of the most snake-bitten franchises of all-time. My first thought was that seemed rather low. My second was that the Bills have actually never been bitten by a snake … the python of misfortune has strangled the life out of that team.

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Todd and his family live in Ames, Iowa. He serves a Catholic parish of both Iowa State students and town residents.
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7 Responses to Four Quick Hits

  1. Gavin says:

    I’ve been saying the same thing as Dreher for years. We just have one National Socialist party in this country. The differences are just details.

    As for the prez, I don’t see why he needs to mouth off about anything besides his executive goals. Every time the man opens his mouth, he embarrasses himself, his office, and all of us. Let’s stop going to him over everything in the news. Has he made a statement about Kanye West yet?

  2. MCNS says:

    Todd, re the Bills being snakebit, did you see last night’s game against the Pats?

    Meantime, you really need to get one of these shirts: http://www.icethetics.info/blog/2009/9/13/amerks-unveil-new-jerseys.html

    Cheers, Mark S

  3. Todd says:

    Thanks for the link, Mark. I watched the first 22 minutes, and I thought they were holding their own okay. The defense bent but didn’t break and never gave Brady anything long. Two of the new OL guys were decent, and overall 2 sacks allowed before the last minute–not bad. I caught the last 3 on espn’s gameday. My daughter texted me with lots of :(‘s.

    There is a clear difference in the talent level on these two teams, but the Bills have to find a way to pull out a close upset when the opportunity presents itself.

    Yes, those new Amerk jerseys are neat. They used to have red away jerseys in the 70’s–I saw them once on reverse uniform night, but it was a slightly lighter shade–not maroon. The original team was the top farm club for the Canadiens, and I think their red was closer to the Habs, but has darkened over the years.

  4. Michael says:

    Every time the man opens his mouth, he embarrasses himself, his office, and all of us.

    Gavin, I hope you’re speaking of George W. Bush. Otherwise, you’ve demonstrated an obtuseness that is truly sad.

  5. Gavin says:

    Has he made a statement about Kanye West yet?

    HA!! I spoke too soon!

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32859148/ns/politics-white_house/ (mild language warning for the very, very easily offended)

    Actually I think this is some of the most eloquent and correct speaking he’s ever done…

  6. Harry says:

    Wow. Obama has been in office eight months, and he hasn’t gotten Wall Street straightened out yet. Nor has he brought us universal health care, or peace in the Middle East.

    Yep, absolutely no difference between Obama/Biden and McCain/Palin.

  7. Harry says:

    Uh, Gavin? That was hardly a “statement” by Obama re: Kanye West. That was informal small talk as he was being prepared to be interviewed.

    I know every president lives in a fish bowl, but this is getting ridiculous.

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